Because I can’t stand being a year (hem) behind on finished object reports, you’re getting horrible “on” photos and a report anyway. For the record, I finished this up before the end of October.
Project: 1756 Jacket, because that’s what Plymouth calls it. I can’t believe the pattern isn’t in Ravelry’s database, but I also don’t claim to be a great Ravelry librarian, so maybe it’s in there somewhere else?
Pattern: 1756 Jacket by Plymouth. Lawdy Plymouth, hire me to name your patterns and colorways. Really?! It’s a shrug or a vest, not a jacket. There’s nothing wrong with the pattern, but I will note that more than one person who made this via the Dog House KAL (Ravelry link) wished they’d sized up. I’m on the fence… and I made a small. It fits fine as a shrug, but I’m not much of a shrug in public girl. I do wear it a lot around the house to take the chill off my shoulders.
Yarn: Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande in a pine-ish teal. I love the color, but find the yarn far too scratchy to touch skin… my face and neck included. I have more of this in a light blue, so I’m glad to know I don’t want to make a bulky scarf for myself out of it. Oh — and I barely used the third skein, so I actually have 2 of the light blue and about 2/3rds of the teal…
Needles: 9 & 10.5, circs. Love my Addi Clicks.
Verdict: I have worn it enough already to need a minor repair on one arm cuff, so that says it all, eh? I’m still wanting to wear it with a chambray shirt dress I have. It has sleeves and a collar, so I can protect my skin from the itchies. Maybe when I do that, I can get better photos for you. Maybe. But don’t count on it.
I should note that both my neck and I survived a full work day when I wore it for this stellar photo. I think part of the problem is my bottom cuff isn’t as tight as it could be. Maybe I should have gone down another needle size. Maybe I’ll frog the bottom ribbing and knit a few more inches and then try again… What say you?