I finished my vest last night! It fits Molly perfectly! I still have a teensy bit of the yarn left, but that’s better than not having enough yarn!
Pattern: Very Easy Pullover for American Girl Dolls or 18″ Dolls
Yarn: Premier Yarns Serenity Sock Weight, colorway Amethyst, I think
Needles: size 4 dpns (knit flat on dpns, sleeve ribbing knit in the round)
I knit the front and back separately so the stripes in the sock yarn wouldn’t become really narrow. To do this I cast on 44 instead of 86 or whatever the regular amount was.
On the last row of ribbing I increased 4 stitches evenly, instead of 6 because I was only doing it one side at a time.
For the front I used the cable pattern supplied in the pattern, and my cable rows were k19, p2, k6, p2, k19 because I had a different stitch count than the pattern.
I knitted for 3 inches, and then I bound off 2 stitches on each of the next 2 rows for a little bit of armhole shaping. This helped in seaming later because I knew where to stop seaming.
Then when I was nearly finished with it I picked up 32 stitches in each armhole and did 3 rounds of ribbing and bound off. The rest of the vest was the same as the pattern.
In other news, I have a new stash photo to show you.
This is in comparison to the stash photo my sister took a few months ago. This was taken on the day I began my Sock Yarn Blanket – June 16.
There’s quite the difference, isn’t there? Here’s my current stash without the new Cascade 220.
My new project is a 5 hour baby sweater, which I thought was going well until I realized I purled the 3 border stitches instead of knitting them on the FIFTH row! I was on row 12 or 13 at least at this point. Ugh! Oh well. I frogged it and will spend my day working on that.