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ArtLady1981
10-19-2010, 03:59 PM
Mushishi (Moo-she-she)

Free Pattern: Aberdeen Cropped Jacket (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/aberdeen-jacket)
Yarn: Plymouth Mushishi (http://www.yarn.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/product.detail/categoryID/0108F3D0-DFDC-4C50-B4D8-F23CE2A3BF01/productID/C841E777-3D7C-4A6A-9DCA-181AB9F87710/) (250g/491 yds per big hank)
I used 599g out of the 750g (1173 yds)

Had a devil of a time sorting out the colors in the yarn.:hair: The burgundy distributed very weird.
I ended up frogging :cry: all of what I'd done, and then on the re-knit, rolling (removing) the burgundy yardages into a separate balls as I encountered them while first knitting all the tan pieces: Fronts, Back, and Sleeves. I used the burgundy yardages for the shawl collar/front panels, and the back yoke.

Despite it's "tweedy appearance" (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1295/4667914402_a23de794f9_z.jpg) as a hank, Mushishi isn't a tweed. I mean, it doesn't evenly distribute the colors like a tweed. There were very long yardages of the burgundy.
Too long, IMO. They created havoc in the field of tans. Total unruly craziness.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4112/5097048901_d1036acee8.jpg

The Back: I wanted to somehow tie-in the burgundy, not wanting the front to be it's only appearance..so I worked the Back Yoke with the burgundy, too. There are 3 burgundy
garter ridges as 'the fence' between the lower back and yoke.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4152/5097648940_5a3f9fa21f.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/5097647324_b7966eccbf.jpg

The pattern design was set out to knit the cabled panels at the same time you're knitting the Fronts...but I didn't do that. I knitted the Fronts with the tan yardages, then knitted the cabled panels with the burgundy yardages...and then mattress-seamed them together. Voila! The perfect workaround. There's more than one way to do just about anything.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4144/5097045735_4fff25b987.jpg
The collar can be worn rolled, or worn 'up'. Either way, I like it.
The pattern also called for 3/4 sleeves. I worked mine full length.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4130/5097646342_c92cf8fa44.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1295/4667914402_a23de794f9.jpg
Color 01: Harvest (95%Wool/5%Silk)

My Rav notes, (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/aberdeen-jacket) if you care to read. :hug:

Slim
10-19-2010, 06:57 PM
Oh, that is nice! I love the way you used the burgundy sections, especially on the back yoke! Very creative.

Jan in CA
10-19-2010, 07:27 PM
Perfection! :inlove:

bambi
10-19-2010, 10:01 PM
It's beautiful in spite of all the frustrations you had with it!

JudyD
10-20-2010, 06:24 AM
That is stunning! I love your placement of the needle...it creates the effect of a rosette just in the right place.

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Judy

aprilbetty
10-20-2010, 06:32 AM
Beautiful! And so creative!

WandaT
10-20-2010, 07:47 AM
I love what you did with the burgundy - must've been extremely frustrating but the result sure looks worth the effort!

kmaclean
10-20-2010, 09:48 AM
Sounds like a bit of a frustrating experience, but the end result is just beautiful! A very creative solution to an annoying problem!

margz3
10-20-2010, 01:51 PM
As frustrating as the burgundy part sounds, it really turned out beautiful! Love your mods!!

Lana
10-20-2010, 06:48 PM
I'm not at all surprised you persevered.

In spite of all the:hair::frog::!!!::frog::gah::wall::frog:,
it turned out beautifully.

I always love the way multicolored yarns looks in the skein,
but I'm never quite please with my end result.

MerigoldinWA
10-29-2010, 05:36 PM
Moo-she-she. :lol: I had to laugh because that was my guess before I opened the thread.

The colors of this yarn are really beautiful. Your finished sweater looks like it is being snowed on, with all the white dots. Very interesting story on what you did to "make" your own yarn out of this yarn. A lot of work, but it turned out very nicely. I like the burgundy on the cable panel fronts very much. That really brings out the little bit of burgundy in the tan section. Really, really nice. :woot:

auburnchick
10-30-2010, 10:26 PM
Oh my word! That is lovely! I really like that front panel!! You always go through so much trouble to get your projects just-right. You are an inspiration to me.

:hug:

trvvn5
11-03-2010, 04:04 PM
You always do such beautiful work.

Doublereeder2
11-05-2010, 09:35 AM
Simply lovely! Your knitting is always so classy.:yay: