One of the most pleasurable projects that I took on this past year was knitting my Jacquard Vest. I got the yarn and the pattern from Knit Picks. The fingering yarn is called Palette. I love it!!! I used it for this pattern, then for socks, and finally for the double knit ski bands that I knitted for Christmas presents.
Again, as with the Nordic ski Sweater, I always use the index finger of my right hand to stretch back the stitches on the right hand needle.
By using this method, I was able to keep my gauge right on target.
It is a beautiful design, and well worth the effort. Try it!
Here is what I did with the leftovers or stash-and we always have them.
Here is a picture of one of the Ski bands I knitted for my grandsons. I used Palette, (Eggplant). The weight was perfect. I did this little project in reversible, or double knitting. I also figured out how to add in a third color.
It was great fun.
Here’s the other side.
These head bands were my own design. Once I had the gauge, I made the graph paper for that gauge on my computer, printed it off, then filled in the squares to make the design. Let me know if you want to learn how.