Vancouver has mild winters but apparently, due to La Nina and global warming, we are due to have the coldest winter... ever! Yay!! I love snow and I love wearing chunky sweaters.
Excited about the weather predictions, and armed with 10 skeins of Jaeger Natural Fleece, I finished these!
First, the Drops Jacket with A-Shape, which only took 8 skeins but over 2 years to finish! It got a bit boring and I just tossed it aside. Predictions of snow quickly motivated me to finish.
It was the first time I used a DROPs pattern and I really liked the pattern because it already included 2 sets of numbers for 2 very different gauged yarns. I didn't need do any math or make any adjustments. The pattern itself jams a lot of information together and I found it helpful to highlight my size.
The buttons are recycled from an old cardigan.
With 2 left over skeins, I made a hat and a cowl. I considered dying them so they did NOT match the jacket, but I am too lazy.
The hat is a from a pattern and I made up the cowl. You can find the patterns on Ravelry. The hat is a little too small for me (I like slouchy hats) so it will go to my sister. I intended to give her the cowl too but it was soooooo cozy when I tried it on, I might keep it for myself. :)