A note about sizing from the sizer
Hi all. Jackie emailed me saying that you would be having a knitalong and I thought I would just pop in to make a couple comments. I hope you don't feel like I'm crashing the party!
After the photo was shot for the Sunrise Circle Jacket, I spoke to Pam Allen on the phone and she told me how the shoot went. That day, there was only one model around and she was tall and thin, so having no choice, they had to shoot the jacket on the tall, thin model. Therefore, the jacket, on us more normal people, will be a bit tighter and longer. That was the original intention of the design - to be close-fitting. Here's a photo of my friend wearing it before it got sent off:
She is petite and would have needed the next size down for a better fit. I couldn't try it on myself because I was 9 months pregnant at the time.
If your row gauge is not matching up exactly, I would definitely knit a front first and then adjust the rows in the back to fit. Fortunately, the fit of this jacket is pretty forgiving as you can put the buttons where you like. If you prefer it to fit a bit more loosely, you could also add stitches in the middle of the back to give more ease - of course, in doing so, the fronts will overlap less.
I hope you all enjoy this project. I'm honored that you have chosen it. I hope you don't mind if I come back from time to time to see how things are going, but please don't feel like you can't complain if you want to! I'm happy to learn something with each project I design and knit and am open to comments.