Judy came in this week with her Misbehavin’ Cables vest all finished. Lovely shade and a beautiful job! I love this pattern from Chris Bylsma. I remember when she first designed it and debuted it at TNNA. Kathy and I were there together, and Chris was making the point of how nicely it fit a variety of sizes. She had Kathy put it on and said, “See, how cute it is on her, and she’s like a size 2.” Which is true, Kathy is a very tiny woman. So then Chris hands it to me and says, “Now you put it on.” So I did, whereupon Chris exclaimed, “And see how nice it fits on Ellen who’s a size 10.” Um. Thanks, Chris.
I decided to knit a Misbehavin’ Cables vest anyway, despite my hurt feelings, and it’s probably one of my favorite garments. The cables are twisted every fourth row at the bottom, making for a nice stretchy fabric that nips the vest in at the waist. As the cables go up towards the bust line, they twist less tightly for more ease and a very nice shaping. Ginni and I each made one, and we’ve been toying with the idea of putting a zipper in. The pattern has a really great facing that would perfectly hide a zipper. Something to think about.
It knits up on a size 8 needle, and the cable pattern is nicely charted. It would be beautiful in Berroco Inca Gold (what wouldn’t) for a dressy look. I think it would also be lovely in tweed for a sporty look. It takes about 800 yards all together.