Sunday, November 22, 2009

Little Red

Sometimes, I like to spring things on my friends. I like to keep a project under wraps so that my knitting friends will be surprised when I wear it into a Stitch and Bitch or shopping excursion.

When we decided that the Rogue Knitters needed a getaway, I started knitting this.

I have loved this pattern since it appeared in the Twist Collective last year. Careful planning allowed me to acquire the yarn for 25% off. That made this project very economical. I used Briggs and Little Atlantic, which is the recommended yarn. It is very rare that I use the same yarn as the original project, but it really worked out well in this case.
I love the crazy cable. I love the flowers. I love how warm this jacket is and how special I feel in it.

8 comments:

catknip said...

Where's your basket of goodies? It's a beautiful coat. The pictures don't do it justice.

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T. said...

Love it!

Anne B. said...

Its gorgeous! The red is such a good colour for that coat. I hadn't realized B&L was the recommended yarn.

jillknits said...

Ack! Livejournal ate my comment.

Love the coat J. I forgot to order my Atlantic when I did the B&L order. I did order a total of 14,441 yards. That includes 24 skeins from elann.com.

I finished a hat at 215 yards!

Amanda said...

Stunning! If it were mine I would never want to take it off.

Jocelyn said...

Were you the one who wore that jacket to The Knitting Room in Calgary and created pandemonium? Because they're still talking about it. :)

J. said...

Why yes, Jocelyn, that was me.

Pandemonium you say? I'm delighted.