Sunday, February 18, 2007

Best-Friend Jacket for me

Here it is, just in time for the cold spell!
Out of the book 'The Knitting Experience' by Sally Melville and with some luscious Lamb's Pride Bulky (85% wool/15% mohair) in the color Blue Blood Red.
This pattern is over sized so I made it in size small. I used 9 skeins plus a little of the 10th with US 9 & 10.5 24" circular needles.
I followed the instructions to the limit and that entailed using a crochet cast-on. The jacket is Asymmetrical (something I don't normally do as I like to 'color inside the lines') and is made by knitting cuff to cuff. No purling in sight!! It made up quickly and I had a great deal of fun.
I topped it off with four 1 1/4" wooden buttons that I sewed on with woolly nylon. The holes in the buttons were too small for wool.
If you haven't 'colored outside the lines', you've just got to try it! It only took me 14 days to complete!!!!


Anonymous said...

I love the Best Friend just knit sweater. Looks like fun to do and to wear.

Fulay said...

I love the color! :)