Willow jacket – All Buttoned Up

As promised, a piccie of the finished, button clad Willow…

I wish I’d made a size larger – it’s OK but a little snug – I imagined it being huge and snuggley and loose.

Here’s the buttons….


It was amazingly hard to find a button that matched. I went to John Lewis (where it was desserted because of the snow) and tried just about every button against willow – Metal was too bright or faded in too much, white was too stark, cream buttons were all too small….You get my drift? It boiled down to these or wooden duffel coat buttons…

And here’s something I haven’t shown you before – one of my little labels I’ve started putting in my creations!


Completed Knit Report  
Name: Willow
Pattern: Rowan Ribbon Twist Collection
Yarn: Rowan Ribbon Twist (Rocky) and Rowan Big Wool Tuft (frosty)
Pattern Problems: None – but don’t cast off the collar too tight!
Pattern Modifications: None
Washing and Wearing: Come up a little small – should have done a bigger size. still wearable though. Very warm!
Knit It Again???: No. Not for me anyway – too distinctive to own two!
Difficulty: Easy
Rating: 3/5

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  1. Rachel
    Rachel March 2, 2007 at 4:41 pm |

    Hi Susan

    I’m a new reader and I wanted to compliment you on your Willow jacket. It looks lovely.

    I made one too, in green. Pic & story here: http://beelzebubknits.blogspot.com/2006/11/willow-jacket.html

    I totally agree with you about not casting the collar off too tight! I thought I was doing mine too loosely but it is a wee bit too tight after all, so the collar has a slight tendency to roll up.

    I love Ribbon Twist and Willow was such fun to make, I’m seriously contemplating making another, in burgundy this time.

    Anyway, nice blog! I’ll tune in regularly now I know where you are.

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