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Friday, April 21, 2006

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It’s sort of New Threads Friday – I finished the new borders last night at KIP – and re-seamed the sleeve.

This jacket is from Rowan 19 and is called *Jazz*. That Spring pattern collection [maybe 1997 ? I got it on eBay in 2003] was intriguing – the selections were either very boxy – or very very fitted.

Jazz is almost too fitted – it really reflects the parameters of a fabric design more than a sweater – some of the proportions in the body shaping are more conducive to a woven material rather than knitting.

And, but of course, I could not follow the instructions exactly, and I substituted another yarn instead of the Denim yarn that was called for. Call me nutty but I love good cheap yarn. This was made from something called Aunt Lydia’s Denim Art - and is marketed as a crochet fiber [size 10 worsted wt Linen color]. I got it at Michael’s?

It comes on a cone and is a cotton poly blend which is what I was attracted to – better washability I hoped – but I swatched it and found it to be just as shrink prone as regular cotton. The content split is 75/25. So it was a straight substitution into the pattern – you make the garment then you shrink it in the washing machine. You know, I love to live dangerously.

BahBye, parka…

smiley face picture of me wearing jacket a couple of years ago when its sleeves were still funked…


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