Sunday, November 02, 2008

Finished Colinette Vest

This has been kicking around the WIP pile for longer than I want to think about... I decided this week to finally finish the back.

Colinette vest

I had to improvise most of the pattern. The Colinette Shimmer 5 yarn is bulkier than "bulky", so there aren't a ton of patterns out there for it. 6" of ribbing, stockinette for the rest. I did a crochet edging around the neck and armholes

Colinette vest

I LOVE the colors. Every stitch is different, every stitch has its own personality. This is the Toscana (Tuscany) colorway; the base color is a greyish sage green, with pops of blues and pinks and purples and yellows and oranges and reds... I've been browsing through some of the Jitterbug socks done in this same colorway over on Ravelry, even though I DO NOT NEED MORE SOCK YARN.

Colinette vest

We have some very variable temperatures at work, so I'm happy to have another layering piece. This thing is quite toasty warm.

Needles: US 11 / 8.0 mm; US 13 / 9.0 mm
Yarn: Colinette Shimmer Five - 3.5 skeins = 182.0 yards (166.4m)
Colorway: Tuscany / Toscana