I was re-sewing the buttons onto this sweater when I realized I hadn’t blogged this one either! I finished this one a long time ago, sewed the buttons on rather shoddily (necessitating re-sewing them on!) and wore it a few times before we hit a warm spell. Judging by the weather today though, I might get a few more wears out of it!
(Sorry for the crappy lighting – taken at night!)
Top Down Sweatercoat
Pattern: my own design; hopefully forthcoming in the fall!
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers in 2 colours, held doubled; 8 skeins total
This one is top-down, circular yoked. It went surprisingly fast considering the length, but the bulky gauge made for quick knitting! The front bands are short-rowed so that they’re wider in the skirt portion of the coat.
A better idea of the actual colour:
It’s raining and cool again today, so maybe I’ll wear it out! I need to get to Ikea to buy a new desk chair :) Any recommendations?
Other new knits on and off the needles…
Socks that Rock Mediumweight in “rose quartz”.
And I’ve got a new mini shawl pattern in the works!
Mmmmm, deep blue Handmaiden Casbah.
Newbie here; Delurking to say:
Great sweater coat pattern! Love it! Will keep an eye out for the written pattern some time in the future.
Love the deep blue Casbah also. Although, I’m more of a sock knitter rather than lace shawls. I sure appreciate the work involved in them, but just can’t bring myself to do one.
Love that blue! Can’t wait to see the mini-shawl.
ooh, there’s a fantastic chair i’ve been eyeing at ikea…
it’s a wheeley base (black, standard plastic) with a bold merimekko-style pink/black/white/red print – dots & circles and lines…
i have no need for a wheeley chair, but i sure do want the thing. i wish they’d made the fabric available by itself!
ooh, link found here!
The sweater coat is gorgeous! I’m looking forward to the pattern’s release so I can make one for myself!
I was wondering where the sweatercoat had got to! It looks lovely, but I’m sorry you can still get use of it in late May; sounds like you have our regular Vancouver weather, while we have your sunshine. :o( / :o)
That Casbah is gorgeous…
Can’t help you with the desk chair…my desk is my bed or my couch. :-)
this is awesome !!
Wow. I’m drooling over the deep blue. Even when I have things that color I can never make them look so good in the photos!
The sweater is great too. I wish I had something that warm today. It was a cold damp day!
Hmmmm – that lace shawl will fall in my “must-buy” category.. I never liked ruffles until I bought your pattern for the Just Enough Ruffles Scarf in a pretty magenta Malabrigo !!
Nice sweater! I’ve never knit a shawl before, but a mini one sounds enticing.
The coat is really pretty. Looks just about right for fall, so even though you’re not getting a lot of use out of it right now I bet you will after summer.
Very intrigued by the shawl sneak peek, can’t wait to see the rest.
ooh, i love the sweatercoat! i am a sucker for three-quarter length sleeves :)
The coat is so cute! The short-row bands are genius!
Desk chair? My advice is to not cheap out and don’t get distracted by style. I’ve had cute & cheap desk chairs that were hell! Spend a little and get something functional that keeps your back happy!
Love the new coat! The mini shawl looks very intriguing – I can’t wait to see it. Love the garter stitch!
girl! You are one busy knitter. Love the coat! And the makings of your new shawl!
That sweatercoat looks like the perfect thing to keep the chill out on cool spring days. I really like the way it came out – congrats on a great project. : )
Love the lace on that sock swatch, and the color. You make such nice designs! That is a boss coat.
I just had to stop by to say you are well known all over the world! I am on vacation in Australia and in Melbourne today. Went to a yarn shop to get some Australian wool. In talking about knitting socks I mentioned your blog and book….the clerks all knew you!! They read your blog!! You are famous!! So I will have to learn to knit my Australian wool into socks from your book.
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we have desk chairs at home that are made out of pinewood, pine seems to be a good wood for desk chairs.`-
i like to use wooden desk chairs in comparison with those plastic ones::;
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