Phildar Swing Jacket Swatches
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:
Quietitude (50% Wool, 50% Acrylic)
13 balls @ about £2.40 = £31 + shipping @ about £4.40 = £35
RYC Cotton Jeans (100% Cotton)
17 balls @ £3.75 = £64
Stitches: 22, Rows: 32
Scottish Tweed DK (100% Wool)
12 balls £5.25 = £63
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
Sirdar Country Style (45% Acrylic, 40% Nylon, 15% Wool )
4 balls @ £3.75 = £15