Cable Vest finished - yay!

Dear ladies and gents, today I finished my Cable Vest. Such a fun knit and lovely yarn. It’s from Patons (Australia)'s book “Jet Mens”, page 19. Book 1266. The yarn used is “Jet” a 10 ply wool/alpaca blend with colour variations (at least the one I choose did) of blues, greens and greys.

If anyone would like to see the pattern, just private message me and I’ll see what I can do.

Here’s a slightly more detail photo

Very, very nice vest! Your knitting stitches are so even…very professional.


Very Good job, David! Came out great.

It looks great and I love the yarn you picked out. You did a wonderful job on it!

That was quick too! Weren’t you just casting that thing on a couple of weeks ago? Or am I thinking of something else? Whatever… great job!

Well done! :thumbsup: That’s a very good looking vest. You really did do a great job!

Wow! That is really impressive. I love the colors in the yarn and the design (including the v-neck) came out beautifully. Well done, David.

Thanks, one and all, it was a trying but fun project. Thanks especially go to the mods here, without whose help, this project would’ve ended up as a cat blanket.

Wow, great job! It looks great! :thumbsup:

It’s a very handsome vest, David! Kudos to you! :thumbsup:

It sure is nice to have a guy knitter here at KH again. Several years ago we had a very personable knitter with us, he was an over-the-road long-haul trucker who would knit at his favorite Cafe stops. It sure was a way to start conversations with the ladies! He was a great knitter, too!

We actually have several new guys! :thumbsup:

I’m glad we have several posters who are guys. Their way of seeing things is a bit different. So is their sense of humor. It’s nice.

It’s like playing the piano (which I do), or painting (which I do), gender plays no role in any skill.

The only time gender is a focus is when it’s mentioned.

But a very NICE cat blanket!:thumbsup:

But we testosterone-based life forms DO have a different perspective on things. Whether that’s an inherent gender-related thing or simply a difference in life experience is open to question. Nature v. nurture and so forth.

And don’t forget cooking – which I excel at (he said with no trace of modesty). :wink: Actually, now I think of it, I knit the same way I cook – just not as well (yet) – by technique rather than by recipe.

well I’ll be … and I always assumed mojo was a fem fatale…!!

Must’ve been the androgynous username. But as you say, it’s only an issue if somebody brings it up. And even then it’s a manufactured issue.

You guys are funny…which is one thing we love about you! :lol: I don’t think it’s an issue for anyone…more of a curiosity. I know the historical aspect of men knitting, but we rarely see them like we see women. We had guys show up from time to time at our knitting group in the yarn store, but it was rare. You’re like that rare bird or animal that everyone talks about…they know they are around, but they are seldom heard from or seen. When there is a sighting everyone goes nuts, but then if they stay around they just become part of the group. :wink:

My DH does the cooking, too. He is artsy…does ceramics, paints, woodworking… but while he loves what I do and offers many thoughts he’s not interested to try knitting.

I thought it was a reference to another cuppa: mo(re)jo(e). Manufacturing creates jobs which create a paycheck which can be used to buy yarn.