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« on: January 04, 2010 06:52:16 PM »

After about five years of random, mostly unsuccessful attempts, I finally got the hang of crochet back in November. I'm definitely still learning, and I mess up a lot, but I felt confident enough to attempt to make myself a jacket (since it's winter and I don't own a coat, yikes) from the unimaginatively named 99-3 Circle jacket crochet with Silke-Alpaca pattern.

Since my gauge was waaay off, I used the instructions for the Small/Medium sizing to inset the sleeves, and just kept going until the circle was large enough to be flipped up over my head like a hood:


It's made with a mix of Patons Classic Wool and Classic Wool Merino...the yellow color isn't one they actually offer, it's a mistake, so I got a whole bag of partial skeins for pretty cheap. It and the solid olive green (the first two colors starting from the middle back) are the only two colorways that I didn't dye. I used up a whole lot of green and blue food coloring and vinegar!

From the front with the hood/collar up:


It's tied shut with a long chain made with strands of two different colorways held together.

With the collar down, like the pattern intended:


There's a million mistakes in it, my count ended up way off about halfway through, but I am really pleased with how it turned out, and it has been doing an excellent job of keeping me warm while freaking people out with its brightness Wink

And a detail shot, showing the necklace it's named after, which is made of uranium glass (it's radioactive and glows under blacklight!):
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010 07:15:07 PM »

Your jacket is awesome! I love the colors Cheesy I really wish I could crochet now.
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010 07:44:39 PM »

 Grin Supremely cool. I love the colors!
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010 08:08:22 PM »

Wow!  Your colour choices really do this pattern justice.  Looks great; I'd say better than the pattern's original illustration!
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010 08:25:32 PM »

I see no mistakes.  Only awesomeness.
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010 09:21:20 PM »

GORGEOUS!!!! That is now on my list of things to make. Awesome job I like the colors very classic
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2010 10:56:51 PM »

Thanks, everybody! Grin

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Your colour choices really do this pattern justice.  Looks great; I'd say better than the pattern's original illustration!
The original is very much to the "soft and pretty" side of things...it's a look that would be gorgeous on a lot of people, but it's not for me. Insanely bright colors make me happy, plus they have the added bonus of evoking interesting reactions from other people!
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2010 06:04:36 AM »

I think that's awesome!  I've been crocheting for 27 years and never made anything more wearable than scarves and hats!  I love the colors you used- they look awesome on you too.  I might have to sneak a peak at that pattern.  I just love cardigan-y sweaters and I don't own a jacket either!
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2010 07:14:43 AM »

This is fantastic! Well done! Cheesy
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Jatoha
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2010 07:41:44 AM »

ZOMG!!!  This is amazing!!!

Your colors are fantastic!  I'm always amazed at how a pattern can look totally different with new colors.  Yours is so modern!

Also, the addition of the hood is brilliant!

LOVE IT!!
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