Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Pearl Buck Swing Jacket

I've been dreaming about making this Jacket for quite some time now - ever since I saw it on A Bluestocking Knits. After posting a picture of it last week, I've managed to convince (it was pretty easy really) BrownPants and Bells to join me in knitting it. We've all even got stash yarn to do it with (we rock!).Is anyone else going to join us? The pattern is from IK Winter 2005 or the Best of Interweave Knits book. Go on, you know you want to...we can have a Buck-along. Or a Pearl KAL. Or a Swing Thing. Or a...dare I say it, a Jacket Racket. Ok, ok, I'll stop now.

14 comments:

Bells said...

Im temted to go with Jacket Racket but the word jacket has been bandied around my house for far too long. I'd like to suggest a Swing Fling!

Michelle said...

Yay for dedicated stash! You do indeed Rock!

kim said...

Oh, I do want to, but I didn't fare too well with the last KAL I joined. It's still languishing in a bin... Can't wait to see all of yours though...

Donni said...

You might want to check out The Rainey Sisters idea - they are inverting the pleat at the back to make it a little more flattering - it looks great.

http://theraineysisters.com/?p=632

MadMad said...

You crack me up! Can't wait to see the finished works! I won't join you, but it's not based on your project choice, or the friends. It's more my inability to get along with Aunt Gauge. I'm sure you guys will do just fine. And I am so proud of you, using stash yarn! Good girls!

kms said...

hmm i am very tempted as i do like this 'jacket' but i have neither the pattern nor the stash and i would have to deal with 'aunt gauge' as well for the resizing and that involves numbers and oh, its all too hard at the moment. maybe in a week or so when i can manage more than mindless stocking stitch!

TinkingBell said...

I'd love to - but I don't have the pattern andam unlikely to get the Best of interweave until my CC recovers it's health - April or May (providinig it doesn't get sick again - heh heh) - and would it be a String of Pearls (especially if you're alll doing it?)

Alwen said...

Can I join your cheering section?

I think this is going to be a year of finishing things. I'm at either five or three, depending on whether you count a pair of socks as one FO or two. :D

Meg said...

I have always admired that pattern. The time's not really right for me to dive into that project but I shall be watching your group's progress with great interest!

Jejune said...

I've always loved that pattern... oooh, tempting. I *don't* have enough yarn in stash, though (my stash is mostly a few balls of this and that, no decent quantities of one thing). I can't really afford new yarn ATM. And I really should finish Mariah first! But maybe, maybe.... :)

Sarah said...

Looking forward to seeing that you all swing your things :o)

knitnthings said...

Jacket racket hahaha love that name. Have fun - can't wait to see yours.

Snoozen said...

Sounds like a fun idea. Maybe you can have a swing party at the end.

Ann said...

The jacket sure look nice & your yarn choice is good too. But I am off sweater knitting as it gets too tedious especially knitting sleeves.