It took an entire day to finish the knit bits. With all the problems in the pattern and the schematic, (Seriously? 8 inch armscyces? For a plus sized woman? Seriously?) there was a bit of additional knitting to do where the collar sections met the shoulders and the other collars sections, but by the time I got to the end of this project, I expected that.
You get the idea though. Just a nice vest, with an awkwardly written pattern and a schematic that just makes no sense. Yum. Perfect for winging it. I mostly did.
You can see here some of the changes I had to make. The pattern called for ribbed sections under the arms and at the back. I made them 3 x 3 ribs instead of 2 x 2 along the hem and added a couple ribs to each sections. As I knit up, I took out the extra stitches and the extra ribs. It fits great and looks nice.
One thing left to do with it. I have to knit the other arm edging, and I have to take out the bind off on this one and redo it with a little more stretch. And then I have a really cool button to attach.
Not sure how I missed the button hole though. Perhaps it is one of the perils of winging it. I'll have to sort out another sort of closure. Probably an i-cord loop or something.
In my head, this one is in the done pile. Its time to get back to the Shetland shawl.