Free Pattern: Aberdeen Cropped Jacket
(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.
The burgundy distributed very weird.
I ended up frogging
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
Color 01: Harvest
My Rav notes,
if you care to read.