Novus Jacket was inspired by the construction of the sweaters in the Novus Collection. I wanted a winter weight jacket that would keep me WARM and that I could wear open or closed! The jacket is worked from the sleeve towards the center in two halves and then joined together by back and sleeve panels. You can read more about this crazy construction here. It is easy to adjust! Add length to the jacket when you cast on for the body and add width by working more rows at the collar.
Things about this design that make me swoon?
|Harrisville's newest yarn Turbine is one of the most lovely bulky yarns I've come across. It is structured while still being soft and airy. They explain in depth about the milling process on the yarn's page. There is much to learn from this mill!|
|The garter stitch stripe which starts at the wrist flows up towards the neck|
and curves out at the shoulder refining the design.
| This the first time I've designed something that isn't symmetrical... |
I definitely confused the test knitters!
Thanks so much for your input on closures... I had actually already decided on the Wavy Shawl Pin and luckily most of you agreed with me. The shawl pin allows me to shape the jacket a bit at the waist which is a bit more flattering on me. Part of why I did that post is that I thought it would help you see how a different closure can really change the look of this sweater. I can't wait to see what you all come up with as your Novus Jackets come off your needles! The winner of that giveaway is Glenda... Congrats! Get in touch and I'll get you your prizes!