FO: Jacket with flounce borders

AKA: “Flouncy”

Drops sweater

Yes, it’s been done for nearly a month, and I’ve worn it a few times… but I just didn’t the a chance to get a photo. At least I’m getting it done before the end of the year (barely).

Pattern: DROPS 111-33 – jacket in stockinette st with flounce borders in ”Alpaca”
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, color 55, 7 skeins
Needles: US 4/3.5mm and US 2/2.75mm
Ravelry: Project page, pattern page

Modifications: After knitting the entire body and setting in the sleeves, I decided the fit and shaping just weren’t right – so I completely ripped it out (except for the sleeves) and started over, using my Basic Black cardigan as a template. The neck shaping, ruffle, and sleeves were all knit as per the pattern. Put buttons all the way down instead of just three at the top.

I’m really happy with how it finally turned out. The yarn was a good choice for the pattern. The ruffle was fun to knit, but it was A LOT of stitches.

You’re probably getting tired of all of these orange projects, but at least I’ll be starting out the new year with something different.

Happy New Year, y’all!

Be safe!




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6 Responses to FO: Jacket with flounce borders

  1. Kitten says:

    Yippee! So pretty. (I like it much better than their product page, too.)

  2. Cookie says:

    Woo Hoo!

    It’s another winner! Well done!

  3. margene says:

    This is an awesome sweater and it looks marvelous on you!

  4. jill says:

    What a wonderful ruffle! You look smashing in this smashing color!

  5. Chris says:

    LOL, I was thinking this looked really familiar, but then I realized it was just because of the color.

  6. Carrie#K says:

    Who could get tired of orange projects? Pretty!

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