Sunday, September 16, 2007


The Urban Naturalist's Ladies' Jacket.

This was made from leftovers from the Urban Naturalist's Ivory Buffalo sweater. Believe it or not, one bag of yarn (10 skeins) made two adult sized sweaters! I am in love!

Made from: 5 skeins of Steadfast Fibers' Wonderful Wool, colorway Sahara

Time to knit: I honestly don't remember. Not very long - less than a month.

My favorite part of the sweater is the shawl collar. It was taken from Nicky Epstein's Knitting Beyond the Edge. The collar and button band is knit in one piece with the collar being shaped by short rows. I did it in a 1 x 1 rib to match the cuffs. I am so please! It is definitely a technique that I would use again. Maybe a bigger collar next time.

I am so ready for fall!

6 comments:

Sarah said...

Hot! I love me a shawl collar, and I like that the Steadfast Fibers did just enough variegation without any freaky distracting pooling. Nice work! Those buttons are pretty awesome. too.

But where's the owl cardi? You're holding out on me, aren't you?

CityMinx said...

looks faaaabulous! You and he can be one of those too-cute matching couples!

Veronique said...

Oh, that *is* a lovely shawl collar!

gleek said...

oh goodie!! i'm so glad you posted where you got the shawl collar idea from :) i've been thinking about designing something with a shawl collar and i had no idea how to make one!

i love this sweater. it looks warm and practical. i bet you'll get lots of wear out of it.

PassionKNITly said...

I love that sweater...I kinda want to knit one up right now...

Macoco said...

Two sweaters out of 10 skeins? That is awesome. Your sweater is so pretty and the shawl collar is great. I have a shawl collared sweater that my mom knit, and it's one of my faves.