Thursday, March 09, 2006
Hanover Jacket Done
Pattern: Hanover Jacket from Jean Frost Jackets
Yarn: Elegance, 70% baby alpaca, 30% silk DK weight from Knitpicks
Yarn Color: Barn red
Gauge: 6 stitches/inch, 8 rows/inch
Isn't it about time this jacket was moved to the completed project list? Yes!
It's been sitting in a knitting bag for months waiting to get sewn together. It feels so good to have it done and in the closet.
It's not that I don't want to show you my head, my photographer chopped it off.
The jacket is truly barn red, like old barns. The color in the top and bottom picture is most accurate. This picture of the back is way too red looking.
The leaf motif is on each front, the middle of the back, and the bottom of each sleeve.
I'm mostly pleased with the project.
The pattern was well written and fun to knit and the Elegance yarn is an easy, smooth knit.
This yarn at this gauge is a little limp and drapey for a sweater that is supposed to be a jacket. On the plus side, it has a beautiful, silky sheen.
I've worn the jacket several times and it holds its shape well. It's not very warm, but that's OK. It's almost spring here in SW Michigan. I saw a robin today. Always a good sign that winter is on the way out.