You saw my jacket here a few weeks ago. At the end of the post I was playing with the left over yarn.
using the left overs
Not alone did I finish the project and make a beret, I completed two more.
With thanks to Jennifer at Parlour Yarns for the encouragement each week, the coffee, laughter & humour and especially for playing photographer yesterday morning.
Who remembers this:
Making the base fabric
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?
I got kinda stuck.
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 side view
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
Now I wonder what I can make with that?