Posts Tagged sirdar denim ultra blackberry
I know boyfriend jeans and boyfriend cardigans exist but, until now, I wasn’t sure about boyfriend blazers. Anyway, I appear to have knitted one. Which is unfortunate as I haven’t got a boyfriend. I have got a husband but he’s 6’4″ so that might be a bit of a stretch – literally. Plus, I’m not sure it’s his colour.
I’ve had some trials and tribulations with this jacket and, if you are interested, I have gone into more detail on my Ravelry page here .
Suffice it to say, I won’t be putting in a back vent again
and I won’t be dividing the sleeves for cuffs again just sewing on buttons in the appropriate place.
Love that double moss stitch and those buttons though.
The reason it I’m calling it a ‘boyfriend blazer’ is because it’s too big for me – mostly in the sleeves. Maybe my fault as I used a different yarn although I did do a swatch beforehand and the gauge seemed fine.
I will wear it though as I love it. The stitch and the chunky yarn really make it feel like a jacket rather than a cardigan. I’ve ordered some more yarn, this time in a denim blue colour. I will do another swatch and make the next size down.
The pattern is Shale by Kim Hargreaves from her collection called ‘Storm’ – a great collection of patterns, almost all of which I’d like to knit.
The recommended wool is Rowan Big Wool, I used Sirdar Denim Ultra in blackberry (much cheaper and is great to knit with). It’s on 8mm needles, though I used 7mm to get the right gauge.