Equestrian Blazer

Finally got around to taking pictures!

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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…

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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.

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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!

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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One comment on “Equestrian Blazer
  1. Charity says:

    That turned out really nice! It looks like a great fit. I’d probably want to raise the neckline a bit too, but I wouldn’t have noticed it if you hadn’t mentioned it.

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