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I bought some lovely Rowan Felted Tweed last year at the Three Bags Full summer sale planning to knit both my dad and Roland vests. Well, I finally got around to knitting one for dad this spring. When I told him I had blue and brown yarn and asked which he preferred, Mom answered with, “Blue.” Then Dad said, “I’d like brown. I don’t have much brown and I want a new look.”

So here’s his new look vest:
I followed the pattern for Petrol on Knitty modifying it for DK weight yarn. I ended up with enough yarn (for once). Actually, it took less yarn than what some of the charts recommended.

I love how this turned out!! It’s definitely my favourite project I’ve knit thus far.

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Kinetic scarf

This scarf is finally done!! I cast on in April, knit 2/3 of it and put it aside to knit something summery. I couldn’t allow myself to cast on anything new until this was complete and now it is!

This is my version of Kinetic from Knitty made from 2 skeins of Berroco Ultra Alpaca. Instead of repeating the pattern twice for each row, I knit it just once to make a narrower scarf width.

I absolutely love the texture and rhythm of the fabric. The texture would probably pop more if I used a less fuzzy yarn but I wanted it ultra-cozy. Basically it was an easy knit…all knit or purl but it took forever since I had to follow the chart for each and every row.

But for my dad, it was totally worth it.

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