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Old 12-08-2007, 01:02 AM   #1
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Hooray, I finished! (here's the detail) The pattern was very clear and easy to follow. I replaced the original bottom border with Jean Oshiros Double Helix pattern because DH has a Phd in neurosciences and did his dissertation on DNA damage.

I used Filatura Lanarota Luxury Cashmere that I got on sale at Smileys. Unfortunately, I bought the last of her charcoal grey - I knew I would be cutting it close, but I ran out of yarn before I could do the plackets along the zipper or the bottom edge. Fortunately, DH likes the unfinished look.

I don't sew, so I had to take it to a tailor to have the zipper put on. They did a very nice job!

My only advice if you are making this for your husband: It is very fitted through the middle section. VERY. My husband is a regular-sized guy and I had to really block out the bottom section so that it would drape properly (I don't know if it will hold).
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Old 12-08-2007, 01:14 AM   #2
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Wow that is a great sweater. Seeing the double helix border made me chuckle because I studied molecular bio/biochem in university
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Old 12-08-2007, 02:46 AM   #3
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A fantastic sweater and love the colour!
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Old 12-08-2007, 07:18 AM   #4
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Wow, that's a great sweater! I love the border. Nice work.
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Old 12-08-2007, 08:33 AM   #5
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Nice work. It looks great.

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Old 12-08-2007, 09:37 AM   #6
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Great job! It turned out beautiful!

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Old 12-08-2007, 07:38 PM   #7
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it looks great!!!

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Old 12-09-2007, 04:10 PM   #8
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Looks great!

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That's really cool! Great job!
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:09 AM   #10
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Hey Bip! Wonderful work! What a great accomplishment! I love the simplicity of the jacket! Millions of well-knit stitches!

Thanks for sharing your work and the links with us. I saved both patterns. I have been looking for a simple style man's jacket. It is hard to find patterns that are a clean, simple line.
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