Finished! And it fits! I’ve sewn three skirt/pant clasps on the yoke, to fasten securely, and the buttons are just decoration. I’ve also bought tape to put along the neckline, in case it sags, but will leave the sewing on until it becomes necessary (if it does)!
Garment worn has been washed. I followed the instructions for the smallest size (though I am not), and it is plenty big enough. Not exactly flattering, but it’s soft, thick, and warm, and I’m sure I’ll wear it around home, at least.
Well, after almost a year of delaying, it took me a day to pick up the fronts and rib, and to do the ribbed yoke, and sew it all up, and wash & dry it! Now I just need to get a clasp, and sew it and the buttons on.
(It’s quite heavy, so I opted not to do a buttonhole that’ll stretch out of shape - I’m putting a pants clasp under, and just sewing the buttons on as decoration. Contemplating sticking the clasp at the waist, actually, since that’s more flattering for me).
Photos when it’s all done.
Sleeves are done, just waiting for cooler weather to do the raglan seams, then pick up the stitches for all the ribbing.
Almost done with the two sleeves - in the midst of the raglan shaping. Then it’s ribbing!
I am knitting both sleeves now - as my gauge was a little different for each front I want to try and keep the sleeves the same!
Am about halfway through the sleeves - next row is an increase row.
Am back to working on this now (after taking a break for hat swaps and beanies) - working on the decreases in the second front - about 3/4 done of that side.
I’m more than halfway through the second front. Yay! And importantly, have bought 2 buttons (because it will not be the one button cable jacket as it is described in the pattern book)!
Have finished the back piece, and have started the left front. The cable pattern is easy to “read” and memorise, so apart from watching out for the decrease rows, there’s nothing too taxing.
Using a smaller needle to more closely match the gauge of my yarn, and hopefully get some negative ease.