Master Knitter Monday: Issue #9 – Part Deux

I know it’s Tuesday.  I just didn’t think Master Knitter Tuesday sounded very good.  Besides, this is just a continuation of yesterday’s post.  🙂

I knitted my swatch and blocked it yesterday.  Yes, I even block my swatches when necessary.  I avoid swatching (and blocking swatches, for that matter) as much as possible, but sometimes it can’t be avoided.  This is certainly one of those times.  I want no mistakes in this project!

I swatched in stockinette and then tried out a ‘twin rib’ pattern I was considering for the body.  I’m extremely happy with how the stockinette looks and feels, so I think I’ll just stick with that for the body.  I like the rib, but I like the stockinette better.

And I changed my mind and went with a 1×1 rib for the bottom band.  I’m going to make a very simple vest, with no real shaping at the waist  – not sure how I’ll do the neckline yet, but I’m pretty sure I want a V-neck.  Even though it’ll be plain, it’s by no means an easy knit – to do right, that is.  Stockinette and 1×1 rib are among the hardest things to knit with no tension problems.  And they make any mistakes glaringly obvious.  (Leave it to me to go the hard route!) I will have to knit with care.

I calculated my cast on numbers based on the size I want and my gauge from my stockinette swatch, and got started on the actual knitting late last night.

The rib is going slowly, because of the care I am taking to get the tension super-even.  This is all I have so far:

But at least it’s a start!


About knitsbyheather

I'm a TKGA certified Master Knitter. I'm a knitwear designer and a knitting instructor. I'm also a stay at home and homeschooling mom of two wonderful boys. They sure keep me on my toes! When I'm not teaching or chasing around the boys, I'm knitting, designing, or reading!!
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One Response to Master Knitter Monday: Issue #9 – Part Deux

  1. Brandon Thomas says:

    Oh, Heather… Really like the twisted rib! What an interesting little detail!

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