Thursday, December 06, 2007

A new Bog Jacket

I had some Debbie Bliss Aran Tweed in my stash and it needed a destination. My big daughter wanted a jacket, so a bog jacket it was going to be.

It became a full version: long arms, shoulder shapings, I-cord finishing and once it was finished a very clear case for afterthought pockets. It was pretty scary to cut in the middle of the fabric (this was my first time I made this kind of pocket) but once there was no return I actually thought that this is THE way to make pockets. Happy to have learnt that.

This is halfway in, as so often with EZ, a strangely shaped object and one has to simply belief that it will be all right in the end:-). The red lines is were the waste piece is that is removed when the jacket is grafted together. The grafting was a bit wobbly but not too bad luckily. The shoulder shaping makes that it has a nice fit around the shoulders even though it is a kind of kimono.

This was also a first for complete dark-blue I-cord finishing which I think really lifts it up.

Just a final photo of it being worn...

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  • I'm so happy to see a bog jacket just now - I have started an adult size but not from the bottom. I'm a little worried that I won't have quite enough yarn to I am knitting it backwards/top down, that is, at the bottom of the sleeves (knitting across one side, then will cast-on for the other side, merge after the neck shaping). Having done one according to the directions, how do you think this will turn out? I think I need to read up on the shoulder shaping.

    By Blogger diane h, at 8:06 AM  

  • Thanks for posting this. It looks like a wonderful project, and I appreciate your telling about the various things you did.

    By Blogger ejmh, at 8:27 AM  

  • To Diane

    I actually think that should work out just as well. The shoulder shaping i really easy: increases on the back side and decreases on the front but it really makes that the garment fits a lot better. I guess you would need to switch those too (increases on the front, decreases on the back) but that should not be a problem.

    Good luck and I hope you will not run out of yarn!

    By Blogger marjolein.thunnissen, at 9:53 AM  

  • Are you telling me that the thing in the middle photograph turns out to be the cool finished garmet in the outer two photographs??? Wow!

    By Blogger Tamara, at 10:24 AM  

  • Nice job. Hope my bog jacket turns out half as well. Really well done.

    By Blogger Mary, at 10:42 AM  

  • Beautiful bog jacket. I now own the Knitting Around DVD and on it EZ and Meg do the bog jacket. I have some thrifted yarn to start one and that is next on the needles!!
    Thanks for sharing and I love the model and the jacket!

    By Blogger Peg-woolinmysoup, at 11:36 AM  

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