IT'S DONE! It's done it's done it's done! Somehow, when you actually knit on something it magically gets finished.
My Salem Hooded Jacket, pattern written by Melissa LaBarre, published in New England Knits and knit in Berroco Remix. Ok, where do I start? The pattern? I love it. I knit the 37.5 size with no modifications. I can't tell you how happy I am with the results. I was worried that the sleeves would be too short, but it all worked out in blocking. I'm not sure what this sleeve construction is called. It's not raglan, like I thought it would be, so maybe it's set-in sleeves? In any case, they're long enough! I also put the snaps closer to the edge to give the sweater a little more room because I wanted to be sure to avoid putting too much strain on the snaps.
The yarn was also a ton of fun to work with. It's made out of recycled fibers, but it knits up like a well worn tshirt. It is a little on the splitty side, and I did have to be careful that my stitches sat next to each other on the needles, but the results are well worth it. If you have the opportunity to knit with this yarn, do it. Just know that it does yeild a warm fabric. I put it on in our air conditioned apartment before going to take pictures and I immediately started to overheat.
There are a few things I would change if I were to reknit this. I'd probably eliminate the pockets. They're about the size of my four year old ipod nano, just a tiny little square. I'd also cast off the neck and then pick up the stitches for the hood. I know I read about this in Little Red in the City, but when I started the hood while in a hospital waiting room I failed to remember that.
Ok, I'm ready for it to be cold now!
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