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Crochet Along Moderne Jacket
Created By: R Rhonda
Pattern Source: other:

Well, here it is. All in all, I am reasonably pleased with it. The gauge was spot on and I did not add or omit rows to the pattern. I used Heather's suggestions for keeping the stitch pattern lined up, which I would definitely do again. I made the collar a tad shorter than the recommended 4.5 inches. My personal preference would have been for smaller buttons, however, I found smaller buttons to look out of place compared to the collar. I wish there was more shaping to the back to make it more flattering when viewed from the side. I would also make the sleeves slimmer. I did use washable/dryable yarn, and the 2 strands of worsted weight did soften and help the drape of the jacket and sleeves. I also cheated and made this a "mock" jacket in that I permanently fixed the buttons through both layers since it fits over my head. This way I avoided fighting with the button holes.

I have attempted many sweaters and had great success with ponchos and afghans. This is the first sweater that the gauge worked and the final product had a hope of fitting.

I am considering remaking this with some modifications and lighter weight yarn if I would be lucky enough to get the gauge to work again.

Thanks to everyone who left comments and suggestions. I checked them several times a day looking for words of wisdom.

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