My psychedelic circle jacket

I finished my circle jacket today.

At the web page where the pattern can be found someone notes, ” A truly unique and special jacket. Not a jacket for everyone, but absolutely necessary for some others…”

I am one of those people who, upon seeing it, found it to be absolutely necessary, and it is was my overwhelming desire to own this jacket that, no doubt, propelled me to complete the project in such a short (for me anyway) span of time.

I began the circle jacket on July 26, and by early afternoon today, it was done. Ends woven in, buttons made and attached, and the entire project blocked and ready to wear. While the ease and speed with which I finished the project is, in part, attributable to my desire to have this jacket, it is also a testament to the clarity of the directions.

While I did experience one snafu as a result of not carefully reading the particulars of the sequence of stitches for round 14, it was clearly a problem with the user (me) and not the pattern.

Here are several views of the finished project:

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One view of my psychedelic crochet circle jacket

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Another view of my psychedelic crochet circle jacket

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I unsuccessfully attempt a grumpy pose while wearing the magical crochet circle jacket

The pattern is very adaptable. I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn, and I did not work the project in one color. I didn’t know how that would work out, but I am delighted at the effect I was able to achieve with the color changes I made.

Lastly, the directions call for you to “…place the buttons in the waist on the left side of the jacket in the penultimate round.” While I love the word penultimate and use it whenever I can, it turned out that for me, placing both buttons on that round made the jacket a bit too slouchy to stay on comfortably, so I had to move the buttons in two rows further.

Other than that one small item, it was, for me, the perfect pattern.