fredag 9. oktober 2015

Winter Solstice Jacket.

I've long wanted to make a cardigan or jacket for myself, and in the beginning of September I finally found a pattern I really liked. It is the Winter Solstice Jacket from Drops Design. You can find the US instructions for it here. What's great about Drops patterns is that they're translated into so many languages! So if you prefer to use a different language, or UK crochet terminology, all you have to do is select the language you want from the drop down menu on the left side of the pattern website. Now, what's not so great about Drops patterns is that the instructions are sometimes kind of vague and leaves you to figure a few things out on your own, which I don't like. I had to frog a few times, and it still isn't free of mistakes, but I love my jacket anyway! Here's how it turned out:


As you can see, it's pretty huge. I followed the instructions for the S to M size jacket and used the same yarn and hook as recommended in the pattern. However, I did not gauge swatch... oops :p

I used a little bit more yarn than the S/M pattern required with the correct gauge, but not much. It worked up pretty quick. I started late in the evening on September 14th and finished it on October 7th. A little more than three weeks for a project this size is okay, especially when I had other projects, like my star stitch beanies, and term papers to write as well :)
Apart from the size, I'm very happy with it, and I'm going to wear it alot now that the weather is getting cold here in Norway :)

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