Sunday, November 30, 2008

Adelaide is complete!



I finally sewed the buttons on this Saturday at my knitting circle. One of my knittahs, Stephi, was kind enough to take some pictures for me (which turned out way better, of course, than any pictures I have taken, because she actually knows what she's doing with the camera). Thanks, Stephi!

Adelaide is a long jacket-style, shawl-collar sweater with bracelet-length sleeves and pockets with contrast trim that matches the collar and hem edging. It's knitted in what I think is a pretty innovative way: from the outside of the border inward, and then up from the bottom hem in one piece, with practically no seaming. The collar stitches are caught in as you knit up the body. I still need to tweak the pattern a bit and size it up for M-2X, but it's ready to go in size S if anyone wants to take a crack at it; just email me or ping me in Ravelry and I can send you the pattern.

After I get back I'll be boxing this up to send to Thee Accidental Dater...hoping it brings her warmth, if not reliable non-crazy companionship, during the cold East Coast winter.

8 comments:

caro said...

Super cute! I like it!

accidentaldater said...

That's exactly what I suspected your back yard looks like.
I hope to wear that sweater soon.....

stephig said...

You're so welcome, and I'm happy to help.
And I know I've already said this, but I really am in love with the jacket!

TT820 said...

Ha ha! That's totally NOT my yard, though. Fooled you!

Sarvenaz said...

I would like to buy an Adelaide pattern!

tastiereconsumate said...

that jacket is gorgeous!

tastiereconsumate said...

this jacket is gorgeous!

Siow Chin said...

This jacket is very nice! I really love your designs and just bought your Shirley pattern yesterday. It would be great if I would be able to knit Adelaide too.