FO Friday: Mum’s Bedjacket
Yarn: Rowan Pure Silk DK 50g x 5
Pattern Notes: This was my first time trying out a Doris Chan pattern and let me tell you, I’m seriously impressed. I love how the jacket is all worked in one piece, with increases shaping the shoulders and arms, so that no seaming is required – a big plus for me as my sewing skills leave a lot to be desired! I’ll definitely be trying out some more of Doris Chan’s patterns – they seem to me to be technically very clever but also produce really lovely results.
Yarn Notes: I made this as a gift for my Mum. As it was a special birthday, I wanted to use special yarn so went for the pure silk. I was a bit worried about getting gauge with DK as the pattern calls for heavier weight yarn but it turned out not to be a problem. I’ve since seen some lovely examples on ravelry of people using 4ply too – so the pattern seems to work well with a range of yarn weights.