A not-so-fine-gauge sweater update

WillyG's picture

Thanks to everyone's input, I'm happy to announce that my dad's Christmas vest is beginning to take shape. By doubling the fine alpaca with a variegated sock yarn, I'm getting the best of both worlds...I get to knit on US size 5 needles (much more acceptable than 2's), I can incorporate some blue and grey (as per request), and it makes a firmer fabric. I'm very excited about being able to experiment with knitting from the top down, too. I stumbled upon the pattern book whilst coming up dry in the yarn shop and settling for a book instead. I'll save you the pain of all the details, but feel free to read more at my blog:

http://willyg-strings-n-stuff.blogspot.com/2009/12/christmas-is-coming-goose-is-getting.html

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Looks great, Willy. I look

Looks great, Willy. I look forward to a photo of the finished project. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Bill's picture

Looks GREAT! ...I'm a big

Looks GREAT!
...I'm a big fan of knitting with more than one strand of wool...plain yarn now seems "flat" to me...a strand of a variegated or textured yarn seems to liven things up...

WillyG's picture

Ja, I hear ya! I'm tempted

Ja, I hear ya! I'm tempted to add a thread or something to some plain worsted I bought a while back for a sweater.