The Raccoon Jacket is finished.
Pam's Olympic medal project:
The Raccoon Jacket by Annie Modesitt.
Pattern from Spring 2003 Interweave Knits magazine, with alternate sleeves from the designer's web site.
I knit the 37 1/2" finished size, on size 8 needles. I needed 13 skeins (!) of Sandnesgarn Funny Lux, (pattern called for 9 skeins) and 5 skeins of Sandnesgarn Funny (pattern called for 4 skeins). My sweater did end up longer & a bit bigger than I expected. Still, I bought yarn 3 extra times!
I look more matronly in it than our "model", but I like it -- it's very cool and funky in a retro kind of way. Here's a back view. My husband thinks we need to go out someplace a bit fancy for dinner soon. Who needs a medal?