Thursday, October 27, 2016

Your thoughts.....?

Sally Melville just released this intriguing garment a few days ago.

The Easy Wrap Jacket
It's hitting all my buttons right now:
Quick knit (aran weight)
Look great in hand-dyed yarn
Super cozy! (It's gotten darn chilly out!)
Something you can just throw on over ANYTHING.

And while I shouldn't be casting on something new, I'm seriously thinking about it.... except for one thing...
I'm not entirely sure I like how it looks from the back....

What are your thoughts?

9 comments:

Rachelle said...

It looks ok from the front, the back looks like a badly draped blanket though.

Araignee said...

Hmmmm.....in terms of function it's a winner but as for fashion, it's just for crawling up on the couch for a nap imho.

Bridget said...

Not a fan of the back, either. But it does look cozy.

I'm pretty sure I wouldn't knit it for myself, because of the back. But I'm also really picky about things that are voluminous ...

Dee said...

It doesn't look very flattering. I'm not a fan.

kathy b said...

I LOVE THE COLOR. L i thinkyou'd look amazing in that color. You are so good at negative ease, I think the back is not your usual thats all. It may be nice to have for crisp cold days...? Why not go for it?

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Hmmmm......I like it! Front, back, sleeves....it's neat looking! Go for it. I think I will too....soon as I finish my cardi.

Vera said...

Hmmm, I don't like the back either. I wonder if that could be altered in any way (I am not an experienced knitter by any stretch of the imagination, so I have no clue whether this would be possible or not). The front and sides look great.

Delighted Hands said...

I would love to wear it but wouldn't enjoy it know the back looked like that. Either us an additional band in the back or incorporate short rows to make it hit the rump at least.
We will look forward to seeing how you work this out!

RobinH said...

I'm with the majority- but then I don't especially like sweaters that don't cover the hips. And how can it be cozy if your butt is freezing?