Saturday, April 28, 2012

Hillhead vs. Vaila

I've finished the 99 rounds required in the Hillhead Slipover pattern before starting the armhole steeks. But am I really done with the main part of the body? Alas, no.

I decided to put it side-by-side with my previous Ann Feitleson-designed vest to compare. The Vaila Slipover has always been just short enough to be annoying. I really wish I'd added just another inch or so. As you can see here, the Hillhead is already a bit longer. The Hillhead pattern calls for more rounds in both the ribbing and the body - a total of about a dozen more all together. Clicking on the photo should take you to Flickr where I've added some notes explaining a bit more.

But I'm thinking of going a few more rounds, as pugilistic as that sounds. I'm pretty sure I have the yarn for it, and I'd rather it be a bit long than to be constantly tugging it down, like I find myself doing with the Vaila Slipover. Most of my height manifests itself between my shoulders and hips -- I have the same inseam measurement as my brother who is a few inches shorter than me. So I'm thinking that even though I've reached this milestone, I'll go 28 more rounds before throwing in the towel. Thoughts?

Ding, ding!

 

 

5 comments:

  1. Yes, good choice. I'll cross my fingers that you have the yarn for it!

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  2. Knit more! You'll be happier in the end and prove that you're still learning. :)

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  3. take one down, pass it around...a hundred rows on your knitted vest! Yes, go longer.

    ~jene

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  4. Me, too -- knit on! I'll send positive thoughts about having enough yarn!

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  5. to mix a metaphor....go long!!

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