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Storm Waterfall

Only I could knit a super chunky jacket during a heatwave but now that the weather is super chilly, I’m having the last laugh!

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The Waterfall Jacket by Debbie Bliss is knit in 5 separate pieces then seamed together. Dropped shoulders mean that the sleeves are straight, no faffing with decreases. The stitch pattern oozes texture and makes for a thick bouncy fabric.

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The pattern is designed to be knit with Debbie Bliss’ Roma but I’ve been exploring British yarns this year so I took some time exploring other super chunky wools. There aren’t many British wool yarns in super chunky weight. I made a little planning table to help me pick.

Name Stitch Gauge Ball Length (m) No. Required Cost per ball Total cost Colourways
Roma 9 and 10 80 10 6.74 67.4
Laxtons Super Chunky BFL unknown unknown 100g 2×5 £32.90 for 5 65.8 Undyed
Big Brit 9 and 12 67 12 5.95 71.4 Natural Grey
Erica Knight Maxi Wool 8 and 12 80 10 6.71 67.1 Storm or milk chocolate

I opted for Maxi Wool but would happily knit with the others for future projects.

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The end result is extremely warm, cosy and goes with everything. It’s a great alternative to a coat on dry but freezing cold days. I’m pleased with how it turned out.

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