Wednesday, January 05, 2011

the Girls Jacket

It's been awhile since I've made something for the girls and with the chilly weather we're having I thought it was time.

I thought I might make a smaller version of the Bubble Sleeve Jacket but felt I already had with this: 



I knew I wanted a bit of a puffy sleeve and to make it a little longer. I also wanted to keep it within 2 skeins of Magnum since I had 4 of this color and they came in at just under 2. The smaller size had a little bit more left over but not much.



I used a #17 to get 2sts &2.5 rows to 1"
2 skeins of Cascade Magnum (123yds) color#9341 (this is a gorgeous wine color heathered with blue)
The jacket is a top down raglan style in stockinette stitch ending with ribbing on the body & sleeves and with garter stitch finishing on the collar & facings. The use of different increases being the most difficult part of this jacket would make me rate it fairly easy, a great 1st sweater for an advanced beginner looking to challenge themselves and move up to the next level.


The girls love wearing their new jackets as much as they love their Minnie Mouse ears (which is their latest must wear at all times accessory) and like the mouse ears they were very disappointed when it came time to take them off. Hopefully if you make one of these, whoever you make it for will love it as much as my girls and have the same response when it's time to take it off.

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3 comments:

  1. oh wow, these sweater are so adorable! I love the sleeves. and the minnie mouse ears!!

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  2. Wow! Those turned out soooo cute! The sweaters... the girls were already adorable! Those puffy sleeves are princess-y, perfect and love the swingy body of the jacket.
    You amaze me!

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  3. Love the playfulness and princess-like quality of your jacket pattern. The pictures are adorable and really showcase the jacket's features. Thanks for another great design.

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