Saturday, 21 February 2015

Lace Panel Knitted Jacket

It's done!  I've been wearing it!  All that "knit one purl one"… I thought perhaps I was mad to want to knit a whole garment in K1P1… but it does make for a lovely knitted fabric.  When I started I was thinking of this as more of a "cardigan" but it's quite substantial and definitely more of a jacket.

What I fell in love with and what made me want to knit this jacket… was the beautiful lace panel at the back.  It's funny though because now, as I wear it, I realise the part I liked the best… is the part I can't see!!












Best wishes,
Frivole

21 comments:

  1. That's a gorgeous jacket! I also love the lace panel. I think I'd be on the lookout for three-panel mirrors just so I could see the back!

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  2. An extraordinary garment!!! It would be fun to see you wear it.
    Katie V in NC

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  3. Wow that is beautiful wonderful work!

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  4. Wonderful colour and design. Very nicely done.

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  5. What a beauty!

    J'adore la couleur et ce gilet est tout simplement superbe. Quelle délicatesse dans la dentelle au dos !

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  6. Fabulous, fabulous! You can't see it, but you know it's there, and those behind you have something special to look at.

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  7. Really gorgeous!
    I love the best the collar and the buttons. WOW

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  8. Now there is a valid excuse to stare at your b_tt (please excuse the 'frivolity') !!! Adorable lace panel & the monotonous knitting was So worth it - superb effect & execution :-)

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  9. Those whose heads swivel as you pass will be rewarded for their good taste. It's gorgeous!! :-D

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  10. Beautiful. Love the pattern! My go to pattern for scarves in variegated yarn is k1p1 seed stitch but I have never knit anything else in seed stitch- love the look for a jacket

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    1. Hi Louine,

      The jacket is actually knitted in "double moss stitch" - still purl one knit one - but you change every two rows instead of every row so it looks slightly different than regular moss stitch. But yes, either makes a nice, interesting texture.

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  11. This is more than beautiful. Enjoy wearing it as even though you cannot see the lace others will.

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  12. Wonderful! I love it. Perfect time of year for it too!

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    1. Yes, it's quite warm actually and I have worn it as a jacket when the days were not too cold.

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  13. What's the pattern for this? is it on Ravelry? I have a friend who would LOVE to make this....

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    1. Hi Crazy Mom, it's a Debbie Bliss design from their "Amalfi" pattern book (it's the name of the yarn but not the one I used for mine). I just fell in love with the back of this jacket and it had been on my "to-make-one-day" list for a couple of years! I hope your friend likes it.

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