About a week and a half ago, I cast on for this vest, using some gray Lion Brand Cotton Ease yarn that I had purchased on sale somewhere a long while ago. One skein was missing a paper label, but I don't generally see that as a big deal when I'm paying, oh, $1.50 per skein. Especially since the full price on Lion Brand's website is listed at $7.69 per skein. Yeah. Not a bad deal.
So, I forged ahead and cast on. I love knitting with cables, and was so pleased at how the back of the sweater turned out.
|Here's the back of the sweater, before ribbing was added to the sleeves.|
The vest is made in two pieces - front and back - and then is sewn together before the ribbing around the arm holes and v-neck is added. I ran out of my first skein of yarn halfway up the v-neck on the left side, and joined the new skein. I knit the other side of the v-neck, seamed the shoulders and sides, and only then did I realize...
...these two skeins of gray cotton are two different dye lots.
Translation: the color is not an exact match. It's subtle, but I can see it, and it's frustrating. However, there is no way that I'm ripping out that much of a sweater; I'd have to undo the perfectly seamed sides (thankyouverymuch) and knit the entire front again. Not happening. Not until the next time I make this sweater.
In typical Linnea style, I just continued with the pattern, adding the ribbing at the arm holes. Cute.
|See? Somewhat successful, almost-flat v-neck trim.|