FO: Sunrise Circle Jacket

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Pattern: Sunrise Circle Jacket by Kate Gilbert

Yarn: Classic Elite Skye Tweed in Heath

I made some major modifications to this sweater because I could not make the appropriate row gauge with Skye Tweed. I knit the sleeves/front sections first and then knit the back to match. I knit the smallest (33″) size because my row gauge was 5.5/in instead of 7. In a perfect world, I would have preferred a 35″ chest; however, the size is more like 38″. This isn’t as big of a problem as you might think, since the fronts can be overlapped more or less to fit. The real problem is the raglan shaping. Do you see where the raglan falls? When I initially knit this up, the raglan sleeve fit where it was supposed to but the jacket was too long between the sleeve and neck edge. I decided that I would position the raglan a bit closer to my shoulder edge and shorten the sleeves to compensate for the new sleeve length.

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It’s not ideal but I will certainly wear it, provided the temperature drops enough! Oh yes, don’t you like my closure? I haven’t yet found a closure that really suits the jacket so you get pictures with a stitch holder. Do any of you have any suggestions? I’ve been staring at the sweater too long to be objective.

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I’ll leave you with another FO, a single Petticoat Sock from Weekend Knitting (Ravelry link here), to be sent away on Monday for its recipient to knit the mate.

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Thanks for all of your sweet comments and congratulations about my half marathon last weekend!