After much deliberation on my yarn fiasco I have decided to use it to make a felted jacket. Its not the project I wanted but I have the perfect yarn for it. (see my thread on how not to buy yarn in general knitting)
Can any one suggest a felted jacket pattern? I really like free patterns (Im still wanting to save for a spinning wheel)
I am even willing to wing it without a pattern if someone can give me a rough idea of what to shoot for. How big does a pre-felted jacket have to be? Is it best to knit large and loose with big needles. or is it better to stick close to the right guage for the yarn and just knit big?
I am suggesting a boxy jacket - roughly hip length. I can shape the arm holes but Im a bit fuzzy on how to shape the top of the sleeve.
I am about a 36 in the bust - wider in the hip (40 yikes! - but I wear it well) v- neck, round neck - it makes no difference.
I think I could actually get excited about doing this. Pretty colored wool - pewter buttons. Maybe even a bit of contrasting embroidery around the button placket and neck line eh?
Go ahead - post your ideas on how to do this jacket without a pattern.
Ill make it an experiment!