October 16, 2023

Ella's Girlie Jacket

In 2014, I made a little jacket for Ella, a friend's daughter. The shell of the jacket is made of yarn that consists of 70% merino wool and 30% silk sourced from Ella Rae. 

Although the fiber is a bit slippery, it knits up nicely. I used six 50-gram hanks to complete the jacket, each measuring 90 meters, using size 6 needles with a tension gauge of 20 stitches and 24 rows per 10 cm (4 inches). The pattern turned out lovely, but I sometimes had to knit backward to rectify issues. After I finished the jacket, I left it on the sofa. Unfortunately, my cat took the yarn ball and played with it all night. In the process, she created a hole in the center of the shell. This was the first time I found myself in such a predicament, but I was able to resolve the problem and add some detail. The jacket looks even better than the original featured in the magazine. The daisy buttons give the jacket a unique look.

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