A Beautiful Knitted Jacket - at Long Last
Yes, Finally - after a long and tortured history with this variagated yarn I have finally finished a loose, throw-over jacket. Just right for the current cold weather we are having.
ONLY IT DIDN'T SUIT ME.
Yes, once again, this variagated yarn is having the last word.
This time I am listening.
I am not going to try again with this yarn.
I also think the pattern book, while lovely, is filled with garments that are really not just me.
I think I'll stick with my old tried and true basics in the future. Made with wool I know and trust - standard 4, 8 and 12 ply, and patterns designed for these yarns. Good old Cleckheaton, and Sirdar, and Patons, and Jo Sharp yarns and patterns. In plain styles that I know work for me.
So, for those of you wondering, this is the pattern book:
Claiming that Knitting is Fun. Not so sure at the moment...
And this was the garment I chose to make:
Yes, well oversized modern chic does not seem to work on me. Maybe you have to have to be a bit taller.
So , this lovely jacket :
The pattern book and leftover wool:
Have gone to my local Op Shop (our name for Thrift Stores)....
Mind you, in some ways I am sort of pleased - this is a good garment, unlike many synthetic knits that most people wear nowadays, not knowing the difference between acrylic and wool, and the thermal properties of each, so I know it will keep the wearer warm.
Meanwhile, I am going to knit some simple cowls and a neck warmer to try and get some fun back into knitting...
Sarah Liz :)