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Added Mar 9, 2016

by Mirei71

***, Switzerland






Who says that self knitted Jackets can´t be sexy?…
Hello and welcome to my new post! While I am waiting for spring and summer to turn around the corner, I remind myself of my holidays last year down south. In my beloved Sicily, the place where even young woman adore to do this fine crochet named “ucinetto”. They make these wonderful scarfs and jackets and they are really masters when it comes to combine them with sexy fashion garments. Well, I have adapted my project to our northern Temperatures and I have chosen a thicker wool. I took ultrathick knitting needles (number 20!!) for getting this loose effect. The wool changes from thick and fluffy to thin and tight. That way you get a really interesting structure of it all. The nature related colour of the wool is great in combination with black, but also jeans, white or bright red. For the photo shoot I decided to reflect the sicilian Idea, even though, I don^t think it will ever get this cold in Sicily to wear this jacket :-) but I love that style and I feel really comfortable in it.

The knit pattern is from a older Filati magazine, which you probably can`t buy anymore, but I have observed that lately you get a lot of similar pattern in different knitting magazines too. The jacket is knittet with a simple stockineet stitch. The structure of the wool and the thickness of it all give enough structure, so that nothing more is needed. It was fun knitting this project because you proceed very quickly. I love wearing this jacket. It`s cozy, it`s original, it`s eye-catching in a decent way and it can be really sexy combined with black boots and mini skirt.

This time the shooting took place on a stabling siding location. A challenge for me and my high heel boots, but I survived and didn`t brake my ankles! :-) My daughter the photographer did, once more, a good job, even though she kept on stopping and eating chips (ultrahungry teenager). I waited paitently in the freezing cold (I am not a diva am I? haha) But we had fun and she liked the location so much, that in the end we changed roles and I could take some pictures of her.

Well, dear readers, one more post done for you guys. I really hope you like my knitted version. I send you big hugs from my sewing atelier to yours. Enjoy what you do, stay sew- and knit-focused :-) See you in my next post. Bye!!

Material Notes

Wool, wooden Buttons




Spring, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Other, Romantic, Vintage

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    Apr 7, 2016, 07.48 PMby sewing fanatic

    beautiful knitting

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    Mar 9, 2016, 12.21 PMby Mary Athey

    Its lovely on you and the photos are great x

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      Mar 10, 2016, 03.45 PMby Mirei71

      Thanks very much dear Mary!!

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