Wednesday, November 07, 2007

FO: Nantucket Jacket

It's done! And I'm very pleased.

It fits well, it's warm and soft, and not unflattering. I'm probably going to replace the buttons at some point, but I went to three different stores on Tuesday and these were the best I could come up with. I'm going to cut the top button off. The collar lays better with it open.

I really need a haircut!

Pattern: Nantucket Jacket by Norah Gaughan, Interweave Knits Fall 2006
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish, 100% superwash wool, in Copper. 16 50 oz balls used
Needles: Knit Picks Options size US 7
Size knitted: 48.5 inches chest measurement
Modifications: Lengthened sleeves from 3/4 length to full length. Naturally, I made them a smidge too long, so I omitted the crochet edging from the cuffs.
Started: September 1, 2007 Finished: November 2, 2007


Batty said...

It's not unflattering at all! It actually looks very nice. And you're right, I like the collar open too. That top button is in the way. Other than that... it's gorgeous. And I love that lipstick on you! Wish I could pull off that particular color.

errs said...

Ooohhh it's so nice! I really like the color on you. I'd ditch the button at the top and let the collar do what it wants. Now where's my stole????

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Oh, good job!!! Off the top of me ead I picture wooden buttons. Very nice. Verry, vary noyce.

Jo said...

Lovely - and I agree with you about the button.

Elizabeth said...

Great job! Wonderful.

(Isn't it annoyingly hard to find just the right buttons when you want them?)

Beverly said...

You look so warm and cozy next to the fire. Great job!

Rebel said...

WOW! It looks great! It actually fits you really well, very cute & very impressive. I like the collar open too.

kemtee said...

You should be pleased -- that is a great look on you.