Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Slimline Jacket

I finally finished the Debbie Bliss Slimline Jacket:


I'm fairly pleased with the outcome. The main appeal for me was how snuggly soft the yarn is. As for the rest, it's pretty basic.

  • Pattern: Slimline Jacket by Debbie Bliss from Out of Town collection
  • Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Astrakhan. (Although I was knitting to gauge, I needed one extra skein than the pattern called for.)
  • Modifications: I added a single crochet border around the collar because it kept curling up on me; the crochet edge seems to have done the trick to fix this.
  • Omissions: Buttons! Since it was a straightforward knit, I worked on it when I was with my knitting buddies. Unfortunately, I was soo busy gabbing that I forgot to add buttonholes! So instead I've added a bit of bling in the form of this snazzy silver shawl screw:
Silver shawl screw is from Etsy seller Silversex.

12 comments:

Amanda said...

What a perfect fit it is! And it looks so comfy too. The shawl screw finishes it perfectly. Yay for oopsies that work!

Knit Eat Sleep said...

I love it! The color is great and it is such a perfect fit! I am so glad you found that last skein of yarn! The silver twist closer is a fun addition!

Luni said...

Well, that is just beautiful, and the fit is so flattering to you. I love it, and I don't even (usually) like pink.

Denise said...

That looks fabulous, I love the shaping on it - fits you perfectly! Great Job.

StarSpry said...

It looks wonderful, and fits you perfectly!

I love the shawl screw you used :D

Bea said...

It looks fabulous. So cute! I love that idea for the shawl screw...I wonder if I have any sweaters I can do something like that with. I've only used mine on scarves so far!

WandaWoman said...

Wow, it looks wonderful. The shawl pin is the perfect closure for the sweater too. I love it!

Purls of Wisdom Yarn said...

Hey Sam,
The sweater is GORGEOUS!!!!and I LOVE the shawl screw - so much better than a button. It's absolutely wonderful
Jen

DiBig said...

This is brill. Great fit and so flattering. Love the fastening. Wouldn't have been the same with buttons

Emily said...

Absolutely gorgeous! It looks so soft.

Corwink said...

I'm so glad you were able to finish it. It looks amazing on you! I love the pin on the sweater!

michaele said...

beautiful!