Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Ribwarmer Vest

This is my second try at the Ribwarmer Vest. The first time, I didn't get row gauge, and it was way too long. This time, I decided to be extra careful and worked my way painstakingly through the ribwarmer worksheet in issue #5 of Knitter's Magazine, using my measurements and my gauge. After I'd done all the math, I found I could just use the medium size in the pattern in that issue! And I think it turned out fine. I used Elizabeth's own adaptation for adding a collar, and love how it looks. I'd like to make more, adding sleeves on one, and doing another in ribbing. The yarn is Knit Picks's Wool of the Andes in color Stream.


  • Fabulous! Love the color; love the fit. If I thought I could get away with it, I'd say, "oh, make me one, too!"

    By Anonymous Melissa, at 5:51 PM  

  • I didn't are much for the rib warmer before, but yours looks really nice and cozy. A great fall garment.

    By Blogger Kucki68, at 10:39 PM  

  • Now I KNOW I will have to knit this pattern. Soon! It looks so cosy, and I can imagine it with a skirt, or jeans. Perfect for cold winter weather! Great job! samm

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:03 AM  

  • Lovely! Where can I find Knitters MAg - issue5?

    By Anonymous Sheila Mayhew, at 6:07 PM  

  • That looks great! It's such a timeless pattern - not exactly new, but still quite modern-looking. I love it.

    By Blogger jenfromRI, at 5:21 AM  

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    By Blogger Trudi, at 5:53 AM  

  • Thank you all for your kind comments. Sheila, you can still get issue #5 from the publisher

    It has all sorts of interesting ideas connected to the ribwarmer vest.

    By Blogger Trudi, at 5:59 AM  

  • I was never terribly attracted to the Ribwarmer Vest...that is until now. The fit is absolutely perfect and color is quite nice too! How many skeins of Andes yarn did you use?

    Susan D

    By Blogger Susan, at 4:30 AM  

  • It took me just under 5 skeins of the Wool of the Andes (each skein is 110 yards). This was for the medium size.

    By Blogger Trudi, at 8:06 AM  

  • I agree that the ribwarmer never appealed to me before. Did you make any adjustments that make it look funkier? Maybe the shoulder-area seems a bit roomier? Or is the whole thing a bit bigger on the model? Wondering if anyone has any thoughts about what makes this one unusual.

    By Anonymous sara k., at 7:48 AM  

  • Your rib-warmer looks great!

    I made one in the mid 1980's when I first learned to knit - it was my 2nd or 3rd garment. I recently bought the pattern from EZ's daughter Meg (Schoolhouse Press)and plan to make another.

    If you make it out of a 100% wool - you will be amazed at how warm this is - I think the rib of the garter stitch adds to the warmth.

    By Anonymous kate, at 10:53 AM  

  • No, I didn't make any changes to the pattern, Sarah, other than to add on the collar--and that's from EZ's directions. I brought the vest to a knitting night last week, and it was really interesting to see it on a couple of other people. Although I would have said their shapes aren't very different from mine (though they are a bit more endowed in the chest area), it looked a bit too short on both of them (which makes sense). Maybe I just got lucky on the fit?

    By Blogger Trudi, at 3:12 PM  

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