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River's vest [Dec. 29th, 2005|03:10 pm]
for the love of firefly and knitting (jayne hats!)

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I posted this first to fandomknit, and it was suggested that it might be of interest to you folks.

This is the crocheted vest River Tam wore in "Jaynestown" and "Objects in Space".

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It's for my sister, who's bigger than I am, so it's too loose on me.

It was a surprisingly fast project; if not for a few false starts, I think I could have finished it in two weeks, easily, one if I'd been hurried.

It used well under two skeins of Knitpicks Color Your Own.

The pattern for the big squares with stars, that make up the sides, has been added to this entry: http://www.livejournal.com/users/dragoncrafter/20094.html

After I'd made two of them, I added five extra rows of (tr, ch 1) mesh to a side of one of them, then worked a row that consisted of working *tr in space on one square, tr in space on the other square* to join, which makes it look like there are seven extra rows.

Then I added four fishnet rectangles: one on each front, one on the back, and one around the bottom. I used ch-7 loops, and fastened them down every other mesh along the square, and in every row of the extra mesh in the back.

Every row is too closely spaced, relative to every other mesh. I think I should have skipped a row or two. But it seems to have blocked out fine.

The first triple-crochet round in the stars bothers me. It cups up a little bit. In wool, I can block it out, but I don't think it would look too good unblocked.

On the last row of fishnet on the top, I joined the front rectangles to the back, and I shortened the ch-7 loops down to ch-3 loops across the bits of the top where I wasn't joining it, to hold it in place.

Then along the bottom and the sides, I did five rows of *ch 3, 2 dc* mesh trim. Then I wove in ends, wet-blocked, and I was done.
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[User Picture]From: insaneappy
2005-12-29 11:51 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's insanely awesome!!
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[User Picture]From: van
2005-12-29 11:54 pm (UTC)
I looks quite awesome. I don't think it looks too lose on you at all, either. Hahahaha. I wish I could knit or crochet or had a sister who could! LOL
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[User Picture]From: starcrossedlady
2005-12-30 01:16 am (UTC)
Wh00t! Beautiful!

(and dratitall, another project for me to do. *sigh* )
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From: cat_whisperer
2005-12-30 05:05 am (UTC)
Wow! That's really stunning! Great job. :-D
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[User Picture]From: starshadow78
2005-12-30 07:07 am (UTC)
Yay! You're the best!

people on craftster are trying to figure this pattern out if you felt like posting it here
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[User Picture]From: ex_acertainf406
2005-12-31 04:46 am (UTC)
wonderful! haha. just reminds me that i learned to knit so i could make a jayne hat (and it ended up becoming an increasingly addictive hobby as i'm sure many of you know what i mean).

guess it's time to pick up the crochet hooks! ^_-
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