I've been making some progress on Northwest Sunset Vest for SFCKAL (Sweaters From Camp). I've joined the shoulders using "3-needle bindoff" technique and cut the steeks. Next "knit-up" stitches for the bands. I decided to do traditional steeks (I didn't secure the steek stitches before cutting) since the vest was knit with 100% Shetland Wool and by nature tend to grab on to one another becasue the wool hairs are fuzzy, wiry, and sticky. I haven't cut the armhole steeks yet.I do fear that I will run out of the dark green wool. Actually, its definite I will run out.
Oh dear, I see a mistake. Do you see it? Look at the picture, on the left, fourth repeat from the bottom, the center motif. Do you see it now? I never noticed it before now. I see the duplicate stitch in my future.
I'm also not looking forward to picking up the stitches for the bands since I will be picking them up in the dark green rows and it is hard to see plus I knit the vest on size 2 needles so the stitches are small.
My next project is AS's Mara Cardigan. Take a look at WendyKnits for some excellent photos of her Mara along with some useful tips. I found her steeking technique for the bands very interesting and plan to give it a try on my Northwest Sunset Vest.
I hope those of you in the U.S. have a wonderful 4th of July.