Thursday, April 19, 2007



Ta DA! The Springtime Prepster Jacket is finished! And with plenty of time to wear it when the weather warms up a bit. This is definitely one of my favorite peices, but the way the cotton shows every, little, tiny imperfection really bugs me. In fact, I can't look at this picture without seeing where my gauge goes all wonky. That being said, I do love it. This is how you can expect to see me all throughout Spring - a vision in navy and green!

This was knit from the top down in one peice (thanks again, Barbara Walker. The garter stitch border was incorporated with the body of the jacket. There were a few increases in the body as well (one stitch, under the arm, every other row until the circumference of the jacket is where you want it).The neckband was picked up and knit separately.

I knit the sleeves in the round to the elbow and then did two rows of very dramatic decreases and added the garter stitch cuff. That's it. The buttons were vintage that I had in my big mason jar of buttons. Happily, I was finally able to use them!

Specifics:
14 (Yikes!) balls of Jo Sharp Desert Garden aran cotton
one 32" US size 5 addi turbo needles

Thanks again to everyone who offered me their kind words and savvy advice!

6 comments:

Marti said...

I really like the way your sweater turned out. It's making me want to knit something similar for myself!

city girl said...

love it, love it, love it!

Sandra May Be Knitting A Ranch House said...

gorgeous!

Love, Mom said...

I love it! It's a great color! Can't wait to see it in person!

Macoco said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I really like that sweater. I think the sleeves look very good. And the color is great - of course I'm very partial to green.

Sarah / Blue Garter said...

Oh, the springy goodness! And just in time for a genuinely warm day, right? It makes me wish my own little portion of the atmosphere would quit raining and warm up already. Why can't the temperate northwest keep up with NYC, hmmm?