Before we get to the "oops" portion of this post, I will show you the completed Heroine Jacket.
Project finale notes:
12 skeins Cascade Heather
Size knit Medium
1 1/2 cycles through the wash to felt it
I bought some wild huge buttons (as the button holes turn out larger than predicted on the pattern)
If I were to make this again, I would have knit size small. I was right between the two sizes, and this one has ended up a tad bit big on me. Yes, I could felt it down further, yet the length of the body and arms is perfect right now; plus I don't want to fabric to be too stiff.
The collar is a bit different in the final result than what it appears in the photo on the pattern (which is fine) And at first I thought I had knit it incorrectly, but no. My LYS expert went through it with me, and agreed that I had read it right. And, as the modeled photos will show, it ends up as a multi-purpose collar, that can be worn tucked under (as it shows on the pattern) or draping like a shawl collar.
This is a fun fast knit. And overall I'm quite pleased.
I had knit about 5 inches (half of the ribbed section) when I looked a bit further along in the pattern........ sigh.... I had reversed the background color with the design color.
Blithely telling myself it couldn't matter all that much, it was, afterall, just a 3-3 rib..., I kept on knitting. (let's all shake our heads together now... what was I thinking?)
At this point, I was 3/4 done with the ribbing. And I wrote to a dear friend and asked her what she thought. (knitting the entire time I was chatting with her, of course)
dumb-dah-dumb dumb daaaaaaaahhhh....
(hear the fateful music here?)
Yes, it is true, that unless I wanted to have my deep red as the leaf pattern, I could not continue as I was.
Soooo much better.
And to me, it was interesting to see that the 3-3 rib could look so VERY different when I reversed the colors. wow.
One other side note is that indeed it is true that purls take more yarn than knits. It was very evident that I used less yarn in the background color (which is the knit section in this correct version) when I observed how much of the previously knit yarn was still wrapped around my ball of wool.
oh and yes.. future note to self... do NOT leave kauni wool sitting around for cats. It's a tasty treat. (ahem)