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FO: Bedjacket

Pattern: Bedjacket from “Knitting Lingerie Style”

Yarn: Brown Sheep cotton fleece in Peridot, 4.5 skeins

Needles: US 6 for the body, Size F Crochet hook for the edging.

Notes: After many tears, I’ve finally finished the bedjacket to my satisfaction. I chose to knit the 2nd size on smaller needles, because I wanted a size in between the two smallest, and also because I prefer cotton fleece knitted to 5 st/in. I left out the chain stitch called for in the finishing, because I could see that it would be tedious and I didn’t see that much of a difference. I love the picot edging, which made such a difference in the finished look of the jacket. Seaming this baby was a nightmare. It was knit in 9 separate pieces. I am very proud of my seaming here, especially on the armholes. Finally – non bumpy armholes! I am using a shawl pin as a closure, because I do not like it fastened on the side. The collar design, which uses short rows for shaping, is just beautiful. I really think this jacket would be flattering to all different body types. The pattern was (as far as I could tell) error free. Thanks to all who helped me with my mid-project doubts – it’s turned out really well, thanks in part to all your suggestions! There’s not much else to say, just more pictures!