|Open front jacket seen from the back - nearly a blanket if you ask me...|
Well, this started out to be knitted on too small needles. I did not get gauge and had to unravel. I mean, this is a yarn I would normally choose 2mm needles for.
First the positive thing about it: The color and the feel of the garment. Holst supersoft yarn is wonderful - I could live in it. It sure seems that I could spent a week inside this and still find new places to hide....
The pattern was a bit unclear here and there. But the size of this is all my fault. I knitted the largest one - because the sleeves are so tight on this.
Instead of knitting the sleeves bigger I ended up knitting the whole thing too big. I wanted an open front jacket for colder days to just put over tunics and so on.
But this ends up as a tent on the back and the front is hanging on the sides. Looking at other projects on Ravelry - this seems to be the thing about it.
Open front is really the front on the sides and the back standing out like a tent.
It took some time to knit it as well. It was kind of boring. The designer had photos of a red jacket with a lot of pattern.
She simply forgot to mention that the pattern is for another garment - the gray one I did not look at.
Ending up with a jacket with less pattern on it. Very annoying.
Anyway - this weighs only 300 grams. A good thing to take on vacation or to places that turns out cold.
Would I use this? I will try - go camping inside... LOL!!
I will look for another thing like this one - only with a better pattern and a better fit.
It does not fit well on the shoulders and the short row shaping for the neck made it even worse. I think this garment will qualify as failure of the year...
But the good thing about the failures are that those are the things I learn from. If I had never made any mistakes I would not have learned so much. Or something like that.
A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstanses
The real mistake is to stop trying
The Stitch Story
Yarn: Holst supersoft
Pattern: Huldan Takki
My Ravelry Page: Out In The Open
|Seems like I need to grow my shoulders wider...|