Friday, October 31, 2014

Starting the Sleeves


In order to decide how many stitches to cast on for the sleeves, I have to try on the jacket.
Whoa! This is more of a jacket length than the other ones I have made, due to the non-wool yarn, It is lovely feeling, but it weighs more and is longer than others due to the cotton content. The neckline looks huge at this point, but when I add the neck sections and collar it will bring it up closer. I was thinking that a button band would be added but it is already wider than usual, so nix on that idea. Instead I will incorporate a button hole in the neck section and add a wonderful button. It won't be chokingly close, but will keep the jacket from flying open.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Jacket Progress

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Baktus for Mary

 Well it turns out that I have lots of not wool yarns but they all seem to be summery colors, not moody fall/winter shades.The best I can imagine would work for you is  this silk/viscose with the blue/white cotton/viscose.

 For a bit more white-contrast this cotton/rayon Cotton Twist is nice and has a bit of shine against the pebbly turq white yarn.Or the Cotton Twist with hand dyed cotton/rayons in pastel. Any combo would be Springy, which is what happens with not-wool colors in my purchases. Does any of this appeal to you?

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