My second NaKniSweMoDo project is finished!Â In the interest of full disclosure, I started this project in December 2008 as my “reward” for finishing all my holiday knitting.
The back knit up in a flash.Â But a quick peek through the instructions for the fronts made me realize they’d require a bit more attention.Â So I set it aside until the new year.
Pattern: Sweet Pea Coat by Kate Gilbert
Yarn: Rowan Spray (a single-ply, wool blend that is fuzzing already)
Needles: Denise U.S. #11
Mods:Â I made the sleeves narrower by casting on fewer stitches.Â I added increases to the collar (worked every 4th row) so it sits wider and flatter.Â I also moved the buttons one stitch closer to the edge so the top corner doesn’t curl over.
Best Part:Â The pockets are brilliant.
All of my notes are on my Ravelry project page.
I love the buttons.
They’re from the vintage button collection of Jan’s MIL.Â She brought a huge box of them to my LYS on New Year’s Day and we all went crazy sorting through them.Â Thanks for sharing, Jan!
I’ve already cast on for my third NaKniSweMoDo project.
Can you name that sweater in three comments or less?
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