I’m mighty pleased to announce that I have (essentially) finished the Shepherd’s vest!
It still needs to be blocked, and the ends woven in, but the knitting is done.
So that frees up my needles for the next challenge, Shadow, from Wool People.
Just finished another 400 or so yds of Edgar/Griff for this project,
and I have a few other skeins already in the stash, so I’m set to get a start, but will probably have to do a fair bit more on the yarn-generation side as I go to get to the finish line on this one.
My yarn is a bit lighter-weight than Shelter, the yarn specified in the pattern, and so will have to do some knitting math to adjust stitch counts and such. Looks like size 6 needles for this one.
Here is the happy little swatch-
I’ve looked hard at this pattern to see if there is any possible way to translate it into a seamless, in-the-round construction type of thing, and it was making my brain very tired.
So, this is going to be the first sweater I’ve ever knit in pieces and then assembled.
Wish me luck. 🙂