Saturday, June 10, 2006

Lana Grossa Jacket

Hello my blog pals! How's everybody doing? Wow. It didn't hit me until I logged on that I haven't updated my blog since Jan. Bleeah. Well, I have been pretty much busy with work ever since I joined my new company in Feb. Nothing much happened in craft town until recently. Finally finished something worth blogging about 2 weeks ago but haven't had time to take photos and share. So here goes :


This was the Lana Grossa pattern I took on. It was actually a very fast knit that took me ages to finish.


LOL This is my version of it. The yarn I used was Phildar Flirt. Sort of a thick skin slubby yarn. The frills on the collar didn't seat well. Too over done with the yarn being thick as well. So I tried to make it more versatile. The jacket lapels have been modified into ribbings, which is more to my taste. I can wear it with the lapel folded down the way shown in the picture as well as unfolded.



The other thing I did was to replot the sleeves and changed the sleeves cuff. I ribbed it as well and elongated it and added a slight flare to it. The finishing touch was 2 mini buttons and a crocheted button loop. And Voila! Zee jacket is done. Overall, apart from the fact that my mom has snagged it, I'm pretty happy with it.
:)

11 comments:

Ruth said...

wow, you actually posted something!! welcome back!! =D
and your jacket looks really good on you!

Doreen said...

Ooh you are back. Miss you so much. Great to hear you have at last something to show. Your Lana Grossa jacket looks really wonderful. Congratulations.

Agnes said...

Aaarrrh! Welcome back, Laura! Your jacket feels like your original pattern ... great job! Looks great on you. :)

Vanessa said...

Welcome back girl. We really miss reading your post. Goodluck on the new job and the jacket turned out great.

Mimi said...

Oh,nice to see you posting again! Lovely jacket and I like the modified sleeves cuff. ;)

Siow Chin said...

Welcome back and thanks for inspiring us with your very stylish knit! I've got to hunt down that pattern now....

opportunityknits said...

I have been eyeing this cardi, but I was not sure about the frill too, so your modifications are a good idea, especially the flared sleeves. Really pretty!

Peggy said...

I like your customization to the cuff. It looks very cute!

Kitty Kitty said...

Welcome back! I really like the changes that you made to the pattern. It looks great.

Cara said...

It looks great and i like the color too. :-)

happyspider said...

welocme back! jacket looks lovely, love the mods. sometimes you just have to ignore the designers personal creative vision and get practical :)