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Thursday, October 05, 2006

afghans for Afghans contribution

Afghans for Afghans is trying to collect 900 wool vests and sweaters for school kids between now and mid-October. Full details are here.

This is my contribution -- a vest for a 10-year-old. Those are the needles I used, shown for scale. They're size 11's!

And, my friends, that's why you've never seen this project before. Size 11 needles = weekend project! Except that I screwed up the neckband, and the vest sat in time-out for several days. Otherwise it would have been a quick 2-day project. Even so, it only took about a week.

Project specs:
Pattern: vest pattern from Ann Budd's Handy Book of Patterns, sized for 10-year-old
Yarn: double stranded wooliness. The 4 colors of the main body -- not sure what brand -- came from the MDK Hefty Bag. The black came from Chris in a jar-swap. I used 2 strands of different colors, changing one color at a time.
Needles: Size 11 Susan Bates. (LYS was out of Addi's in that size!)
Gauge: 3 sts/in

If anyone is interested in a quick project for charity, I highly recommend making a kids' vest. Quick, minimal finishing, and satisfying!


  • great idea! and it looks nice and warm :) as it should.

    By Blogger gleek, at 12:34 PM  

  • Very nice (both nice looking and a nice thing to do)!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:40 PM  

  • That turned out very nice!

    By Anonymous Sydney, at 11:22 PM  

  • It turned out great! I'm glad to see that yarn going to such good use. :)

    By Blogger Chris, at 1:56 PM  

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