03 September 2007

Sha-Wing!

Move over, Thermal! There's a new gal in town......

It's the little jacket from Drops design! This jacket needs a better name that simply '103-1'. The pattern has been translated so there were a couple of times when I had to really think about what it said, but overall this was an easy breezy knit which is destined to become a wardrobe staple.

This project was SO FAST and SO AWESOME! It clocks in at about 4 days - The yarn arrived on Wednesday & by Sunday I was seaming it all up.


I am SO INTO this thing - I want to take this jacket out for dinner & dancing & then back to an expensive hotel room for snuggling.

I used about 10 balls of Laines du Nord 'Softlight'. I don't have tons of experience with working in chunky wool, but this stuff is *super*! There's a bit of Nylon in it which makes it pretty strong - I seamed the whole thing with it and it didn't break once. And also, it is so.effing.soft.

I knit the largest size, which turned out great - it's slightly fitted at the top & then flares out with a bit of sass at the hem.

I took a million pictures of me wearing it - look! This is what it looks like when I smile wearing the jacket!

And that's me thinking "damn, this sweater is rad!"

And here's me being all "Why can't you be more like this sweater? I knit this in *FOUR DAYS* Awww, I can't stay mad at you baby..."

29 comments:

a.bumblingbee said...

Love those buttons! The sweater looks great on you.

pamela wynne said...

cute pattern, great knit, fabulous post -- and look you freaking adorable in it! makes me want to go work on mine, especially when I hear you finished it in 4 days!

Sarah said...

I just found your blog and I absolutely love your sweater! And wow, 4 days!? I might just have to make one of my own.

Angela said...

I especially like how you matched your buttons with your camisol.

Good eye!

~Angela

PS. I've printed out the pattern for myself. I'm such a copycat.

Jessica said...

Reading your blog is, like, my favourite thing.

Iris said...

TRUE LOVE.

Michelle said...

Love it! Especially the contrasting buttons!

Brenda said...

I found your blog through Pam's. Great jacket and post! I love the buttons too.

nicole said...

Thanks everyone!! I forgot to mention in my post, but the buttons are from my nana's button jar! My mother gave it to me after she passed away - so they have a bit of sentimental value.

Michele said...

don't you love the garn designs. your jacket looks great! love the collar and the hey-i'm-a-button buttons.

Miss Muffy said...

You are a dynamo, sister!

Alas, my Drops sweater (different pattern) is a complete mess. You have me thinking about switching patterns...

Amy said...

Uh! I get one next right??? It looks so fantastic on you that I'm completely convinced that I need to make that one too! Darn you with all of your fast sweater knitting prowess. My queue on Ravelry is growing faster than I can shake a stick at! :D

jeaniebeanie said...

I love your new sweater! It looks awesome. I found your website through Ravelry and favorited some of your knits. You're the quickest knitter ever! I'm so jealous of how fast you get through so many sweaters. =)

Phoe said...

I've been itching to knit this myself, it looks great on you!

knittingjuju said...

Oh it's spectacular and looks spectacular on you. And Nana's buttons is just the most wonderful finish. What could be better than that?

Okay, I have some off-subject questions for you about your fabulous saddle shoulder EPS from awhile back... if you're up to answering them... my email is julie *AT* bbkstudio.com.

Lolly said...

okay, I can't wait to cast on now! yours is fabulous :) love the photos!

Miss13 said...

You are adorable, and the sweater it fabulous. Golly you have done it again! I think I may have to follow your lead and do the fitted knits vest....I was browsing through your FO's this morning and I have some yarn it would be lovely in. Look at the comments you are a rapid inspirer!

Hugs and such from me ^_^

dani xox

knittingphilistine said...

super DUPER cute!! And love the buttons!!

nicole said...

WOOOT! Thanks so much everyone! This is the most comments I've ever had for an entry! Inspiring! Awesome!

The Nutritionista said...

My word Lady! That sweater is making me want to knit. So fantas-great. It looks so nice on you!

stephanie said...

great knit! it looks great on you...i'm thinking i need to move this up in the queue.

Sarah said...

Oh. My. Word. I love your sweater! It's perfect!

Jillian said...

I love this! It looks fantastic on you and is super stylish. I totally want to make one right now!

OldandBusted said...

That looks awesome on you. You have good reason to be looking so happy! You said you only used about 10 balls. If that yarn is in 50g skeins, then it only took 500 grams. Is that right? The pattern shows the smallest gram amount as 650.

Sula said...

Wow, it does look fantastic! And in four days? You look so good in it, it should take YOU out for dinner & a date. ;)

nicole said...

You guys! I'm blushing!
OldandBusted - my yardage requirement math was done late at night & in a haze of "I need to knit this now, I need to buy wool now, it is 3am..." so I forget how I figured out what I'd need. But I remember thinking "okay, I need 13 balls of Softlight" and then I bumped it to 14 to be sure I'd have enough, and now I have 3 1/2 balls left over.

cranberry said...

LOL, I love the last look. I must get that sweater done. It looks fab on you! (cranberry from craftster),

Alana said...

That sweater is AWESOME. I love the buttons! I wish my knitting skillz were one millionth as good as yours.

Kate O. said...

Oh la la! That is one gorgeous sweater. And I just love your captions and style. :D Just beautiful!