FO: Trail Jacket

It’s Monday, let’s start the week off with a finished object, shall we?
Trail jacket
Over the weekend I finally took the time to take a few photos of my newly finished Trail Jacket. I love this piece. It’s a really great wardrobe staple. As I knit more and more I am trying my best to make pieces that will fit into the wardrobe I have and aspire to have but can work with lots of outfits. Despite my love of bold color (hello, Wild One) sometimes I have to make a neutral or two and this is a great addition to my wardrobe. I’ve already worn it 4 times since I finished it!
Trail jacket
The yarn is Madelinetosh Pure Merino Worsted in the color Dirty Panther. I picked this up on Black Friday when she had a sale. I bought 8 skeins so I’d have enough to do any sweater I wanted and for this pattern I only used 4. Looks like I might be making someone else a Trail Jacket or I may make myself a nice grey pullover. This worked up quickly on size 10.5 needles and it creates a lighter fabric that will help carry this into spring. I love this yarn. It’s soft but sturdy and the variegation in color gave it enough interest so I didn’t feel like I was just knitting a flat grey sweater.
Trail jacket
You may also remember these buttons from my Maryland Sheep and Wool haul last year. In all honesty I picked these buttons because they were the right size and I had six of them in my stash. I didn’t even know where to begin on buttons for this one and it was nice to not think about it and just pick whatever I had in my stash that worked. My only issue is that I made a tiny mistake on the button holes and I’ve got small gaps on the sides of the button holes. It’s not the end of the world but of course I notice the mistake. It’s totally not as noticeable once the jacket is buttoned. And speaking of mistakes…
Yarn Love Challenge
Are you participating in the #yarnlovechallenge? Today’s prompt is mistakes and I’ll probably mention these buttonholes. Even though it’s day 6 you can still jump in, there aren’t any real rules and it’s fun to see so many people using the hashtag and sharing their love of yarn!!

7 Replies to “FO: Trail Jacket”

    1. Yeah I have yet to really perfect buttonholes but hey, that’s how you know it’s hand made!

  1. Elegant cardi and gorgeous buttons. Wow! About buttonholes: I’ve been knitting since forever and still haven’t found the perfect method. Am looking into a new technique this month… Will share it with you if it turns out to be as wonderful as the pictures look.

  2. This is exactly the kind of neutral I love. Not so obvious thanks to the colour variegation, the yarn is really beautiful. Plus the length of the sleeves – perfect!

    1. I really like the length of the sleeves too. That’s about perfect for me most of the time.

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