cabernet kind of day

2 May 2010

Pattern: Vesper by Heidi Kirrmaier (available as a free Ravelry download)

Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy in color 013 rose red, about 5 skeins

Needles: Addi Lace 32″ US5, Addi 12″ US1 (sleeves only), a few random Knitpicks Harmony DPNs (for pleats only)

My apologies for the terrible photography, but this is my rendition of Vesper. I relied heavily on roko’s modifications (and check out the rest of her knitting, it’s fantastic), but added some twists of my own. In case you’re interested, here’s what I did:

  • CO 384 sts
  • Knit 16 box pleats into neckline (and one into each sleeve) using roko’s excellent tutorial–meaning on my sweater there are no stitches in between pleats
  • Made sleeves a touch longer
  • Waist shaping added to front side only
  • Rolled stockinette edge at neckline, armholes, and hem

I am really enjoying wearing this, although the back neckline is a little wide. I also enjoyed learning the Russian join for this project. And the wine was good too.


One comment

  1. Great post! Let’s take some better pics of this masterpiece soon!

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