The Mobius Vest

The Mobius Vest is done! And it is lovely.  I am so glad I am in the midst of the garter stitch portion of the book right now. It is so relaxing and comforting. If you know anyone that is spending a fortune on massage therapy — just tell them to knit garter stitch. It will do wonders for them!

One of the things I did to make the Mobius Vest fit my style was knit it in an Aplaca/Wool blend – Berroco’s lovely Ultra Alpaca to be specific and I used larger than usual needles – #9. This caused the resulting fabric to be drapy and flowy rather than stiff. Love the results! It is so chic, don’t you think?

I love how the “shawl” collar just becomes the “sleeve” which then becomes a very straight and simple back. Absolutely breathtaking. Another marvelous piece by Elizabeth Z! I am in awe of her short rows down the front – now how did she think of that. Must remember that for future use….

The Details
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca – 5 skeins
Needles: US #9
Pattern: Mobius Vest in Knitting Around by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Advertisements

9 Responses

  1. It’s beautiful. I think part of the challenge of what you’re doing is updating and modernizing the pieces. I have the worst time with that, but you’ve done a lovely job taking something I otherwise would not have cared for and made a lovely piece of it.

  2. that is lovely! Do you have a shot of the back to see the turn over the shoulder?

  3. This is beautiful! Your styling with the beaded necklace looks great.

  4. Gorgeous! I really do love the drape of it.

  5. Lovely sweater/vest. I have the yarn and the gauge. But (and its a big but) I read the directions and have no idea what she is talking about. Do you have any guidelines?

    sincerely

    the dyslexic knitter

  6. I’ve just discovered your blog and am so happy I have. I am spending the year with Elizabeth. That is all my knitting in 2010 is done either with EZ’s methods or is one of her patterns. Just now I am working on the 50th anniversary cardi. Your drapey Mobius vest is wonderful I have never wanted to knit one based on the picture in the book. But you have me wondering if it should be on my list.

  7. Did you do as 2 pieces or did you do the single cast on w/ split for the front? Applied or built-in i-cord? Can’t wrap head around the built in…

    Gorgeous!

  8. OH!!! It’s so beautiful. I’ve loved your version.
    Edna

  9. I met a woman on the train that told me about this vest. I do machine knitting but would love this for a lap project. Can I get the pattern online? I am leaving on vacation on Thursday and would love to take this project with me.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: