Pattern: Jacket in Alpaca
Source: Drops Design
Size: second (6-9 months)
Needles: 3mm bamboo circulars
- Novita Nalle
- 75% wool, 25% polyamide
- 150 grams = 390 metres
- colours #43 (grey) and #574 (red)
- about 200 grams used
I've made this jacket before. Last time I suspected that the recipient wasn't too thrilled with it, probably because the colours were dark green and gold, and all of the other clothes she had bought for her little girl were pink and white. Woops.
This time around I mailed a picture of the finished product to a friend of mine whose wife just had a baby a few weeks ago, and asked him if he liked it and if he would like to have it. He knew the whole story of the previous incarnation and understood why I was asking him!
He was very happy to receive it, which makes me all the happier for having given it to him.
The buttons were a gift that came from Vienna and have been waiting for a good project to attach themselves to. I like how they're a bit radioactive-like in the way they 'glow'.