Sunday, January 10, 2010

January Knitting Progress

I've been busy. I've been finding time, here and there to get some knitting done. I finally have a finished pic of my "Not So Swing Jacket". The pattern is from Plymouth Yarns. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn in Barley (tweed) and trimmed the jacket in Black. The brown and black 1-1/4 inch button came from my button purchase late last year at the Sewing Expo. I used a little over 4 skeins of yarn to complete this jacket.

There is a lot of ease in this jacket. I knitted this without the increases in the body. You can still see a slight "a-line" look in the side profile. I did 2 of the 3 required increases (per instructions) in the sleeves. I'm thinking of calling this "My House Jacket" and just wearing this around the house.

Currently on my 16 inch circular needles is my "Noble Cowl". I'm using Cascade Superwash 220 yarn in a heathered purple color. This yarn is a dream to knit with. No splitting. This is turning out to be a beautiful lace cowl. I love how the edging came out.

Also on my needles is another jacket titled..."No Swing Jacket". This version will be more fitted and longer. I'm using LB WE T&Q in charcoal color. This is a beautiful heathered dark gray color.

I hope you are getting in some knitting time.


1 comment:

Rachel said...

That is lovely. I love the yarn!!! I just finished a sweater so I am psyched.