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January 23, 2007

Mermaid Jacket

My LYS is hosting a monthly Hanne Falkenberg support group.  They call it a support group, I call it a knit along -- either way it's loads of fun.  Six of us attended the first meeting -- 2 Mermaid Jackets, a Promanade Shawl, a Dacapo, a Lastrada, and a Babette.  Hanne's designs offer lots and lots of garter stitch mixed with ingenious construction and shaping.  Last year I finished a Promanade Shawl and this time around I'm tackling a Mermaid Jacket.

The Mermaid Jacket is knit from side to side and features short rowed gussets, which cause the hem of the jacket to flare out.

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Oh how I love that jacket! Can't wait to see how yours turns out.

Posted by: Melinda | Jan 23, 2007 11:35:08 AM

I need that "support group"! I have the mermaid kit but found it a bit intimidating. I'll watch your progress for hints! love the colors!

Posted by: hPNY Knits | Jan 23, 2007 11:56:26 AM

I love that jacket! it's on my wish list once I clear out some of this stash. :) Love how it is turning out! are you going insane from all the garter, or does the shaping keep your interest? :)

Posted by: jess | Jan 23, 2007 11:58:18 AM

I love your Mermaid colours!! But when I went on Hanne's site, I couldn't find the exact same choice. It looks almost like #2.
Were you able to put together your colours? If so, which ones are they?
Beautiful choice.

Posted by: Esther | Jan 23, 2007 1:26:59 PM

What beautiful colours! Did you get the pattern with a kit, or did you purchase it separately?

Posted by: Natalie | Jan 23, 2007 1:28:33 PM

Love the little flair at the bottom of the mermaid jacket. Your colors are scrumptious.

Posted by: anna | Jan 23, 2007 1:52:58 PM

Oh yeah, Mermaid. It's a fun knit. I started it a year ago...

Posted by: Ava | Jan 23, 2007 2:46:27 PM

Aaaaah Hanne! There is a Diva kit somewhere with my name on it if I stay on the stash wagon. I will just have to knit vicariously through you in the meantime.

Posted by: Sonya | Jan 23, 2007 3:16:01 PM

It's looking great so far -- I love the colors you chose!

Posted by: Sarah | Jan 23, 2007 7:24:49 PM

That's going to be sooooooo pretty!

Posted by: Elli | Jan 24, 2007 6:47:33 AM

Looking good Nona! I myself bought Diva 7 awhile back but have yet to start it. I just don't have it in me to swatch for it yet. I'm still in sockland.

Have you seen the Hanne knit along site? I stop there and drool every now and again.

Posted by: The Queen of the Snow Cows | Jan 24, 2007 1:13:49 PM

She designs some stunning garments - the Mermaid jacket is my absolute favorite, though. I love the way the colours highlight the shaping.

Posted by: Ruth | Jan 25, 2007 6:59:57 AM

I have always admired the Mermaid jacket. When I grow up as a knitter, I want to tackle one. Hmmm....I wonder who "unvented" the Lastrada design, Hanne or EZ? Sure looks like the BSJ/ASJ with a nicely finished neckline.

Posted by: Cathi Myers | Jan 25, 2007 12:41:24 PM

Absolutely love the colors you're using here!

Posted by: brooke | Jan 26, 2007 11:34:50 AM

I'd only been vaguely aware of Hanne Falkenburg before - thanks for bringing her to my attention. She designs some amazing things!

Posted by: Katie | Jan 27, 2007 6:00:38 AM

Where can I find the pattern for the Mermaid Jacket? I am willing to buy it and paid all postage. PLEASE LET ME KNOW!! I absolutely must knit this.
I am from South Africa, Pretoria.
Thank you
Marita Steyn

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