Thursday, October 19, 2006

Ram's Horn Jacket

Ram's Horn Jacket
Originally uploaded by alerievay.
Well, it's finished. And I'm somewhat underwhelmed. We'll see if it grows on me. (Ignore the awful photo; my husband doesn't use the camera well and I just got home from work.)

Anyway, the stats:
Pattern: Ram's Horn Jacket, in Knitting Nature by Norah Gaughan
Size: Approx. 44", but I knit the smallest size because my gauge was off
11 skeins of Pingouin Fleur de Laine (discontinued yarn I picked up at the giant stash sale)
U.S. 5, 6, and 7 needles

I'm really just meh about the sweater right now. The pattern was fairly clear, although I thought some directions could have been clearer, especially those for the collar.

I still plan to wear this to Rhinebeck, provided the weather is cool enough, but I'm just notn sure about it. And I'm not sure why.


Elizabeth said...

I like it. I'm partial to brown, so that's part of it. Maybe if you tried steaming the hems you would like it better? Or is it just not as fitted as you like your clothes.

I'm having Rhinebeck envy. Have a great time!

Ruth said...

I think it's lovely ... but like Elizabeth I'm fond of brown, and I'm also very fond of oversized comfy cardigans. The collar looks very nice on you, too.

Laura said...

The sweater fits you very well! And the collar is quite striking.

I hope you start liking it better.

glittrgirl said...

I like it! It looks great on you! I would be in favour as Elizabeth said of steaming the hems, and like Elizabeth I also have Rhinebeck envy....

Kathy said...

Val! It looks wonderful on you! I need to stop looking at gorgeous tihngs other people have knit. I get Knit Abilities Envy!

Sarah said...

I love it. I think it's the asymetrical thing that's throwing you off. But it does look good on you. Maybe you need some aysmetrical hair or something to go with it?

It looks better on you than the model in the book.

And, the yarn is great.

Hmm, try a scarf or something around the neck to soften the look of the aysmetrical collar?

But, I do like it! Nice!

Elisabeth said...

I love it!
I'm starting to really dig brown. :-)

spinndiva said...

I love that jacket !

Donna said...

I think it is very pretty. I like brown. The collar is interesting in a good way.

ZantiMissKnit said...

I saw you wearing this at Rhinebeck, and I thought it looked great! I hope you changed your mind about it.

Bonnie said...

That sweater looks terrific in the Rhinebeck picture on stariel's blog. The color and the pattern are very flattering!

Juls said...

It's a great sweater, but I think you're right about the photo! I too have been a puzzled while reading the instructions for the collar. I think if they had included another collar shot or diagram for construction purposes, that would help a lot.

theresa said...

I love your jacket - the colour, collar and pin are great!! You should really post your pic on, I'm sure more obsessed knitters would love to see it!

Anonymous said...

Rams Horn Jacket
The pattern confuses me with the Yo's that create small holes along the edges. The picture dosn't show them but I cannot read the pattern any other way. Anyone got suggestions. I'd really love to hear from you.

Kathy said...

Hey, I know that it's been a while since you finished the sweater but I am in a crisis! I thought I had finished the collar and when I went to attach it it was WAY too small. Did you have any problem like this or can you think of why that might be? Thanks!

Janette said...

Hi Valerie

I'm presently working on the Ram's Horn Jacket and have completed all but the collar.

Your jacket looks fabulous!

Was wondering if you would be able to assist me in deciphering the instructions for the collar?

Look forward to hearing from you.

Batty said...

I think it looks very nice, and you look very cute in it.

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