It’s finished, and I wore it today! My Shannon jacket, which was exactly one month in the crocheting.
I crocheted this in size 42, which apparently equates to a 36 in a closely fitted garment but was the suggested size to allow for the ease and bulk of the thicker yarn needed for a warm outer layer. It took 14 balls of Cleckheaton Vintage Hues 100% wool, which is unfortunately now a discontinued yarn. Fortunately I still have 8 balls left! I used a 6mm Clover Soft touch hook.
I really like the way that the colours graduate across the ribbing of the collar and cuffs, and the way that they flow across the back. This yarn has long colour changing repeats, with two colours plied together and each of them altering along the length of the yarn. It gives some very interesting effects. I’m not as keen on the way that they have pooled across the fronts, but overall I’m rather thrilled with my jacket. And it is super warm! Ravelled here.