Designed by me
Yarn: Garnstudio Drops Cotton Merino,
shade #08 Navy
Needles: 3.0 mm and 4.0 mm
I really love this yarn. I have previously only used it once, for the Honey cap, but after this project it has become a new favourite (or one of them). It looks like cotton, but has the stretchiness and softness of merino wool. The stitch definition is really good. This is a yarn I will most definitely use again, because the knitted fabric is very wearable and looks expensive.
The Peacoat sweater started with my desire to have a navy-blue sweater and to knit cables. The sweater I had imagined I would knit in the beginning was something else that you now see in these photos. After a while I started to get different kind of ideas, and as I knitted on the ideas evolved to this sweater. I'm really happy about the result, even though I have always hated navy-themed clothing, especially buttons with anchors on them. Somehow they look good with this sweater, as do the epaulettes: another thing I never thought I would wear. Let alone design and knit them myself...
I didn't want to call the sweater anything reminding of navy or marine, that would have been a bit too much for me: wearing a navy sweater is one thing but calling it Navy sweater is another. So I settled on the name Peacoat. It's more about the colour of the fabric than the shape of the garment, even though the epaulettes are a small nod to the direction of those old navy uniforms.