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Self portraits in Firelight


After I finished the red shawl for Elise and the red spinning I started knitting a red vest for myself, which I utterly failed to mention, here on the blog. I've really enjoyed knitting this, it's Firelightfrom Knitty. I was thinking earlier how much I love Knitty, not just because it's free, but because it's easy to navigate, the patterns tend to be well written and I love being able to print out spare copies.This pattern fits the Knitty model, and it had clever details, like a seamless construction and wonderful fire cables.
I knit this on some unlabelled 5ply direct from ACS, which is probably Bluebell. It's a cabled yarn, which I don't always love, but I think it looks amazing in the reverse stocking stitch. It was a little bit splitty, but nothing terrible and I love the smooth but slightly woolly feel.



Most of all though, I love the way this fits. I spent quite a lot of time considering the length, particularly as I have a history of getting things a smidge too short,l or a tiny bit too long.  This time I think I've nailed  I've nailed I, although the photos were taken unblocked, as I'm leaving the country tomorrow, and it's blocking right now, but I don't know that it will be dry in time for me to take photos before I leave. That's also an explanation as to why there are self portraits, rather than my usual photographer's work.

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  1. Your vest looks great. Isnt it fantastic when we get the length right!

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