Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Reason to Knit

 Lovely Anne Marie, who I met yesterday at Three Black Sheep, agreed to model the jacket for me. It's good to know that it looks great even on a petite figure. But then what doesn't?
It's all very exciting. This jacket is proving to be a hit, and I have three readers already interested in having me knit one for them. At last I have REASONS to be knitting. I already have the yarn and the desire to make stuff, but needed a recipient. Here are some yarn combos that I feel will make a wonderful garment. To get the right effect, one of the yarns should be multicolored and the other can be a solid. In the original, both were multis. The interested parties can email me with their color choice. I'll gladly knit a swatch sample to make the final decision easier.
1. Malabrigo Rios Merino and Louisa Harding Merino and Cashmere
2. Araucania Nature Wool and Lion Brand Amazing

3. Araucania Nature Wool and Nashua Wooly Stripes (Merino)
4. Araucania Nature Wool and Nashua Wooly Stripes
5. Hand dyed Purple Merino and Nashua Wooly Stripes
6. Debbie Bliss Fez  85% Merino and 15% Camel with Lion Brand Amazing
7. Louisa Harding Thistle Merino and Lion Brand Amazing
8. Bamboo Ewe, 50% wool, 50% bamboo, and Lion Brand Amazing
9. Elsbeth Lavold Silky Wool and Lion Brand Amazing
10. Araucania Tocanao Merino and Lion Brand Amazing

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  1. Прекрасный жакет. Уютный, теплый, приятный.

  2. I am interested in you. But am curious as to the cost.
    Please let me know. Thanks.

  3. The Jacket is very beautiful and the model too!!!!
    lovely greetings

  4. It's lovely yo have someone to knit for! The sweater is beautiful!

  5. She looks gorgeous in it. I'll bet she wanted it! I hope you post each finished piece here.

  6. Will you do a pattern for this? I'm swimming in Noro Silk Garden and this would work great for that. I just can't stop buying those Noro yarns

  7. Christine12:47 PM

    Would love one too, if you are keen to do another one and post to Australia, please let me know. Love your quilts and don't want to keep you away from them for too long!!

  8. Just beautiful...but I am not petite any more. Or medium either...oh dear I seem to have increased my weight with my age! Time to work some off I think....

  9. Anonymous4:14 PM

    Gorgeous! I'd love to wear one of your sweaters. Color choices? Cost? Timeline?

  10. I would be interested in the #9 color combination but I am not a petite size (sigh) so maybe you wouldn't have enough yarn to knit an extra large size 14? I wouldn't be in a rush to receive it, it was 95 degrees here yesterday so it would be many months before I could wear it.
    I have admired your artistry for many years.

  11. Rita Anderson11:02 AM

    What a generous offer, and what an amazing jacket design. I have always knitted for others and rarely myself. Cost is no problem. Option #2 is beautiful, as are all of them. The jacket is very flattering.

  12. Rita Anderson11:04 AM

    Oops, my email is

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