I'm working on my Christmas knitting. This project is for my 7 (going on 17) year old nephew, so I wanted something that would grow with him. I've taken this vest pattern called Vroom in the Winter '09 issue of Knitty and used it for the stitch count and for the cable. I've taken out some of the little boy details like the contrast colours and the funny ribbing.
Here's what I have so far:
I'm knitting it in Encore Worsted for maximum washability. I really enjoy working with this yarn too, which is a plus.
Now for the part I need your help on. Did you happen to notice the ruler in that photo? Did you happen to notice that this vest stretches from the 3" to the 17" marks on that ruler? That's a 28" chest measurement for a 7 year old boy. Is this a problem? lol It looks HUGE on the needles and Mr. P is advocating that I rip it back and start again with a smaller needle size. I loathe the idea of wasted time when I'm trying to knock out a bunch of projects. *le sigh*
What do you guys think?