Phildar Swing Jacket Swatches

photo from flickr

After some humming and haawing I’ve picked a yarn! I’m going with the YT Aran (in Maze) as I think it will do justice to the structured pattern of the Swing Jacket. It was also made affordable thanks to ebay, or it would be a seriously pricey garment!

The runner up was (and I surprised myself, normally not a fan of man-made yarns) the Sirdar Country Style. It’s very soft, showed up the pattern the most clearly, didn’t feel at all acrylicky and boy – so cheap!! I just think it would knit up too floppy for this project which is a shame.

Anyhow, going clockwise from the top is:
(green) RYC Cotton Jeans, (turquoise) Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Aran, (dark grey) Cygnet Wool Rich Aran, (turquoise) Sirdar Country Style, (pink) Rowan Scottish Tweed DK.

Yarny stats as follows:

Suggested yarn:
Quietitude
(50% Wool, 50% Acrylic)
13 balls @ about £2.40 = £31 + shipping @ about £4.40 = £35

Needles: 4mm,
Stitches: 22,
Rows 34

Substitutes:
RYC Cotton Jeans (100% Cotton)

17 balls @ £3.75 = £64
Needles: 3.5mm,
Stitches: 22, Rows: 32

Scottish Tweed DK (100% Wool)

12 balls £5.25 = £63

Needles: 3.5mm
Stitches: 22
Rows: 36

Cygnet Wool Rich Aran (75% Wool, 25% Polamide)
9 balls @ £3.20 = £29

Needles: 3.5mm, Stitches: 22, Rows: 36

Yorkshire Tweed Aran (100% Wool)
8 balls @ £3.60 = £29

Needles: 3.5mm,
Stitches: 22,
Rows: 32

Sirdar Country Style (45% Acrylic, 40% Nylon, 15% Wool )

4 balls @ £3.75 = £15

Needles: 2.75mm
Stitches: 22
Rows: 36

2 Responses

  1. purlpower says:

    I think you’ve made a great choice although all the swatches look good. Country style is surprising isn’t it? I’ve been impressed with how natural it feels in the past too. I went with ordering the Quietude and am starting to regret it as it feels SO acryllicy! I really should have known that from the fibre content but I was hopeful that it might be another surprising yarn. The YT will be so much nicer and great that you got it so cheap as well.

  2. Juls says:

    thanks for posting these, it’s super helpful. I have the pattern now but have been very confused on what yarn to do it in!

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