Monday, February 22, 2010
I learn to knit an Aran Vest
Yarn Harlot and the 2010 Knitting Olympics is a great idea started in 2006. Also was created is the Ravelympics for those on Ravelry.
Aran Knitting is quite beautiful. I haven't done Aran knitting before. Yarmando tells me that it's just cabling and I've done cabling before. So I cast-on and began this vest. I'll give the details of the vest in a future blog post.
While I was working through the twisted cable rib, I was okay with it. Until I got to the beginning of the cable set-up rows. I was 6 (or 8) sts off. What the freak?! I counted the sts several times. So I simply added sts.
There are three charts in this vest. Two repeat every 8 rounds, one repeats every 20 rounds. I've got it figured out how track the rows. It was kinda blah when I started the charts. It took more concentration that I expected. After another two inches, I started to be able to read my knitting and know what was supposed to happen next. I think that feels nice.
I'm enjoying the knitting and will be at the armholes soon. I won't make it to complete in the Knitting Olympics.