Sheilavig Vest in Shibui Sock Midnight

November 24, 2013 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

Finally.
I’ve had this pattern for…
…since before it went out of print a few years ago.
I’ve had the yarn for…a while.
As well as the buttons. sheesh.

Sheilavig874Sheilavig in Shibui Sock

and I love this color. So much. Too much for just socks.

ShibuiSock03292008ccrShibui Sock in Midnight

Yarn Conversion
Compare gauge and yardage:

Scottish Fleet_________Shibui Sock
100 g________________50 g
28-36 sts/ 4inches_____30 sts/4 inches
245 yds______________191 yds

Since the gauges were similar, I aimed for comparable yardage.
For the pattern requirement of 7 balls of Scottish Fleet I would need about 9 hanks of Shibui Sock:

7 skeins x 245 yds/skein (Fleet) = 1715 yds

1715 yds ÷ 191 yds/hank(Shibui) ~ 9 hanks

So, I bought 11 hanks of Shibui sock. Because that’s how I think.
I ended up using 8 hanks + 3.7g of Shibui Sock.
And now I have enough leftover yarn for socks and mittens
or mittens and a hat!

sheliavig06914crPewter buttons from
Button Emporium & Ribbonry
in Portland.

Modifications:
Shortened overall about 1 inch.
For button band, pick-up 3 stitches every 4 rows, instead of pattern specific stitch number.
Dropped the front neckline about 1-1/2 inches; pattern is crewneck.
Sheilavig06879
Added back neck shaping (white dashed curve) for a better fit; the pattern is straight across.

Sheilavig06887crc
Skipped the picot cast on, too fiddly and frilly for me.

sheilavig5240crFiddly cast on, I never could get the points to look consistent

Of course, I also omitted the additional picot trim around the front.

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