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Added Sep 18, 2008

by carottesauvage

London, United K...






A classic revisited, in between the cardigan and the jacket, I redrafted Idit pattern, straightening the front lines and shaping a sailor collar/opening. I later found out that the Talea coat pattern had all the features I needed to create this garment. I hand knitted the handcuffs and waistband, sewn golden ribbon at the edge of the upper collar part. I want to explore the ways to combine sewing and knitting. Creating your own ribbing is the way forward!

Material Notes

Fleece, cotton yarn, golden ribbon






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    Sep 18, 2008, 03.53 PMby dianacirne

    I always want to make something like this! With some knitted collar, waistband…. all this! I need to talk to my mummy! She knows how to knit!!

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    Sep 18, 2008, 03.05 PMby camilaustral

    amazing!! love the mix of wool-like material and knitted cuffs ;)

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    Sep 18, 2008, 02.28 PMby kamelia

    OH MY……………… HOW DO YOU DO IT? You are so talented…., TRULY!

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    Sep 18, 2008, 02.17 PMby karencilla

    Oh Helene! this is GORGEOUS!!! I’m speechless!

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    Sep 18, 2008, 02.17 PMby mjb14

    Wow – would never have guessed it was the idit. Very very clever.

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    Sep 18, 2008, 12.24 PMby nimblefingers

    what a great idea to combine knitting and sewing! i’ve been putting off finishing a coat/hoodie because i couldn’t find the right ribbing for the edges. it never occurred to me to knit it! wonderful, spectacular piece.

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    Sep 18, 2008, 12.00 PMby luzie

    wow that’s impressive – the sewing-knitting-combination is very creative!

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    Sep 18, 2008, 11.37 AMby TerezaSews

    i love the ribbing.

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    Sep 18, 2008, 11.18 AMby Vivat Veritas

    i love this! great creation. you’ve inspired me with the idea of mixing sewing and knitting together.

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    Sep 18, 2008, 10.56 AMby carlatv

    WOW! That’s all i can say… WOW!

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    Sep 18, 2008, 10.50 AMby smvphotography

    you beat me to the punch! i’ll be posting my new garment tomorrow, enough about me…what a great job (i’m expecting that from you ;-) ) love the comfy fabric with the great shape of a more tailored jacket. classy and unique at the same time. congrats!

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    Sep 18, 2008, 10.37 AMby peaudane

    Oh wow! I think many of us would be so happy to see a how-to for this!

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    Sep 18, 2008, 10.33 AMby sewella

    Well you can certainly make wonders :) I admire your work – as always…..

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    Sep 18, 2008, 09.44 AMby theportablekierajamison

    everything about this jacket is awesome. the gold detailing and knitted bands are a great addition – it looks so stylish AND cosy.

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    Sep 18, 2008, 09.00 AMby toupinette

    Oh I want the same!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Sep 18, 2008, 08.49 AMby polychromatin

    Hell ya, how did you do that out of the Idit pattern? Looks great! I would absolutely wear this :)

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    Sep 18, 2008, 08.36 AMby anajan

    I’m always impressed by your pattern alterations – I would have never guessed it was an alteration of Idit. I like the double breasted closure and, as usual, like how neatly you knitted the handcuffs and waistband.

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    Sep 18, 2008, 08.35 AMby jeffrey

    outstanding. This is such wonderful piece – it represents a perfect fusion of style and personal investment in a garment – ah! – so inspired – so pumped. wow

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    Sep 18, 2008, 08.27 AMby lunatepetal

    it looks so confortable and warm :)

    i like the knit and fleece conbination! also love your design, classy and vintagy!

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