Finally all done with two sleeps to go! 🙂 I have to admit the deadline made it a real slog towards the end, and that shawl collar was bloody hard work in 1×1 rib with a gazillion short rows.
But I love it. 🙂 I recommend the pattern (even though it is worked flat). It’s one of those great cable patterns that looks harder than it actually is, and is easily memorised after only a few rows. The shape is a boxy, nineties-style cropped jacket with set in sleeves and no waist shaping. My shawl collar (which I appropriated from the Gramps pattern) came out quite high at the back, but I wanted warm so I’m not complaining. I took my time with the seaming, and I’m quite proud of the finish. This is up there as one of my favourite knitted things. 🙂
Needles – 4mm and 4.5mm (US 6 and 7)
Size – my gauge was out so I knit the XSmall to get a Small
Buttons – stash, vintage woven leather
Mods – for once, only the collar! (The original patterns calls for a basic short 2×2 rib border with buttonholes. This left the neckline and chest very open, which I thought was kind of weird given how warm and dense the rest of the fabric would be. I am very glad I changed it.)