FO: Honeycombed

This took me a while to finish knitting due to the whole selling/buying a house thing and the whole not-knitting-for-myself thing, but I finally finished a garment for myself.

honeycomb
honeycomb

Quick Notes–[my ravelry project page]

Pattern
Honeycomb, designed by Sarah Castor, published in Knitty. [ravel it]

Started-Finished
30 June 2009 – 10 January 2010.

Yarn
7.5 balls of Rowan Scottish Tweed DK in 031 / Indigo. 7 balls Purchased from E (PokingMyEyesOut) — she knit her dad a sweater in the same yarn (but a VERY different dye lot). When I started to run out of yarn, I purchased 2 more balls from Dancing Ewe Yarns. I only used about half of a ball for the armhole ribbing.

Needles
Knit Picks metal options in US5.

Modifications
A few:
  • I knit it in the round with a 2 stitch rib flanked by a single purl stitch up either side.
  • I knit with left twists and right twists instead of the 2 stitch cables as the pattern specifies (as described here).
  • I worked more increases for the bust.
  • My gauge was totally off, so I knit something similar to the Small size but got something closer to the 2X size.
  • My mom made this vest and it looks great on her — the one thing she said she did not like is that the sides are too wide on her because she has small shoulders. I have small shoulders too, so I actually worked more decreases at the armholes to make the width smaller and I also worked 2 fewer rows of armhole ribbing to make it less wide. It worked out for me, the vest is not too wide there (but would have been if I had not worked more decreases at the armholes).

happier than I look
I’m just sick, not unhappy

detail
detail

rib stitch is cool
contemplating my ribbing

hello there
pattern stitch

7 Comments so far

  1. E on January 13th, 2010

    Super cute vest, even if in indigo ;-) (oh yea, I was going to ask about that expression in the second pic!)

  2. Jillian on January 14th, 2010

    Your vest looks great! I’m working on a honeycomb right now and I really wish that I had made the modifications that you did. It’s taking me forever!

  3. Sara on January 14th, 2010

    very nice! i’ve always wanted to make that one but haven’t gotten around to it.

  4. Kara on January 14th, 2010

    How lovely!

  5. noricum on January 14th, 2010

    Very classy! :)

  6. Julie on January 15th, 2010

    Beautiful, Jess! It looks perfect on you! I love it!

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