Nov 27, 2014

Norah Gaughan Cabled Vest

Norah Gaughan Cabled Vest






Norah Gaughan Cabled Vest



        It’s cold … I’m knitting …
        … besides, I’m swamped with work and if it’s ok to knit for half an hour - it’s pretty frustrating to sew (arrrgh).

        Very warm, this vest designed by Norah Gaughan and published in Vogue Knitting Fall 2010, features exploded asymmetrical heart cables travelling up the front panels past the shoulders and around the neck.
        It has an hourglass shape emphasised by the back-waist ribbing and an I-cord belt.


Norah Gaughan Cabled Vest Norah Gaughan Cabled Vest


        The pattern has a generous ease amount because it’s meant as outerwear so I cast-on a size S (btw Vogue offers finished measurements). It has a difficulty rating of 3 (intermediate) but it’s pretty quick to knit with the super bulky yarn and all, and I did not find the cables very difficult. Maybe the most challenging part about this pattern is closing the shawl collar at the back neck.


Norah Gaughan Cabled Vest Norah Gaughan Cabled Vest


        The recommended yarn is Berocco Peruvia Quick difficult to find in Italy so I substituted with Rowan Big Wool which made the whole thing a bit more heavy but also more warm.

        RECAP
        Pattern: Norah Gaughan Cabled Vest
        Fiber: Merino Wool 100% - Rowan Big Wool
        Ravelry : http://www.ravelry.com/projects/fruitsflowers/21-cabled-vest


Knitted Cabled Vest


Knitted Cabled Vest


        I’m very pleased with it especially because I can wear it paired with one of my felt fedoras (I must confess I’m a compulsive hat buyer) and I think it’s a look that works. Do you agree?


Knitted Cabled Vest


        I’m curious to know what do you choose to do when you have very little time for crafting: sew, knit, bake …? How do you organise your time?



Thank you for visiting. I would love to hear your opinion.

Gilè a trecce Norah Gaughan




Knitted Cabled Vest



        Fa freddo … sto knittando (scusate il termine ma a dire lavorare la maglia ai ferri s’invecchia) …
        Ultimamente sono sommersa da lavoro e se si può knitttare mezz’oretta - cucire lo trovo frustrante (arrrgh).

        Questo caldo gilè disegnato da Norah Gaughan e pubblicato in Vogue Knitting Fall 2010 è caratterizzato da trecce a cuore esplose in asimmetrico che decorano i pannelli frontali passano la linea delle spalle e si congiungono dietro il collo.
        Ha una linea a clessidra enfatizzata dalle coste lungo la vita dietro e un cinturino I-cord.


Gilè a trecce Norah Gaughan Gilè a trecce Norah Gaughan


        Il modello ha una vestibilità ampia essendo inteso come capo esterno perciò ho avviato una S (cmq Vogue stampa anche le dimensioni del capo finito). Nonostante il livello difficoltà 3 (intermedia), il modello si lavora piuttosto velocemente anche perché si utilizza un filato “super bulky”. Non ho trovato le trecce molto difficili… la parte più complicata secondo me è la chiusura dietro del collo a scialle.


Gilè a trecce Norah Gaughan Gilè a trecce Norah Gaughan


        Il filato consigliato dall’autrice è Berocco Peruvia Quick piuttosto difficile da trovare in Italia perciò l’ho sostituito con Rowan Big Wool (distribuito dalla Coats) che ha reso il capo leggermente più pesante ma anche più caldo.

        RECAP
        Modello: Gilè a trecce Norah Gaughan
        Filato: Lana Merino 100% - Rowan Big Wool
        Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/fruitsflowers/21-cabled-vest


Gilè a trecce


Gilè a trecce


        Sono molto contenta del risultato specialmente perché riesco ad abbinarlo con uno dei miei cappelli in feltro (devo confessare che ho una passione smodata per i cappelli) è questo penso sia un look che funziona. Non siete d’accordo?


Gilè a trecce


        Sono curiosa di sapere cosa scegliete di fare quando avete poco tempo a disposizione per il “craftting” (altra parola non ortodossa). Cucite, lavorate la maglia, cucinate …? Come vi organizzate il tempo?



Grazie della visita. Mi piacerebbe moltissimo sentire la vostra opinione.

43 comments:

  1. Noooo ma sei pure capace a cucire a maglia (passami il termine ^^), complimenti bellissimo e bravissima!!!

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  2. I am so IMPRESSED by all your talents!

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    1. ohhh... Marine you are too kind!!!

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  3. Soppa, è bellissimooooo!!! Ma quanto sei brava?! Troppo!!! Il cappello ti sta un sacco bene, è per caso uno della collezione Chapoleon? Un bacione!!!

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    1. Grazie Niko sono molto contenta che ti piace! - il capello e artigianato italiano ;) Un abbraccio cara!

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  4. What a gorgeous piece, and so beautifully done! And yes, two thumbs up for the pairing with the fedora :) I love Norah Gaughan's designs; they're so stylish and really timeless. As for me, when time is limited, knitting is my go-to craft - I love that it's portable, can be taken up even just for a few minutes at a time, and can be done in company without being anti-social :)

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    1. Thank you Danielle :) Norah is an amazing designer next of her on my list is the Capecho shrug/bolero/cape ;) ! Yessss I love that knitting is portable - I actually (re)started knitting when I had to deal with really long commutes (I find it hard to focus on reading when people around me are yapping on their phones) unfortunately I never got to explore the social aspects of knitting ...

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  5. Oh you cheeky thing! So you can knit beautiful amazing things too! It's gorgeous and I particularly like a piece of knitting that has 'exploding hearts' in the description! Looks great with the hat and I'm with Danielle - knitting is great when times limited and is so portable. I've been very lucky to have this entire week off and home alone I've been sewing up a frenzy! So no time limits for me this week. Your hounds are very cute too!

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    1. ahhhhh you are killing me ... is it not enough that you are entering summer?! ... now you are telling me you have a week off, you are home alone and you are "sewing up a frenzy"... you better show us something amazing ;) (and I know you will) you lucky girl!!!
      p.s a big thank you from myself&co. :)

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  6. Adoro!! Mi piacciono tantissimi i maglioni bianchi d'inverno e questo gilè è spettacolare! Molto bello anche l'outfit e il cappello!! Bravissima! Hai un sacco di risorse! :) Mi piacerebbe imparare a "knittare", da piccola sapevo farlo, ma poi ho dimenticato tutto! :( dovrei chiedere a mia mamma di rinsegnarmi...

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    1. Grazie Martina! DEVI! quello che mi affascina del lavoro a maglia è che fondamentalmente parti da un pezzo di filo ... e le possibilità sono infinite!!!

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  7. It looks so nice and cozy! I wish I could still knit. I used to, but it hurt my wrist so I gave it up. I can only purchase RTW sweaters now, and that's not half as nice as wearing beautiful home made knits such as yours. I love your hat too!

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    1. oh ... I'm so sorry to hear that ... I am sure your knitting was gorgeous like your sewing!
      XO
      p.s. I haven't forgot ... I'm slowly but steadily getting to it ;)

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  8. Wanna know what i thought when i saw the first pic: oh my god, sasha, i love you 😀
    That whole look is fantastic!

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    1. Wanna know what I thought when I read your comment: damn that hurts - I cracked a lip by smiling from ear to ear!
      Love you too .. baci baci baci!

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  9. This is beautiful! I laid my eye on Rowan Big Wool a looong time ago but could not find a perfect project for it. Still can't. It looks like it was the opposite for you: you came up with a pattern first :)

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    1. It is the first time I used Big Wool and I loved it so much that I immediately bought some more and found the Rowan Winter Drift book (on ebay) - It's all about Big Wool !!!

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  10. Che brava! Io non sono capace...
    Sabrina

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  11. This is so beautiful! I've never really been attracted to vests but this is such a great look and you've styled it perfectly! I knit, too, but just a bit here and there. I tend to knit if I'm too tired to sew. :)

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    1. Me neither in fact this is my only vest ... but I loved the front panels so much! Since I started sewing I've really been neglecting my knitting! Now that I have very little time and I'm stressed and tired I find knitting to be my go to craft.

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  12. This is fabulous and you look amazingly chic in your ensemble. Love the hat too! I really would like to learn how to knit cables. I find I need my knitting to be at least a little complicated to keep me interested. Which is why my stockinette stitch blanket cardigan is currently hibernating. Boring! I have enrolled in an online cable knitting course, just got to carve out some time. When I have very little time for crafting I read. I love to read and I just can't do everything all the time. It's nice to take a complete step back every now and then.

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    1. Thank you Jillian! You are so right you can't do everything all the time! For me too reading is one biological need but I do need peace and quiet to enjoy it ;) and yes stockinette is boring that it's why I do stockinette + something else (taking the train to school, watching tv ...)

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  14. Wow! Stai benissimo!! Mi piace molto l'outfit e la lana che hai scelto per il gilet è davvero bella, adoro le lane "bulky"! :)

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    1. Grazie Tiz! Si queste lane super grosse non solo sono morbidose ma anche veloci da lavorare ;)!

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  15. That is a trendy cabled vest, if I eve saw one! Great work.

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  16. Beautiful vest and I love how you styled it with the hat!!! LOVE!

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    1. Thank you Margo means a lot especially coming from such a stylish lady who "gets" hats!

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  17. I love the entire look! Knitted vest and hat: goes together perfectly! and the cables detail is so well executed, if only I knew how to knit something else than easy scarves...

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    1. Thank you Pauline! Knitting complex designs takes its own time and you are so busy giving us all those lovely sewing patterns ... please don't stop doing it to master cables!!!

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  18. That vest is gonna be so versatile! I love it!!

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  19. è molto anni settanta e mi piace un sacco! a me il lavoro a maglia manca, chissà se in futuro mi appassionerà anche questo lato della moda artigianale :D

    Vanessa Van
    http://vanessavanhandmade.blogspot.it

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    1. Grazie Vanessa! Chissà? Speriamo!

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  20. Mi piace molto questo stile quindi per me sei perfetta. Kiss

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  21. This is definitely a look that works! You look so cool and that vest is gorgeous.

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