I am dying to wear this vest. It's been a pleasure to knit - the yarn is fabulous (Tupa silk and wool) and the color is so spring time. The fronts are done, and I've worked about an inch or so up the back. I have 6 more rows with a single stitch bind off and then it's just straight stockinette on 62 stitches for 6 inches or so. The ruffled lapel stitches continue around the back of the sweater and meet in the center, rather like Chris Bylsma's Solo. It's a beautifully smooth back neckline treatment.
Blocking is definitely in order as the edge of this thing rolls like crazy--
Rather than using the steamer on it, though, I think I'll do a cold water block. Takes more time, but it's just safer. Can't start my Wickle-West until Tessa's done, so I need to get a move on. This Wednesday is my goal.
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