I have finished the back of the Cabled Vest (VK SS 2005). Everything went well so far. Somehow the colour of the cotton yarn I have chosen is extremely difficult to capture. I hope the natural daylight this morning is helping ...
It is not gray nor white, but a cold icy blue. The armholes seem to be big from the picture, but I have yet to knit an armhole band.
When I was working on the previous pattern, I just felt that the yarn was difficult to work with - common cotton yarn problem ... no elasticity, easy to split ... etc. I was afraid that the problems would just be aggravated with frogging. Actually I didn't frog, I knitted from the previous piece. It is really surprising that I like working with it so much more this time. The problem of splitting has almost disappeared completely. I don't know what happened! One thing I am certain - I am a total cable addict! I just love working with cable patterns!
However, I think I must start learning how to shape the shoulder using short rows:
It is very rugged, isn't it? I am not a perfectionist in all aspect ... and this I can live with. But I would like to improve on that in later projects.