Drops Jacket

Knitting at S*Bucks while my tires get rotated.

After finishing Brandt’s sweater, I was totally excited to get started on something new, something for me! I had wanted to knit the Drops Jacket (you know, the one 2/3’s of blogland is knitting?), since the beginning of October. I had swatched a couple of yarns, and I decided I wanted to use some stashed, (and now sadly discontinued) Rowanspun DK, in Chili (shakes fist in air at Rowan). However. I had to double strand to get gauge, and I only have 11 skeins. Scary, I know. But you know how when you don’t think you have enough yarn, it makes you knit faster? Like some sort of sick mental race that you might outrun, or in this case, out knit, the yarn? Yup. That’s how, 9 days after I started, I’m about to cast off the last piece. Oh, and I really want to wear this for Thanksgiving!

Funny, how a knitting a short sweater at 4 st/inch goes way faster than a man’s sweater at 6 st/inch. Tomorrow I’ll be knitting the collar and seaming this beast!

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9 Responses to Drops Jacket

  1. Kim says:

    WOW…that WAS a fast knit!

  2. Kathy says:

    You cranked on that one! Look forward to seeing it put together. Love the color.

  3. Jen says:

    You are my hero. I do exactly the same thing.

    (I got yarn today! Thanks for the quick service, and my kitty Fee thanks you for the purple tissue paper! She loves it.)

  4. stacey says:

    I hate racing the yarn…so stressful! Glad it worked out though. That color is AMAZING!

  5. nipper jenn says:

    I love that sweater so much. I think it might have to be my December knitting. 🙂

  6. Cheryl says:

    I love that sweater too! I have the yarn all set out for it but I haven’t cast on yet. Seam that thing up and put it on, I want to see how it looks on you!

  7. Amy says:

    Holy zoom, batman! But it’s going to look great. Happy turkey day in your new sweater!

  8. i love that sweater and the color that your using too. Hope you had a grand Thanksgiving.

  9. carrie says:

    I know what you mean about knitting faster if you think you’ll run out. That’s funny =) And I love the chili color! Can we see a pic with it modeled?