Natural Sheep Jacket
March 10, 2011
November 25, 2012

Natural Sheep Jacket

Project info
35" bust
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Cascade Yarns ® Ecological Wool®
2.9 skeins = 1386.2 yards (1267.5 meters), 725 grams
Shall We Knit? in Kingsville, Ontario

This yarn is very warm and I love the sheep smell. I washed it several times successfully and then felted it slightly right before this photo was taken :( I’m not sure what did it… possibly water temperature.

I love the aran motif and will use it again. The sweater was knit, bottom up, knitting front+back at the same time. I divided for the armholes, and sewed the sleeves in. I picked up the neck to knit the shawl collar, and picked up the front edge to knit the front bands. Belt loops were crocheted on.

Things I would fix next time:
-Short sleeve cap
-Wider sleeve at cuff
-Longer jacket
-Waist decrease higher up, slightly above waist
-Belt loops slightly above waist
-Neckline higher and tighter so that resultant shawl collar sits better
-Re-enforce button hole bands with grosgrain ribbon

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March 10, 2011
November 25, 2012
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Cascade Yarns ®
100% Wool
478 yards / 250 grams

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  • Project created: November 25, 2012
  • Updated: November 25, 2012