Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hannah Jacket

So the Hannah Jacket was one of the first patterns I wrote for the book, and as such, of course, it gave me a whole lot of trouble (mostly with sizing, since I remembered Willow being incredibly tiny, and perhaps she wasn't quite so pea-sized, but also with designing with techniques I was only sort of familiar with, having knit exactly two hoods and one attached i-cord before this one).

I also took kind of a gamble on the color--I knew I wanted to use something ultra baby-friendly, but Spud & Chloe tends to come in jelly bean colors.  I knew immediately I wanted the purple for this jacket, but was wavering on the white trim.  The ladies at Patricia's Yarns convinced me to go with the bolder teal, and I think the bright color combo makes the sweater. 

 So when I made one for Willow, I went similarly bold.

The bright colors seem to make her go a little insane, so a decent photograph was hard to get.  But, she loves wearing it, and it fits her great--I just went one size higher on everything (though I think I made it a bit longer, too). 


Laura said...

Beautiful! I almost used the word 'darling,' but I don't use the word 'darling.'

Unknown said...

Cute! I just found your blog via your Ravelry group. I'm excited to check out your book and am UBER excited to click around on your blog :)

Nikki Van De Car said...

Glad to have you!

Unknown said...

I've knitted the jacket but the icord edging on the sleeve & body don't work out as the pattern reads. Pretty sure this edging hasn't been knitted from this pattern because it certainly wouldn't look anything like the jacket in the picture if it had!