tweedy alpaca jacket

tweedy alpaca jacket II

pattern: free pattern here on the drops website. they have a ton of free patterns including the original panta pattern. a gazillion versions of this sweater can be found on ravelry. i linked to just my friends so that it wouldn’t be too overwhelming.
yarn: Tahki Tweedy Alpaca inherited from flo – 55% alpaca/45% wool
needles: size 7 US (4.5 mm) takumi bamboo straights if you can believe it. they’re what i found first.
size: medium in the worsted weight version, it blocked out nicely to about 2 inches longer with lovely long arms.

tweedy alpaca jacket

what can i say? i knew i needed this sweater when i first saw it and it is perfect (except some of my shoddy seaming :). i more than love it. the drape is elegant, the color is gorgeous, and frankly, those buttons just make me smile. plus, the accent stitching might just be one of my all time favorite stitches whether you call it double moss stitch, double seed stitch, or some other name. sigh. now to find as many occasions to wear it to before it hits 80 and stays there (in the 50s today though, so that’s a bit of luck).

24 thoughts on “tweedy alpaca jacket

  1. I love that. It’s been in my queue forever, and now I’m really craving to start it up. It’s really flattering on you, and that color really is so lovely.

  2. So pretty! I love mine so much I want to knit it in all the colors. Yours looks great on you, and dude, is it ever cold here today! If I hadn’t run out of vinegar, I wouldn’t have left the house!

  3. Oh everytime I see one of those knit up it makes me want to start knitting mine. Yours looks great and I love the tweedy yarn too. It suits you!

  4. Love it! Love it! Love it! I’m heading out first thing to the lys! Thanks also for the heads up on drops! It’s fabulous!

  5. WOW!! Lovely as usual. Great color cosy. It’s nice to see some signs of spring behind you in your pic! Oh happy days…

  6. Woo-hoo Cosy!! It’s _beautiful_ and the fit is great. And those buttons… well, you know how I feel about those buttons! Bravo!!

  7. Lovely! It looks like it fits so well! I’m sure you’ll be able to wear this well into spring and on some summer nights, too. Congratulations – great job!

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