Saturday, January 06, 2007

I'm finally finished!

I have finally finished my Sunrise Circle Jacket! Check it out:



This beauty took me ages... but my destashing resolution spurred me on to finish it. Overall I found it a very enjoyable pattern to knit and the finished result fits very well. I'm also well impressed with myself because I saved about 3 hours of my life by machine stitching the seams!
Yarn used: 7 balls of Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Aran, in Maze

17 Comments:

At 5:31 PM, Blogger Kate said...

Congratulations! Fantastic work!

 
At 5:39 PM, Blogger Eileen said...

Beautiful. Tell me more about the machine seaming. What kind of thread did you use? What tension?

 
At 6:31 AM, Blogger Laura said...

Thank you!

To be honest, I am fairly clueless when it comes to sewing machines.

However I can tell you that I used a standard nylon thread, and set the tension to 3.

Laura x

 
At 9:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have the same yarn for this pattern. Can you tell me if you used the needles suggested in the pattern or needles appropriate for the yarn. This will help me greatly when I start.

Thanks

Litlemouse

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger Laura said...

I used the needles that are recommended in the pattern.

Laura x

 
At 12:19 AM, Blogger Ansley said...

Yeah! Good for you.

 
At 3:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for your help Laura.

Litlemouse

 
At 6:00 PM, Blogger noisy girl said...

Wonderful jacket, love the yarn and the colour and the tweediness! Makes me want to knit one in the same yarn. Excellent buttons - you inspired me to buy these from ebay several months ago so I have the same ones on mine!!!

 
At 11:09 PM, Anonymous hope said...

I love the way your jacket came out. I didn't know about the KAL until too late but started on my jacket recently. I am having a problem with Line 75 of the left sleeve on the 37" size. There seems to be an additional marker and 2 stitches that appear out of nowhere. Can anyone give me some help?

 
At 11:19 PM, Anonymous sue said...

Nice work!
I'm working on mine too, and I was wondering where I can find toggle buttons. Where did you find yours?

 
At 10:43 AM, Blogger Laura said...

Hope - I don't have the pattern with me but can take a look when I get home..I made the 37" too.

Sue - I bought the buttons on eBay.co.uk about 8 months but can't find the seller...they are made from olive wood.

 
At 12:22 PM, Anonymous Hope said...

Thank you Laura. I really appreciate your help. I've re-read the pattern numerous times and just don't get it.

 
At 5:38 AM, Blogger Laura said...

Hope - I am sorry I took so long to respond! I have a head like a sieve!

Just taking a look at it now and yes, there does seem to be a typo in there. I think I just did this:

K1, k2tog, sl m, k10, [M1L, k32] 4 times.

 
At 7:15 AM, Blogger noisy girl said...

Laura, the button seller no longer has much stock at all. I have a feeling he might be closing down? A pity, as he stocked wondrous things!!!

 
At 9:01 AM, Blogger Laura said...

Argh - oh no! Good job I ordered a couple of spares.

 
At 11:52 AM, Blogger Diann said...

I am really eager to get started on this jacket, however I am tall and slender and wonder if there is any good way of making the body longer without making the body wider? Does anyone have any good suggestions?
Thanks.

 
At 9:30 AM, Anonymous Stephanie said...

Hi there - is anyone still looking at this? :)

Laura, curious - did you machine stitch the sides to the back or just the hems?
thanks!

 

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