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!
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.
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.
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.