Art with my Needle ~ mellow yellow

Who remembers this:

Work in Progress

Making the base fabric

or this:

jacket front

jacket front

I wanted to gather and double the fabric at the back, to keep my back warm.

Could I make a butterfly pattern out of the gathers?

Could I make a butterfly pattern out of the gathers?

I got kinda stuck.

Life interfered.

The unfinished creation remained on the dress form for many a month. The fabric was proving too soft for the effect I wanted, so it was a case of getting back to the drawing board once more.

I unpicked my surface stitches until I was back to the knitted fabric. Turning it around so that the pattern was vertical, I doubled it and remade the basic shape once more. The front is now similar, but the back has lost all the extra bulk.

I extended the sleeves while I was in sick-bay, ripping out the the same piece three times!

Now it looks like this:

Jacket back view

Jacket back view

jacket side view

jacket side view

Jacket front

Jacket front

I am not sure about the double buttons… I may remove one and make a finer loop. I still have plenty of yarn

Left over yarn

Left over yarn

Now I wonder what I can make with that?

 

27 thoughts on “Art with my Needle ~ mellow yellow

  1. Three Well Beings

    You most definitely are an artist with your needles! I love the shade of yellow, and the pattern is very pretty. The look you were going for in the back was very creative, and that you can even have that much flexibility in your skills is a real bonus. I am sure you’ll put the yellow yarn to good use! Keep sharing your creations. I knit, but not with your degree of skill. You inspire me! 🙂

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Debra, when I was at school, we learned to knit. I had only one pattern HOLES! That was because I never had the same number of stitches for any row, even when I was supposed to! I have an idea for the remainder of the yarn, it is so soft and lovely to work with.

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Col, at least I can see the knitting needles, sewing needles are a horse of a different colour!

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      DM, we all have special gifts, for some it is in writing, mine come to life with a needle in my hands. Hard to believe it all began with patching and darning many moons ago!

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Al, it is very soft and cosy.

      Will be replying to the important question today. 😉

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  2. cedar51

    if your back is cold – then add another layer…knitted of course 🙂 congrats on fixing whatever it was that you didn’t like.

    A short rib warmer with the left overs?

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  3. Brighid

    Beautiful work. I rather liked the first back, reminded me of angel wings. One button would do nicely. Just the thoughts of she who has a crown to finish…

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      I liked the original version too, but the fabric was too soft to carry it off. I decided last night to change to one button with a finer loop.

      Brighid, you are busy enough with Interior decorating, outdoor landscaping and all the normal chores besides creating crowns!

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