Apricot JacketPattern: #25 Jacke in Apricot, Rebecca #27 (size 34"/36" bust)
Materials: Sz 6 needles, Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece Pinka-Boo (3.5 skeins), Plain Jane Buttons (6)
Mods: Lengthened the sleeves by 5cm to account for my really long arms.
Notes: This is one fitted sweater, not snug-I-can't breathe, but fitted. I've used Brown Sheep's cotton fine yarn before, and after each wear the sweater just gets looser and looser. I'm hoping it's the same case with their Cotton Fleece. I want it just a tinge roomier. This pattern is an easy knit - considering all others who have gone before me have already figured out the kinks and Rebecca's coo-coo translations. Since this baby knits up so quickly, I'm contemplating knitting another one for Fall in wool. Then again, we'll have to see about that. The first time when I cro-shayed the front bands, I looped the yarn abit too tightly and had to rip it out. Good thing that slip stitch and chain stitch didn't take that long to do (wow.. I'm speaking crochet). Actually, dare I say it, it was quite enjoyable. Finishing a sweater reminded me what a bitch the seaming process is. The fit-in sleeves, the mattress stitch... the markings.. the pinning.. No wonder it's been that long since I made a sweater.
.... aside.....So, you know how your body kinda swells up and you feel like a beluga right before that specific time every month? That's how I felt the entire time I was trying to take a decent shot. And that poor indoor lighting doesn't help crap, but I was too eager to post the FO that I just forged ahead. So there you go, the infamous Jacke Apricot.. or as I like to call it in this picture...The Stuffed Sausage Jacket.