I Love This Jacket!

Just like much of my current knitting inspiration, the Tweed Three pattern book was mentioned as an “oh, by the way” in an advert for Classic Elite Skye Tweed yarn. I was smitten immediately upon seeing this fetchingly fitted tweed jacket. The weskit-like detailing along the bottom. The leaf and bobble motif on the sleeves and the front of the jacket. And yes, the tweedy goodness of the spring green coloring.

Jacket and yarns

Here’s the problem: while I do fancy the green, I was thinking that the jacket might also look smashing in some other colorway. Trouble is, I can’t seem to pick one so I’m taking a poll. Should the Tweed Jacket be done in:

a. Tweedy Green Rowanspun
b. Lavender Jaeger Luxury Tweed
c. Grey Tweed Jo Sharp Silk Road
d. Dove grey Schachmayr Stretch Wool
e. Chocolate Elsbeth Lavold Silky Wool
f. Rumtopf Rowan 4-ply
g. Navy blue Jaeger Stretch Wool

Kimono sans sleevesMeanwhile, I’m packing up my circular needles and headed for a hopefully brief stint on Sleeve Island. I’ll try not to be gone too long because, by my calculations, Baby D is due any time now.

Boy, this kimono is really taking shape. I don’t think it’ll need much blocking either. A couple of sleeves, a few flowers along the border and she is done.

Let’s pray for a fair wind and swift needles!

13 comments to I Love This Jacket!

  • Oooooooooo! I love that jacket too! Too bad it doesnt get cold enough to wear it here in Hawaii. I vote for a, e, and g. But those are ALL wonderful colors.

  • look at all that awesome tweed. i was just eyeing that jacket. and better yet – TWEEEEEEED!!! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I’m partial to green, so I’d say go for that! But the chocolate is lovely, too.

    Love the kimono!

  • Either B (for the color!) or C But I just love Jo Sharp’s Silkroad – gray! I love the yarn, and I love love love the tweed colors in the gray!
    That’s my vote

  • Audrey

    Rumtopf or Chocolate.

    I’m doing it in un-tweedy avocado green right now and really like how it’s coming out. But, if I had bought yarn instead of using stash, I definitely would have made it in a tweedy, rusty, burgundy, brownish color.

  • Man, I saw this jacket at Elann, it’s fab. You know they put the whole pattern on line because of the errata, right? I like all the colors but the dove grey. I don’t choose colors very well. I’m working on that. Very cool jacket.

  • I love e and f for that jacket. I hear really good things about the Silky Wool though I’ve never encountered it myself.

    The kimono is really looking good. I really like that colour combination!

  • Anonymous

    I like g and f – dk. colors and kinda textury w. maybe some of your talent w. contrast knitting for the details. See Elann site, they have a link for this pattern that indicates it’s a corrected version. Hmm, very nice choice – think you just may have done some enabling over here 🙂 Terry

  • Sam

    Although the Lavold yarn is very nice, I would stay away from too dark yarn – details such as what’s on the sleeves.

  • Ooo…. tweedy green! Don’t listen to me though, green is my favorite color. The kimono is gorgeous!!

  • Anonymous

    Arugh! Blogger ate my comment! I’m torn between A, D & G. Is there a color that would go best with your wardrobe? If not, my eyes are drawn toward the green. I ca’t say why…and I don’t think it is the green of the model.

  • Anonymous

    I am torn between A (tweedy green) D (dove grey) and G (navy blue) I’d have to feel them to see which one would totally be best. But based on color alone… What do you own more of grey, green or blue? which would go best with your wardrobe? When you stand in front of your clothes do you say “Gosh I wish I had a ____ jacket!”

    If not,go for the green! My eyes are drawn to that green.

  • Decisions, decisions!!!

    Wow… you know ya can’t go wrong with that Lavender Jaeger as far as I’m concerned (I know, shocker, that), but I was always rather partial to the Rumtopf, and I do rather like the Chocolate as well…

    If you need to do a trial version before you actually knit one for yourself, I am happy to submit my name as Guinea Pig, First Class!