Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hilary P's Jacket


O I am so happy with this finished product. I used Araucania Toconao merino and Amazing by Lion Brand, about 900 yards, with a size 7 needle. The sleeves were knit in the round and the only sewing was for the side seams.
With each edition of this jacket I am tweaking the design and still loving the process, altho this is only #2. Ha!
 For me, it is working with the different yarns and seeing how things change and develop.
Since I know the recipient lives in Canada, where they have real winters, I am sure this will be a very warm and cuddly addition to her wardrobe. If it were for someone in warmer climes, I might have used a larger needle, making it a lighter, looser fabric. With this design, the diamonds are kind of on the bias, providing a flattering drape. The side triangles are close under the arms and then curve out softly toward the hip.

 The fit is roomy in the body but the sleeves are close fitting, as I hate bulk in the sleeve and don't want drafts up the wrist. I kept my decreases visible as I knit with slip on markers. Why has it taken me this long to do this? Who knows.
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Today is the 6th anniversary of the day we moved to TN and signed the contract on this house. Where has the time gone? Wow.




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16 comments:

  1. Beautiful job! This is on my "bucket list", to learn to REALLY knit! Have a great day!

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  2. The sweater is beautiful! I can't believe how fast you got it done! I remember as a kid I would knit a sweater for 4-H and it would take me all summer to knit it! I have not made a sweater since.

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  3. Judith P.10:52 AM

    Looks great. Can't wait to see the others.

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  4. That's just beautiful, I can't believe how FAST you knit! Where are the dawgs in this post? Miss them.

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  5. I love this pattern! Where do you find the time to get so many lovely pieces done? Is the pattern available somewhere?

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  6. Happy Anniversary!!! Love the color combo on this sweater.

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  7. Happy anniversary!
    I wait with interest to see the other versions of the jacket.

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  8. Are you going to publish this pattern? It looks fun to knit, as well as looking like it really fits well and flatters.

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  9. What a beautiful jacket! You are a very talented lady. :-)

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  10. This jacket is great. Please let me know when you're taking more orders. I want one!!

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  11. This is spectacular!

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  12. I think this is my favourite so far - it's gorgeous. You are so talented to be able to adjust and change things as you need to.

    Love the new addition to the family too :-)

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  13. The time as gone to the beautiful yard/garden you have created, as well as all the other creative things you do, and we enjoy.

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