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Unraveling the Strange Jacket


On a lighter note... I mentioned my little boy in yesterday's post. Tobin adores being fabulous, and also loves the color orange, so my most recent design was a Dr Strange inspired jacket for him. He chose the yarn - repeatedly, on multiple trips to knit shop, always the same one and the same question, "Mommy, will you knit me a sweater with this?" He was delighted when I finally developed a plan and agreed.

I wanted to make him something that he could actually use (he's a warm little beast and will overheat with too many layers on his core), and wanted to draw as much as I could from the Cloak of Levitation without actually just making a cape - I came up with a fairly unique construction that suited my purpose well.

This is what I ended up with, and after a brief struggle over how to explain what I had done, we're both well pleased with it. He especially likes the sleeves, and of course the color. I'm tempted to make an adult version for myself... In the mean time, if you have someone in your life who also needs a Strange Jacket, find it here on Ravelry, and use code write31days to get it for free through the end of the month! Check back tomorrow for the story behind Eft.


This is day ten of my series 31 Days of Unraveling Designs - check here for intro and post list!

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