One way to answer the question "If I knit the Jean Frost Hanover Jacket, is the shadow rib going to bore me to tears?" is to try knitting some shadow rib.
So I cast on with my Knitpicks Andean Treasure, a sport weight, heathery baby alpaca, and started knitting on a scarf using the stitch patterns from the Hanover Jacket.
And the verdict is: The shadow rib flows off the needles in a nice rhythm.
I'm ready to order 18 skeins of Elegance to knit the jacket.
The leaf motif was fun to knit. Now I'm wondering if I can knit a second one and join the pieces together to make a scarf. Any advice on a good way to join ribbing?
This is not a well planned project. I don't know how to join the pieces and I don't have enough Andean Treasure.
What are the chances I can get another skein in this dyelot? Not sure. Maybe I can make a Seaman's Scarf and it won't matter (so much) if the ribbed center is a different dye lot. Depends on how close it matches. I'm pretty fussy about such things.
I may end up just calling this an experiment and frogging it. But it was a good experiment and I'm glad I did it.