InstructionsOctober 2011 swatched on 4 mm Addi Turbo circulars and achieved stitch gauge but not row gauge - 20 sts and 32 rows. Not a problem since I am tall and need the extra length.
November 2011 cut garter edging off because of curling. Knit a turned hem on instead. I’ll leave it unstitched until the garment is completed then decide what type of bottom edging will look best. Back is completed ...
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Type of item: Clothing
100% Peruvian Highland Wool by elann.com
What was your inspiration?
My students were interested in learning new knitting techniques, and I thought this project would be a perfect teaching piece for Mosaic Knitting.
What are you most proud of?
The finishing took 4 days! I loved every minute of it, but yikes! Finishing seems like the gift you give yourself after all the pieces have been completed. It's important to be in the right mood.
The jacket fits beautifully. All the swatching, washing and blocking of samples ahead of time, paid off.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
The students and I were amazed at how long it takes to knit fabric using a slip stitch technique. It makes sense when you think about, but it takes about twice as long to knit because of the compacting effect that the slipping has. If you want to knit a full garment allow lots of time, and maybe have a quickie project on the go as a treat!