Sunday, April 09, 2006

Muy Caliente

Caliente crochet vest
Caliente vest back
I saw this vest on knitandtonic's site and thought it was cute, but the idea of knitting an item of clothing to look like crochet seemed a bit backwards to me. So, i tried my hand at crocheting my own version. I used my trusty G hook and 3 skeins of knitpicks shine in red. i crocheted a band of ribbing and joined into a circle. Then i picked up the stitches and began the double crochet body in the round. i threw in a bit of shaping and then worked back and forth after the armholes. I knit the back and front and crochet seamed the shoulders. I couldn't figure out a way to crochet the armhole and neck ribbing without having to sew it onto the sweater, so i picked up the stitches with a #3 circ and knit four rows of 2x2 rib, binding off loosely. and that's pretty much it.

i loved working with the shine. i made soleil in shine, and i'm really having to stop myself from ordering more. i picked up spring vogue knitting today. a few things caught my eye, but i don't know if anything is actually knitworthy. the same with the new issue of knitty. i'm mostly having a hard time b/c i was hoping to find an appropriate pattern for my new cotton yarns, but nothing fits so far. i'll have to think about it some more.

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  1. butterlite from craftster4/09/2006 11:46:00 PM

    that's a great version !! you should post a pattern for it! I'll test crochet/knit it or you.

  2. Okay, that settles it. I must learn how to crochet.

    Great vest! And finished so quickly!

  3. Oh! I like yours better than the original! Kudos!

  4. What joanna said. Must learn to crochet. It looks fabulous on you, and that red is beautiful.

  5. How cute are you!?!? Love the red, it's a very flattering look for you :)



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