Wednesday, 29 February 2012

heroine chic

I have started a board over at Pinterest of different yarn and colour options for knitting the Heroine jacket (at right, photo from Twist Collective site) by Jennifer Lippman-Bruno. I love Cirilia Rose's version in a steel blue that is no longer available so have been contemplating celadon and sea foam, tranquil lagoon and light aqua, lake heather and southern breeze. With some great silver buttons.

If you have any opinions about one colour or one yarn or the other, please do let me know. This jacket takes a lot of yardage and will thus be quite expensive, so I do want to get it right. Also a bit scary to be knitting something up and then taking the irreversible leap to felt it. I wonder if indeed using two strands of a plied yarn (as the pattern calls for, Cascade 220 Wool to be precise) or using a single strand of unplied bulky would make a huge difference to the finished product.

This is definitely a project where swatching will be required. Speaking of which, this video is funny.

1 comment:

Ann said...

Creative Focus Bulky, on sale at Little Knits? There's a gorgeous dark red and a medium blue ("Delft").