Friday, July 5, 2013

Ivy League

Our house is covered with Boston Ivy (actually a relative of the grape). This is supposed to help the house stay cool in summer, besides making a very nice backdrop for some knitting photography.

As you can see, I played with different settings to see how best to show the stitch definition. It was a tradeoff: great colour contrast with vibrant greens, or less brilliance with lots of stitch clarity. I'm not an expert photographer, alas.


  1. Great pictures, and I love this design with all the angles! Would it be possible for an experienced knitter to make it a little longer? I'd love to wear it as you designed it, but my body-type requires just a little more length.
    Marcy in California

  2. Marcy,
    The jacket is meant to be hip length, but there are instructions for adding on to it. Because of the method of construction, the length grows in proportion to the width. If you need a larger bust size, then the the jacket will automatically be longer. The length for the size 48" is 23". Hope this helps.

    1. Thanks! Will probably work very well for me.

  3. Is the main stitch garter stitch? Or seed stitch? (Would have to 'gear up' mentally to tackle a seed stitch project.) Thanks!