Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Crocheted Circles Jacket is Finished








I have finished the Drops Circles jacket. It's a free pattern if you visit the Drops Garnstudio site. Overall I think I am pleased with it but I have had to make a few amendments to make it more my style. I haven't made the circle as big as the pattern states but as I mentioned before I am not overly fond of huge jackets that swamp me. This version took exactly 3 balls of James C Brett's Marble Chunky but I did narrow the sleeves as they were rather huge so it probably would have taken more wool had I not done this.

After trying it on I had to run a couple of drawstring threads through the back of the neck to gather it up as I found it impossible to keep it up on my shoulders. The collar just would not sit right at all. I have quite narrow shoulders compared with the rest of me so I am used to having to narrow shoulders on garments that I make for myself. Also after trying the jacket on I decided that I needed to add a third button as I didn't like the way it gaped at the waistline. Probably something to do with the fact that I didn't make my circle large enough and the fact that I don't really have a waistline!

It is a gorgeous day so I am out in the garden doing a bit of crochet. I have just had lunch of some lovely garlic and herb cheese with tomatoes and cucumber. I had a little laugh to myself as I though no wonder you are still looking for Mr Right when you snack on things like this! Not exactly Miss Sweet Breath am I?

6 comments:

debg said...

It looks smashing Janet, well done! (and well done for finishing the baby cardy too)

ambermoggie said...

fabulous Jan, can't wait to see you wearing it Saturday:)

Queen Belicious said...

Its fantastic!! Well done!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Jan! Oh my... ANOTHER beautiful piece! Stunning choice of color too! I am definitely inspired to try this one sometime!

crochetjazz said...

It turned out beautifully, I'm tempted to make one myself. You did a good job with the adjustments, it fits and drapes you perfectly. That style is so flattering on you, good job!

sidhefire said...

One of my friends found your web page in a google search looking for a coat similar to this one.. What a beautiful piece of wearable art and it looks amazing on you!
Sherry