Monday, October 22, 2007

Fad Classic-ish

I thought and thought about what to do with the gorgeous Swedish wool I received as a gift from my co-worker and his wife/my friend this summer and I think I've finally got it. I have 700 yards of it, and have been desperately wanting a fall vest since Sophy finished hers, so that choice was easy. But which vest was the major question. I had always liked Knit & Tonic's Fad Classic pattern, but for some reason it didn't dawn on me to use it with this wool for a very long time. Well, ok, "for some reason" was because my yarn is completely the wrong weight, gauge, and fiber content. Then I saw this vest on Ravelry and fell in love. "Oh, what they hay??" I thought. Being too cheap to buy more than one pattern in a week (and realizing I had the wrong weight of yarn for this vest too), I have decided to improvise. The vest I'm making is Fad Classic-ish, but minus the lace pattern (lazy), and plus some ribbing around the waist. I absolutely love how Fad Classic is written -- shoulder straps first, top down, and in the round -- and I'm following the directions for the size L, hoping that my gauge calculations are correct and that it will end up an XS. Actually, because of the top-down-ness, I've been trying it on as I go, and so far so good. I think I may actually love this vest almost as much as I love the yarn!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love what you are doing with Fad Classic. I'm in exactly the same boat -- saw the pattern on Ravelry (in some yarn I actually have in my stash that is *probably* going to be enough) and had to download the pattern. This is in the queue -- and I like how yours looks without the lace pattern. Looking forward to seeing the finished product!