3.11.2016

Novus Jacket #2!

I love my Novus Jacket so very very much and I decided I needed another in yarn that worked a little better for indoor wear. I absolutely adore the one I knit in Harrisville Turbine, but it is a bit heavy as we head into spring.
I originally was going to knit it in just Fibre Company Tundra, but when I swatched it to gauge I was worried the fabric wouldn't hold up. It needed just a little more filler.... I choose Acadia in a complementary color, which fills in the gaps and gives it a bit more structure while maintaining the drape I wanted. 
I made an XS and I added an inch to the sleeve length (so 22 garter ridges for the sleeve) and 2 inches to the length (+5 sts on each side). I'm loving the proportions!  Novus Jacket is super easy to adjust, the trick is to write down what you did so you can repeat it on the second side! Notes are on my Ravelry project page. Have I mentioned lately how FAST this is to knit? I got it done amidst a ton of other projects... I think it took longer to weave in the ends and block than it did to knit!


My girl has been doing a great job behind the camera lately...I voted for sunglasses and a headband for styling as I didn't feel like putting on makeup or doing my hair, comprende? I think the sunglasses make me look fierce (or that's my story and I'm sticking to it!)

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info on adjusting to lighter weight wool. Why not do Russian joins to avoid weaving in ends. You are rocking the shades!

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    1. Russian Joins would work when you run out of yarn, most of the ends I had to weave in were from the start and end of the connectors.

      LOL, thanks!

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  2. Fabulous sweater and awesome pictures! Tell her she's doing a great job on photographing.

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    1. Thanks!!!! I'll pass along your praise... the girl has been sick for days and it will cheer her up!

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  3. Laura, what non-wool yarn would you recommend?

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    1. There are some good suggestions here:
      http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/nelkin-designs/3354975/901-925#910

      The trick is going to be to swatch! Don't buy a whole sweater quantity until you try a few things out! I have a technique called Yarn Auditions...
      http://nelkindesigns.blogspot.com/2016/01/auditioning-yarns-for-novus-jacket.html

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  4. Beautiful!! The photography is lovely, such a talented girl.

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