Pattern: Hanover Jacket from Jean Frost Jackets
Yarn: Elegance, 70% baby alpaca, 30% silk DK weight from Knitpicks
Yarn Color: Barn red
Needles: US #3
Gauge: 6 stitches/inch, 8 rows/inch
With the back and fronts knit, the first thing I did this week was to join the shoulder seams. Then I knit the collar and the edging.
The fronts and back are knit two inches longer than the pattern length. I prefer tops out over my waistband. The jacket pattern as written was going to require a tucked in blouse or shell.
It appears according to current day fashion, that it is acceptable and stylish to have under layers hanging out below upper layers. I'm not sure conservative grandma here knows how to pull off that look, so I'm going with the traditional jacket hanging over the shell or blouse look. The jacket is still pretty short, though, and I'm not sure it's going to work.
The first sleeve is a third done. Now to finish the sleeves, sew them in, sew up the side seams, and block.