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I have been terrible at taking pictures and blogging about finished projects. I really, really have been knitting as much as ever, and here is a little proof. This is my Nederland Vest (from the fall 2008 issue of KnitScene) in Gloss DK. I love how this yarn drapes and fits so well. The pattern doesn't have waist shaping because that is right where the argyle pattern is happening, but the Gloss DK does a good job of making up for that with a curve-skimming drape.

I made some modifications in the armholes because the shoulders were too wide for me. Part of that involved steeking because I was too lazy to rip the shoulders all the way back. I just crocheted together half of one knit stitch with half of another knit stitch along the line where I wanted the armscye to be, cut away the extra fabric and picked up for the ribbing just inside the crochet chain ridge. Magic! I didn't have any trouble with the Gloss DK stitches running away - they held very well in the crochet chain that I used to secure the steek.

I also love the way the Gloss DK worked in stranded colorwork. The stitches plumped up in the warm bath and filled in any of my tension mistakes for a very smooth finish. The main color is Doe and the accent colors are Woodland Sage, Mulberry, Marsala and Fedora.

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Comment by Corinne on November 17, 2010 at 7:24pm
Hi,
I think your vest is outstanding and also enjoy your color choices. It is good to hear such good info about Gloss yarn as I've wanted to try it and don't know any knitters. The knitters that I do know live on the other side of the country and knit mainly baby things.

I am really unclear about the following:
I just crocheted together half of one knit stitch with half of another knit stitch along the line where I wanted the armscye to be, cut away the extra fabric...... Is this something that perhaps you will do a video about? I am sure it would make more sense if I were able to see what you did with the crochet.

Thanks a lot for sharing your vest and the information about what you did to make it fit. Sometimes it would be easier to steek then frog.
Corinne
Comment by cherylbwaters on February 2, 2010 at 9:03pm
Sometimes it is amazing how the designer comes up with a name. It often makes no sense at all.
Comment by Maruschka on February 2, 2010 at 2:01pm
It isn't a special sort of vest here in Holland. So I also wonder how it came to that name!
Comment by cherylbwaters on February 2, 2010 at 8:02am
Oops, I should have checked my typing before I added my comment, Maruschka. Sorry about that!
Comment by cherylbwaters on February 2, 2010 at 8:01am
Manuschka, if someone from Holland questions why this vest is called Nederland Vest, then I, also, wonder what makes this vest so Dutch. Wish I knew! Do the Dutch where lots of argyle vests? ♥cheryl
Comment by Maruschka on February 2, 2010 at 6:03am
How fun, Nederland vest! I am from Holland, so I'm wondering why this vest is so Dutch? Any idea?

Greetings, Maruschka
Comment by Soyun Park on December 15, 2009 at 5:05am
What a wonderful vest! I love the color work here!
Comment by 23psalms on December 2, 2009 at 12:35pm
This is gorgeous!!
Comment by faithm48 on November 27, 2009 at 12:11am
Really beautiful color choices and the drape is so nice--skims well. Great job!!
Comment by Sybil K on November 24, 2009 at 10:53am
Great vest! Did you machine sew the front and back together? Your seams look perfect!

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