Monday, December 11, 2006

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!


Blogger Sister Madness said...

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!


12/11/2006 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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.

12/11/2006 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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.

12/11/2006 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Knit Mongrel said...

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

12/11/2006 11:57:00 PM  
Blogger Sam La Tricoteuse said...

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

12/12/2006 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

12/12/2006 01:12:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

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!

12/12/2006 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Julia said...

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.

12/13/2006 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Audrey said...

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.

12/13/2006 06:58:00 PM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

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

12/15/2006 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

Love the kimono!

12/15/2006 02:41:00 PM  
Blogger Lynette said...

look at all that awesome tweed. i was just eyeing that jacket. and better yet - TWEEEEEEED!!! :)

12/16/2006 08:00:00 PM  
Blogger Wendi said...

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.

12/25/2006 12:18:00 AM  

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