Shawl Collars and Sweater Vests

So, here it is: my cabled sweater vest. All done, and quickly being broken in with wearing.

you can read more about it on my blog:

Thanks to everyone who helped me work this guy out! I feel like a budding designer with this thing, haha!

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Bill's picture

Love the intertwined cables! there some silk in the has an interesting texture.
Beautifully designed!

WillyG's picture

You're right that the wool has an interesting texture. It's Imperial Stock Ranch 100% wool, and it's very spongy. I'd heartily recommend this wool, except for the inordinate number of knots in one or both plies. I figured out how to deal with it via the felted join, but it was annoying to try to catch them all. Other than that, I love the wool! If you can find it, check it out.

ronhuber's picture

The shawl collar turned out beautifully. Did you have to do a lot of ripping back or did it just sort of fall into place? The sweater is lovely.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Looks incredible! Great design!

If some sissy tried to kick my ass I would say, "Hey, Mary, go knit me a sweater before I slap you in the face!”
--Eric Cartman, South Park

Kerry's picture

Lovely vest, it looks great.

albert's picture

Really beautifully designed and done, Willy- I'm very impressed!

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Willy, I hate you!

I blew up your attatchments in the attempt to find a flaw and now I'm pissed.. couldn't find a one! Good work and a heck of a nice color! I honestly think that the collar makes the vest.

Jelous in Texas, and that don't happen too often...


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Kilted Knitter's picture

1Vest looks Great! and you look Great in it!

teejtc's picture

It looks great, and I love the detail on the back!

Keep it up :-)

Grace and peace,

QueerJoe's picture

You have an amazing sense of style and this is a perfect example.

Plus, you look great in the things you make...quite fine work.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Really nice work, Willy. I like that cluster knot on the back. And the collar is very nice. I've been working on shawl collar designs based on the baby sweater I designed last summer. The ribbed version you have would be fun to adapt to my pattern as well. [So far, the variations I've come up with are all in garter stitch.] -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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murfpapa's picture

Very good looking vest. Terrific job!

WillyG's picture

Thank you, all! I'm delighted to have such positive responses from the likes of you!

michaelpthompson's picture

Love both the cables and the shawl collar Willy! That's really creative.

My favorite store-bought sweater is a button front, but I really like your shawl collar. I'll definitely look at making a full sweater similar to this if I can even vaguely figure out the cables.

"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."