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!
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!
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