Finished! Katwise Sweater Coat for Lizzie13:49
This sweater coat has been hanging over my head now for two years. It's taken me that long to find enough jumpers with at least a bit of wool in them for felting! Our local charity shops seem to be of the mindset that if there's wool on the label it should be marked at £5+, regardless of whether it's already preshrunk (usually is!) or not.
In the end, my local Barnados donation centre (all clothing 99p) came up trumps in the men's knitwear department!
My sister Lizzie (aka the Patterns to Print Minion) was desperate for a Katwise sweater coat, so we did a skill swap. I made her this coat and she is making us a crochet blanket for our bed. Although by my calculations I still owe her around £400 of skills. I think she'll be having sewing lessons...hurrah!
I lost count of how many spools of thread I used, I should have bought cones.... It's fine using spools if you have a large quantity, but I had to re-thread my machine countless times!
The coat is perfect for swirling and twirling
She's also managed to turn it into a cowl too, but I haven't got a great pic of that.
Apparently Lizzie had great fun twirling for these photos, this is my favourite photo of her in the coat!
This coat was one of my Q1 Finish Along goals and started out as this pile of shrunken wool jumpers!
I've still got a rather large to-do list, so I suspect my Q2 FAL list will be fairly chunky!
I wonder what everyone else will make in Q2!