Finishing went a little faster than I expected. YAY! My daughter loves it – so it’s worth all the work (even the hand sewing).
Vest was done in Finnish 2+2 stitch with Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted and Malabrigo Rios – Arco Iris.
Gross grain ribbon was added across the rows on the back to stabilize the clasps. (This stitch stretches across rows quite a bit.)
Detail of the back center, where I started the vest. Had fun playing with what shapes I could make from a nalbinding chain.
Things I learned from this project:
- I want to find a better way to start/end stripes.
- I need to figure out how to measure around the edge of loopy work better so it doesn’t puff out. (Unless I want it to.)
- Stripes of color seem to make the work go faster. I can see the progress in each row.
- Plastic marker pins didn’t work well for this – they pulled too much on the stitch loops. Maybe pinning them in the middle of the stitch would work better?