Monday, September 25, 2006

Ahhhhh, Noro

The vest is done. Well, almost. In an attempt to beat the rapidly fading daylight, and the forecast for rain, Nick offered to take some quick photos for me when I got home from work this evening. I still have a few ends that need weaving-in and I had to dispose of them discreetly for the photo shoot. Finding adequate daylight for taking blog photos is going to be a challenge this side of the equinox.

But I digress. Did I mention: THE NORO VEST IS DONE? I'm pretty happy with it. Really a simple, quick knit, except that I was flying by the seat of my pants sans pattern. Therefore, there was much ripping and reknitting as I figured things out along the way. Luckily I planned for a deep V-neck and fairly deep armholes, because over the weekend I took out my shoulder seams twice (once after blocking and weaving in the ends .. oy vey) to rip and shorten. I managed to get a length I like and still have my v-neck and roomy enough armholes.

I loved working with the Noro. The subtle color transitions, the sheen that the silk added, and how it got soft and drapey after washing. Yum.

Noro Vest Specs:

Pattern: There ain't one.
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden in colorway 47 (~6-7 skeins)
Needles: US 7/Addi Turbo Circs

11 comments:

Dipsy D. said...

This vest turned out just perfect, and you certainly look amazing in it! I love the cabling, especially the detail on the neck shaping - you know what a very lousy "cabler" I am, and seeing cables done so beautifully sure inspires me to no end! The colors are so pretty too - yep, this is THE perfect vest, I'm sure you'll be getting to wear it a lot this fall/winter! Fantastic work done!

Yarngirl said...

It's just lovely!!!! And congrats on the buttons on the side bar!

textilejunkie said...

The vest came out so nice. I love how the front cable works into the neck cabling so smoothly. Shoot no pattern required - you already are a master knitter :-)

Hilary said...

It's beautiful!!! So pretty. Such pretty colors, and such a nice design. I like the way the cables look "soft," if that makes any sense.
What a concept, to finish a sweater in time for fall and winter! I'm sure if I get started on one it will be ready for the beach. :)

Gayle said...

Hi kathy! The vest looks great. I also love the neck detailing- it's very eye-catching. Congrats!

Lori said...

It's just awesome! I love Noro!

Terhi said...

It's beautiful, Kathy! :-)

brooklyn tweed said...

its a beauty!

Jane said...

Hi Kathy in Janeau,
The vest is beautiful! I love Noro too. The teacup pattern you asked about on my blog is here http://janevdoviak.blogspot.com/2006/08/felted-pottery.html
No - I don't knit things for every book I read, but I belong to an on line group called Knit the Classics
http://knittheclassics.blogspot.com/ where we read books, discuss them and knit a project relating to them. This month's book was The Time Traveler's Wife, which as you read on my blog, I loved!
Jane (in Maine)

kt said...

Wow!

Wow!!

Wow!!!

It's wonderful! You look great in it! What a wonderful progression of the colors! And the cables! You're inspiring me to cable....

Choc in Ketchikan said...

Your cable vest looks wonderful. How brave of you to design it yourself.