Now with the sewing machine. Mainly two problems. First, I couldn't control how close to the teeth I could get. With hand sewing, I could get this:
Pattern: Diagonal Twist Princess-seam Jacket designed by Teva Durham from Loop-D-Loop
Lots of people took a great liking to this pattern when they got the book because the jacket is really lovely. But as I've told you before, so far no one has made one ... I wonder why.
I made basically no modification except lengthening body and the sleeves a bit to suit me. I like having the zipped version more. Besides, I am glad that I got a 2-way zipper ... seems way cool.
Yarn: Classic Elite Gatsby (70% Wool, 15% Viscose, 15% Nylon) Colour: 2185
I made the small size and used 8.5 balls. I don't use bulky yarns very often, but this Gatsby is a lovely yarn. Since it has been discontinued, the choice of colours is very limited now. I chose to use the same yarn as the one in the book because I was not sure if it would be easy to adapt the pattern for a different gauge. Now that I have finished making the jacket, I found that it was really not too difficult.
Gauge and Needles: I used Denise US15 and got a gauge slightly tighter than 12 sts = 4" over Diagonal Twist Rib.
Start date: 12-09-2006
Finish date: 12-29-2006