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Topic: I finished my Nantucket Jacket!  (Read 4793 times)
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« on: June 03, 2007 01:06:32 PM »

That's right! I finished the Nantucket Jacket. I really enjoyed knitting this sweater. The cable/twisted stitch pattern is fun, and the gusset shaping is unique. I was dubious about making a wool sweater with elbow-length sleeves, but after wearing it around for a bit, I've decided I like that feature. Overall, it was an enjoyable project that produced an end result I am happy with. However, I am still unsure about the yarn, Berroco Pure Merino. It's very soft, but it stretches a lot. I will have to be very careful when I wash this sweater.

Pattern: Nantucket Jacket from the Winter 2006 Interweave Knits by Nora Gaughan
Needles: US 9 Denise Interchangeables
Yarn: 13 balls of Berroco Pure Merino
Notions: 6 5/8" buttons
Size: 34" chest

Modifications to the pattern: After knitting the waist decreases as written, I knit for 2 extra inches before I did the bust increases. For the sleeves, I knit the sleeves for the next size up, because some people had complained about the sleeves being too tight (however, I don't think this mod was necessary, since the yarn I used is so stretchy). When I crocheted the scallops on the sleeves, I did it with the RS facing and worked in rounds, instead of starting with the WS facing and turning after the first row. For the crochet on the button bands, I did the sc row in one hook size, then I went up two hook sizes for the scallop row. I also did the scallops as *sc, skip 1 st, dc/ch 1/dc/ch1/dc all in next st, skip 1 st* instead of *sc, skip 2 sts, dc/ch 1/dc/ch1/dc all in next st, skip 2 sts*. I found that this made the scallops stand out a bit better. Finally, I worked six buttonholes instead of five.

« Last Edit: June 03, 2007 01:06:58 PM by Quincy134 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2007 01:10:21 PM »

Wow, it's totally gorgeous - be proud of yourself!

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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2007 01:11:59 PM »

Wow!  Very nice work.  I love the cabling pattern and the color looks really good too.
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2007 01:51:07 PM »

That is amazing! Way to go!
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2007 02:57:38 PM »

That is beautiful!  Really admirable work...
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2007 03:17:23 PM »

Stunning work, the knitting is beautiful, and I love the color, it compliments you very well. Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2007 04:20:02 PM »

You have done such a beautiful job on this!  Now I really do have to make one myself.

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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2007 04:54:38 PM »

Very classy!  Great colour, too.   Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2007 05:30:30 PM »

Wow!  It is soooo beautiful!  Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2007 05:31:41 PM »

that is so pretty! Great job!

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