Sweater 3: Actually, it’s a Vest

As soon as I set this sweater aside, I was ready to make yet another. I had a modular vest pattern from Creative Knitting’s September 2008 issue which called for hand-dyed yarn. (Notice how it’s always the pattern on the cover that gets me to buy the book?)

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Again, I didn’t have to go shopping. The deformed sweater I made years ago was made with a beautiful blue and purple hand-dyed yarn I had been given. I decided to salvage the yarn by taking the sweater apart. Unfortunately, I didn’t think about what I needed to do very carefully. I grabbed a pair of scissors and started by cutting off the collar and cutting the sleeves off the body. Before I got any further, I realized my mistake. In order to unravel large lengths of yarn, I needed to carefully take the sweater apart by cutting through the seams. I was able to salvage all the sleeve yarn and most of the front and back, but I have a couple pieces that I will probably just felt in the washer rather than make myself crazy pulling them apart. I am almost finished with the vest, and I still have a little yarn to work with, so I think I’m going to pull this one off as well.

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Tomorrow: Sweater 4? or is Kit Ready to Hang up her Needles?

Author: Kit Dunsmore

Kit is a writer and an artist who adores living in Colorado. Whether she's hiking in the mountains or walking the prairies, she's always watching the wildlife in order to learn more about the natural world.

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