Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Frontier Jacket

Frontier Jacket Frontier Jacket

It's finally done. Though, seems a little silly that I was so impatiently awaiting completion since this project came together in about a week. It seemed like the finishing, which was actually minimal, took longer than the sweater itself.

This is the Frontier Blues Jacket seen in Knitscene magazine's Winter 2007/Summer 2008 issue, by Wendy Bernard. I really enjoyed the thoughtful construction. I like a good yoke and the way the sleeves use a few decreases to bell out in a lovely way. I was lucky enough to get this yarn very cheaply at an event earlier this spring. Even luckier that it worked out for a project I've had in mind for a while. Of course it was the pattern yarn, but I was a little concerned that I might run out right at the end. Fortunately it worked out perfectly, with just a little bit leftover to play with.

The pictures show me trying to keep the sweater closed with my dinky little AIA pin, which just barely works. I do have an enameled pin I made years ago when I was taking classes, which works if it suits my color scheme of the day (the pin is purple & blue.) This has seen me adding some vintage brooches on Etsy to my favorites...though I may eventually decide to go the ribbon/snap route the pattern recommends. Regardless, it's very soft and comfy!


VeganCraftastic said...

That looks super cute on you! I've thought about knitting that pattern too.

Emma said...

Thanks! Yeah, it called to me when I first got that magazine, then when I ended up with the yarn for it, I started thinking it looked to simple. But the construction is really great, and I'm glad I made it!

cseneque said...

Ooh, I love it in the lemon. So bright and cheerful! Super cute.

Emma said...

Thanks! It's one of those colors, I never would've picked it out if it weren't cheap, but I like it...just not to confident about yellow with my skin tone. But I'm really happy with and it's nice to have one nice and sunny piece in my closet!

Ashley said...

Emma, that's awesome! I haven't been good at following your blog for a while, but I'm glad to catch up. This sweater looks really good!