My first attempt on this jacket started back in December, after I finished swatching and finally received the pattern at the end of November. But I only got as far as the hem, which was too wide for some reasons. First of all, I couldn't get the suggested gauge (mine was 20 sts = 4"), so I had to re-calculate everything. And since I liked Clémence's suggestion for the hem, I used a smaller needle to knit the hem. Not sure if it is because the hem needs to be done in stockinette and my gauge swatch was done in half-woven stitches and different needles, it just seemed like it wasn't going to work. With the holidays approaching and other obligations, I put this jacket away.
這件外套從12月就開打了. 本來11月就興沖沖地申請參加這個群編, 連織片都織好了, pattern書卻11月底才寄到... 織完下襬後卻不得不停手, 因為實在是太大啦! 我試了很多次, 密度就是無法和書上一樣. 那只好自己算尺寸針數囉... 看到 Clémence 提出這個不須縫合的下襬織法, 決定來試試看. 自己也沒先想到下襬和其他部分針法和用針尺寸都不同, 密度也會不一樣, 沒再重新算過就開打的結果就是, 拆!
I finally restarted this jacket last week. I took gauge from the to-be-ripped hem and the gauge from my November swatches, made adjustments, re-calculated, and cast on again. This time it looked promising until I went almost half way through the back, and again realizing that it may be too small! I think it may be okay for a fitted sweater, but it is definitely too small for a flare jacket.
上禮拜終於又重新開打. 這次重新算過啦, 還自做聰明的把整個外套尺寸稍微縮小(覺得34-36有點大哩...) 織啊織滴, 後背快織過半了才驚覺, 好像會太小哦... 如果是織合身的毛衣, 這個大小就還可以. 外套就太小啦! 尤其這件的特色就在下襬要寬寬的斜出去才好看.
One thing that surprised me was, my gauge now is 21 sts = 4"! Go figure! Could the way I knit change during these months? Somehow I am pulling the yarn tighter now... Anyway. I decided to restart, yet again. But before I rip this out, just want to save some photos for reference...
還有一點沒想到的是, 我現在織的密度和三個月前織的不一樣! 這三個月會變這麼多嗎? 我現在好像越織線拉越緊... 唉... 又要再重新開始... 決定先留幾張照片作參考...
The right (public) side:
The wrong side:
The "no-sew" hem on the inside:
2 weeks ago