FO On Sunday: Stockholm Slipover

I was going to wait and post tomorrow but I was too excited. I am both pleased and saddened to say I am done with my Stockholm Slipover. I was quite concerned as I dillydallied all month and really had to push through the last few days. In the end I am mostly happy with the vest/tunic. I am sad to see another Camp Loopy come to an end. I looked back and discovered that this was my 9th year at Camp. It’s so much fun to dedicate my summer to stretching my knitting skills. The increased yardage each month is a challenge particularly as the days are warm and therefore my knitting interest isn’t high. I love Camp and am looking forward to next summer.

As I said the pattern is Stockholm Slipover by PetiteKnit. The yarn is Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted in granite. The pattern is so well written. I learned how to do German Short Rows and Italian Bind Off. Two excellent skills I’ll use again. The yarn is soft and the skeins are a generous 250 yards. I knit the XL size hoping for oversized as opposed to snug. I probably could have knit the L. I used 841 yards of yarn which was over the required 800 yards for August.

The instructions for binding off the neck and arm holes said to bind off tightly. I would recommend binding off the bottom ribbing tightly also. The 3/4 inch ribbing at the bottom would like to roll but the arm holes and neck do not. Pulling the stitches a wee bit tighter as they are being removed from the needle made all the difference. When I put the vest/tunic on (it’s just below hip length) the hem does not roll. If it seems like it will I think I’ll thread a piece of elastic thread through the inside of the bottom and pull it just a itsy bit tighter than the ribbing just to hold it in place.

I will be knitting another PetiteKnit pattern. As I made my way through the pattern I never had a question as to what I should do. When I knit a pattern I like being told what cast on, bind off, increases and decreases a designer used. I want to end up with a project that looks like the photo. I don’t want to reinvent the wheel. If I did I’d design my own projects.

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22 Responses to FO On Sunday: Stockholm Slipover

  1. Laura Kate says:

    Your vest is beautifully knitted. Congratulations. Wear it in good health (once the weather cools.)

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  2. Nicely done! Congratulations!

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  3. sewadilly says:

    Congratulations!! It looks great!!! 🙂

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  4. Stefanie says:

    Well done, Karen. Yay for an additional, wearable piece.

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    It looks absolutely fantastic! Congrats on your 9th year at Camp Loopy!🎉💐

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  6. chrisknits says:

    It is wonderful!!! looks like the best cozy vest you could have ever wanted.

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  7. Wow, what a good looking vest! Seriously, your knitting is just jaw-dropping even and this piece is looking like something that followed you home from Ralph Lauren. Great job!

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  8. It looks very nice! Love that color!

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  9. Evelyn says:

    Congratulations on getting it done!!

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  10. What a great looking vest! It is lovely – very classic, and very well knit!

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  11. Mimmy Jain says:

    Your vest looks fab!

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  12. Alissa Head says:

    It looks really fab!

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  13. Congratulations, so nice to see the end product. Love the color, gray is a wonderful neutral.

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  14. Olivia says:

    Wow, congratulations on a summer well done!

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  15. YarnyDragonfly says:

    I knew you would pull that off by the end of August! It looks great – something that will be worn a lot!

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  16. Well done, that lady! It’s great when you get near to the end of a project and suddenly you’ve got the bit between your teeth and you really want to get on and finish it.

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  17. momdussa says:

    Great job, It looks fantastic! I agree with you. I want my projects to look like the photos and prefer the designers to give me all the tips and tricks to make that happen.

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  18. I hope you are really proud of that vest. It is perfection !!!! Great job

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  19. cattknithat says:

    Looks great! Thank you for all the info!

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  20. ReginaMary says:

    I love it!! It looks fantastic. You must be thrilled. PetiteKnit has some beautiful patterns.

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  21. randomlyerin says:

    It looks amazing! 🙂

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