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Topic: Jaeger "Foxy" fur-trim coat--Any brave souls care to join me?  (Read 3830 times)
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« on: February 13, 2005 02:12:47 PM »

I guess it's weird that I'm starting my first gigantic sweater/jacket project now, but I figure this way I'll have almost a whole year to mess up/start over/perfect it by the time next winter gets here. It's the most gorgeous thing I've ever seen:

http://www.theknittinggarden.com/patterns/jb23/foxy.htm

The yarn it calls for is pretty expensive, so I'm ordering Lion Brand Homespun as a substitute for the body and still looking for a cheap big-big-fur to use for the trim. According to the gauges given on the pattern and Lion Brand's website, Homespun knits up a bit bigger than Jaeger's natural fleece, which works out well because the XXL-42" bust is still a little too small for me.

Unfortunately, the pattern isn't free, but the book where I found it has lots of great patterns in it, so I think its worth a splurge. (Are we allowed to "share" patterns?) Here's a link to where you can buy it--Jaeger's JB23 collection: http://www.theknittinggarden.com/ja-magjb23.htm
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2005 09:42:37 PM »

BOUX! for a moment there I was like " *gasp!* how did i miss this free pattern!"

but it's not free. but i love it..........
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2005 01:11:39 AM »

Oo that's really nice. I just ordered the pattern book, so will start this after I get the pattern and yarn!
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2005 09:09:35 AM »

It's a good thing I decided to buy my yarn at the store instead of ordering it over the net. Not only was Homespun on sale at Joanns for $4 a ball, but the color I wanted turned out to be really ugly so I changed my mind. I went with pink body/black fur:



I'm having lots of issues with gauge, though. I'm thinking I should have sprung for the $140 worth of fur it suggested, because double stranding this Nordica stuff is having strange results. I already had to start over 3 times because what I thought was going to be 25" wide across the bottom turned out to be 30". I guess 2 gauge swatches weren't enough  Angry (But that's why I'm making this a year in advance, right?)
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2005 11:01:43 AM »

that jacket's hot!  I'd be all in for the sharing thing.  Some people might say no, but then you find the people who don't care and do it anyway.   Wink  So who's sharing?!   Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2005 02:29:47 PM »

i agree with Pink Kitty.

then again, i should probably sew something like this instead of knit it or it's going to make me look chunky.........
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2005 01:21:15 PM »

This is coming along much faster than I thought it would. (I'm double-stranding both yarns.) Progress so far on the back panel:

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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2005 03:13:43 PM »

sooo.......i think this needs a hood. i think i will rip off SNB's "under the hoodie" hood and attach it to this. i'm not quite sure how to modify the collar so that it accomodates a hood though...........
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2005 06:57:58 PM »

Just got my pattern book today, will be venturing out into the cold tomorrow to look for the yarn.

Your's looks fabulous! I love pink and black together. It's just a bit too bright for a coat for me, though lol. Would make me look even chunkier than I already am. A black main with pink fur though... that might work for me lol.

Will update on yarn tomorrow Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2005 04:42:02 AM »

i rediscovered one of those wrap sweater things with a waist tie in my closet. i also rediscovered why i've never worn it. it looks HORRID on me. however, it Is a nice mellow shade of blue and the yarn is chunky enough to work well for this pattern. Not sure what color fur i'd get to go with it, but i'm sure i'll work it out eventually. still have to figure out how to modify the collar to be a hood though....
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