Friday, December 28, 2012

Looks Like November

But it's December. Right before the snow came.

Cobblestone Trenchcoat

Pattern: Cobblestone Trenchcoat by Veera Valimaki in November Knits
Yarn: The Fibre Company Organik in Night Sky and Agave
Needles: US 7 and 8
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I was really thrilled when Courtney Kelley contacted me to knit this trench in The Fibre Company's yarn. I love Veera, love the yarns, and the colors she chose were perfect! I hadn't worked with Organik before. It's like Malabrigo Worsted with silk. It might pill, but for as much wear as this got travelling in my bag all over town, I think it will take a lot of work to make it pill up. It was just starting to slightly fuzz when it left my hands.

The pattern is very well written. There are some fiddly bits (the facings/hems), but they are gorgeous details in the finished product. I'm going to do this hood on all of my hooded sweaters from now on! It's so big and wonderful! Because of the silk content (I think), the trench is pretty heavy, but it's also incredibly warm. Definitely outerwear, not just a cardi. If you knit it in loftier yarn, it could be a lighter cardi.

It's knit two sizes larger than I would wear myself, so that's why I'm swimming in it a little. My brother took the photos. I didn't realize he was terrible at it until I had mailed the sweater off, so these are some really, really lucky shots, haha! Good thing I have a fancy camera that does most of the work! Hopefully The Fibre Company will take some great photos. I'll let you know if they do.

I think I might need one of these....

For more FO Friday posts, go to Tami's Amis! I'm probably up in the mountains with my family. I'll show you how pretty it is up there on Monday, I hope. I'll be in an airport long enough to post, I imagine. What are you doing to unwind after the holiday buzz?

P.S. These are the brown boots i bought to wear with my legwarmers. I've been meaning to show you for ages! The legwarmers look amazing with them, but I forgot to pack them. :P You'll see the grey ones in the next couple weeks. :)

P.P.S. Again, I scheduled the post before finishing it. I'm on vacation, so it's allowed...right? :)


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