Monday, November 12, 2007

Finished Drops 103 Jacket!

I actually finished it mid-week last week, but didn't get it blocked or put the buttons on until this weekend.Unfortunately, the only picture that shows the whole sweater while I wear it is very poor quality. (I snapped this on my way out the door yesterday. For some reason, all the rooms with mirrors are on the dark side). You at least get the gist of how it hangs ---
Of course I had to get a close up of the shoulder seam since I used the new technique of sewing up the seams and then attaching the sleeve to the body. I'm still very happy with the results. I've been going around telling everyone to look at my shoulder seams!

Now, my buttons are not placed evenly, but i think it makes it look very funky. The funny thing about these buttons is that I actually bought them about 3 years ago from Fabricana in Richmond. I dragged Stu and Martin in there with me to find buttons for my first cardigan (it was a disaster, knit out of cotton before I knew how cotton behaved). I think they go perfectly with this jacket, so I just cut the buttons right off my old cardigan.

There is only one thing I would do differently if I was making this jacket again. I would add an inch or an inch and a half to the sleeves. I like my sleeves long, and I found myself tugging on them yesterday while wearing the jacket out and about. Here's one with the cuff detail---

And here we have an oh-so-flattering torso shot. This one was more to show how the color worked out.

Specs:

Pattern: Drops Jacket (No. 103-1.

Yarn: 7 skeins of Malabrigo Worsted in Forest. I used only about 20 yards ( maybe less) of the 7th skein.

Needles: One 32" 5mm Addi Turbo circular needle.

*Remember, delurking is delightful!

15 comments:

Beth said...

Very nice! I like the color, too.

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous - great pattern and color, and it really looks nice on you!

knitography said...

Very nice - it looks like it fits really well, and I like the button placement.

tiennie said...

Beautifully done! Looks great on you.

loribird said...

Ooo, I love it - I love the buttons, the style, and the color looks great on you. And you did do a fantastic job on those shoulder seams! Care to share what method you used?

rockbridge said...

it's beautiful - great job!! looks like it fits perfectly, too. no small feat...

Esoteric Knitter said...

The jacket looks fantastic on you. Great job!

Knitting Bandit said...

Great job. I really like it. It looks like a great fit--not like the bags I usually knit as sweaters! The color is pretty and the buttons are so fun! Now...about those shoulder seams: the look "Mah va lous! Just ma va lous"

Ilix said...

Wonderful sweater! The colour and detail are great!

JessaLu said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

martin said...

hahaha! I remember shopping for those buttons... we mus have individually examined every single button in the store :)

Felicia said...

That is a gorgeous jacket! It looks like the style that you will get a lot of wear out of - at least I would! I like the button placement. You could easily button only the bottom one for a different look. Shoulder seaming - looks very professional. Great job all the way around!

Heather said...

Love this jacket! I just put this on my must do someday for me list!!

Anonymous said...

I love it! What gauge did you use? I've been pulling my hair over it.

I have 10 skeins of Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Praline waiting to be made into this jacket.

Anonymous said...

I love it! What gauge did you use? I've been pulling my hair over it.

I have 10 skeins of Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Praline waiting to be made into this jacket.