Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Girl. Friend.

I finished the Girlfriend Swing Coat this weekend for Anna, and I love it. It is a very easy, quick pattern, knit in one piece. I love the shape of it.


It is perfect for twirling, and warm enough to be a fall and spring coat.



You can find the pattern here. I used three balls of Shetland chunky in violet and size 10 needles.

I did make an alteration to the collar because I was running out of yarn, I just picked up and knit four rows of seed stitch.

You can see in some of the pictures the different "textures" of my knitting. When I knit something in rows using st stitch, then join into the round, my stitches are very different. Even after blocking, the stitches did not even out. If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear them.

14 comments:

TD wool design said...

i think i'd like one in my size.
thanks for the comment. i too, will be back!

Steph said...

I love the swinginess of it! precious!

Heather said...

You simply astound me with all of your projects! Downright inspirational.

QuiltedSimple said...

Oh how cute - how do you get everything done? You must be very, very organized. I'm thinking I need one for Jessie and my niece - this is way too adorable.
Kris

Hilary said...

Sooooo cute! And what a great, vibrant color! I have the same tension issues when I knit in stockinette -- my problem is my purl stitches, which are much looser than my knits. I try to hold the yarn a little tighter when I purl, but it's still not entirely even. Sorry, that wasn't very helpful. I don't think your stockinette looks bad at all though!

yellowfarmhouse said...

WOW that is just toooo cute and the model is darling and very sweet.

Hugs - karen

SMF.sportychic said...

Aww, that is too cute, great color too!

Sandy said...

Gorgeous sweater. I want one for me. :)

Louise said...

That's gorgeous!!

Marcia said...

Anna looks darling in her sweater. You are so good to complete what you start right away.

Kate said...

Great swing jacket and the model is adorable!

Knitterella said...

OOO I love it! So cure on Anna and love the color.

I think my niece would love one - I need to go mark a fav in Ravelry right now!

amandajean said...

that. is. adorable.

Lynette said...

how gorgeous!!! your daughter is a lovely model.