I was 7" from the hem on this and the more I knit, the more it felt like I was slogging through a sweater for Jabba the Hutt.
Sure enough, when I laid it out as flat as I could under the arms, it was about 10" too big.
I knew it!
This yarn is cursed.
I spun it years ago (Jacob wool) but everything I have ever knit out of it gets ripped out!
(3 sweaters and now a vest!)
But this time, I think I have it!
It is the stitch count and measurements of the green vest I made last month that turned out so well
with a few tweaks that will make it unique!
I am 9" up from the ribbing and into the cable and even beginning the waist shaping!
It's great to knit with confidence this time!