Finally got around to taking pictures!
This is the Equestrian Blazer by Kate Gilbert. I used Naturally Naturelle 10 ply yarn (yes, I do think the name is a little ridiculous) in grey. It’s 100% wool and it’s seriously on the itchy side. I could actually feel the itch right through my blouse! Not enough to bother me but well, you’ve been warned. Other than that, it’s actually a decent wool for outerwear. It’s everything wool is supposed to be: springy, good stitch definition…
Despite the itchiness, I like wearing this blazer. It’s warm and fits well. Though if you look at the pattern picture, it looks like that curves up a little more in front. The only negative is that I find the V too deep. I keep wanting to pull it closed a little higher. I was actually afraid of that when I saw the pattern but I couldn’t resist. Mr. Mouse suggests I just add buttons to close the blazer higher. It isn’t meant for that but since the handknit fabric is so stretchy, it could work.
I knit the pattern as is except I skipped the buttonhole and used snaps instead. Oh! That may be why it doesn’t curve as much as the pattern picture! I actually used two snaps so that there would be less pulling (though you can see it still pulls on the snaps in that top picture). I need to think about some more but one thing I might do is remove the snaps and make buttonholes on the sewing machine. I would stabilize the area with grosgrain ribbon beforehand. Some experimenting is in order… Fun!