Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My Grey A-Line Jacket

A heavily modified version of my "Fuchsia and Blues Jacket" that was in the winter 08 issue of Interweave Crochet, I'll call it My Grey A-Line Jacket.

I faced a dilemma, I wanted to make this really bad, but I couldn’t spend a lot of money on the yarn, I used my pattern in the winter issue of Interweave Crochet, page 26, "Fuchsia and Blues Jacket", BUT I substituted yarn and hook (to keep the gauge) AND I wanted something to button up front, so I made an addition to the front. Here are the details.

- Pattern Size: XL (44”-46”)
- Yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky in Grey Heather
- Hook: I-9 (5.5mm)
- Only regret: I got lazy and didn’t measure often, I’m off a bit on the collar.

Setting in the sleeves

I used scrap yarn as stitch markers to mark every decrease row, you can barely see it here, (it is black yarn) this helped me keep count of the decrease rows, which is vital in making the a-line shape. Gotta hug those curves!

Thanks for stopping by!


Deneen said...

Cute-and you found a substitution. I am considering Joann Rainbow Classic to try out-I'm doing a smaller project with it first to see how it goes.

Anonymous said...

Love the way this turned out, I would have never known it was the same jacket. Nice job!

Rina said...

I had silimar problems every time I'm thinking for a project. So most of the time I just substitute yarn.

Which ended up me calculating gauge for the whole project.

The coat looks so cute on you.

Jenny said...

I like it in the classic yarn! It really shows off the stitch pattern. Great idea with the yarny stitch markers. I hate trying to locate decreases after the fact.

~drew emborsky~ said...

I love it!!

Sheila said...

Gorgeous Jacket.

Vashti Braha said...

It turned out great, Pam! Looks good on you, too!

Anonymous said...

You version looks so much better than the one in the magazine, that yarn was a god awful color.


Really nice job!!

I like the stitch pattern as well as the shaping.