Finished jacket from hell

KnitteryNinja's picture

I finally finished a jacket that I've been working on for three years. I don't like stranded knitting--I'm slow, dropping the yarn and picking up the other one rather than two handed. Anyway, I kept putting this project down but decided I had to finish it this winter. So over a five day vacation from work in January, I finished it.

I also had avoided finishing it because it had button band, button holes and buttons, which I had not done.
So simple once I just did it. Ha! Now I want to try a zipper.

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That's

That's beautiful!

Peace,
Aaron

grandcarriage's picture

That's kind of REALLY cool.

That's kind of REALLY cool. It reminds me of the knit jackets in my 1960's McCall's knit magazine collection. Is it a vintage pattern?

KnitteryNinja's picture

The pattern for the jacket

The pattern for the jacket came from the book *Nancy Vale's Knitwear*.
Published in 1983 by Ballantine Books. It has some interesting patterns with textured knitting that would still be stylish for today, but a lot of "picture" color knitting in one section that definitely was an '80s thing.

DeceptiveCookie's picture

A work of art 3 years in the

A work of art 3 years in the making... I love the graphics on it... great work!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

A most lovely jacket. You

A most lovely jacket. You did a great job, especially since it was one of those "on and off" projects. Brave you, for considering a zipper. I get a headache just thinking about it. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Well done. That's a really

Well done. That's a really striking jacket.

ronhuber's picture

Well done. It is a lovely

Well done. It is a lovely jacket.

bobshome's picture

Nice bold, big graphics -

Nice bold, big graphics - which we don't often see in knitting projects. Looks wonderful. Congratulations on a great job done.

Tom Hart's picture

Man, that is one bodacious

Man, that is one bodacious project! Beautiful job. It's especially impressive given the knitting method you use. It really came out great.

albert's picture

Very striking design, well

Very striking design, well worth the effort and pain!