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Old 11-25-2007, 05:28 AM   #1
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FO: Pink Bed Jacket!
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I finished my third (and I think FINAL) bed jacket! This one is knit with Tahki TORINO Extra Fine Merino Wool. Reeeeallly nice yarn!

I tweaked this pattern a bit, to make it into a bed jacket.
First: I made it shorter than called for. You don't want to sit on your bed jacket. It should end before your caboose.
Second: the sleeves are picked up around the armhole and worked top-to-bottom: I picked up 19 additional stitches around so that the sleeves would be roomy. Don't want snug bed jacket sleeves!
Third: I added 4" seed stitch borders on the body of the jacket and on the cuffs. I think the 4" seed stitch looks more bed jackety.
Fourth: I worked double moss stitch in the 5 stitch wide ribbing. The pattern called for a weird stitch that was poorly explained, so I changed it to double moss. Why not?

The pattern was worked all in one piece...up to the armpits, of course. Then, each piece (left front, right front, and back are worked separately). So there is no side-seaming. As I said earlier, after the shoulders are seamed, then the sleeves are picked up around the armhole that is created...so there is no sleeve seaming either. The buttonhole is really just a button loop...that was also easy.

All in all, this was a well written pattern.

I blocked the body before picking up the 106 st for "knit in the round" sleeves. I have the sleeves pinned down now to block them with a misting.




The model sweater: Knit'n'Style April 2007 issue.




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Old 11-25-2007, 06:23 AM   #2
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Beautiful work
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:27 AM   #4
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very beautiful,i love the color and the yarn seams so yummy
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Old 11-25-2007, 09:08 AM   #5
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I love the color..

I think that I have that knitting magazine and didn't even notice it in the magazine.. you did a great job- making the pattern look much nicer than it did in the magazine.
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Beautiful but then all your work is wonderful. You seem to get things done so quickly too.
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Artlady that is a very beautiful bed jacket and kudos to you for changing a pattern to the way you want it
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That is one very pretty bed jacket. The color is lovely and the yarns looks really soft just what you need for a bed jacket x
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