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My own knit "Chanel" Jacket

Added Mar 31, 2011

by red-lia

Kiryat Bialik, I...






This was my biggest project this winter.
I always coveted a Chanel jacket. I can’t afford a real one, but I figured I can make a look-a-like!
It is knit flat, bottom-up, in 4 separate pieces. The mock pockets flaps are also knit separately and sewn onto the finished jacket. I especially like the buttons: they are vintage, and they remind me so much of the Chanel logo…
If you are into knitting and want to read more, look here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/red-lia/a-ladys-jacket




Garment Type
Business, Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage

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    Jun 2, 2012, 09.15 PMby Maureen Mcdowell

    Hi Lia

    The only Golf yarn I can find is made by Lang ( I got some from Ireland) but it is a very fine cotton and the recommended needle sizes range from 4-6US. I tried it with the needle sizes you mentioned and it was too hole-y and lacey. I guess the yarn you used was by a different manufacturer and was thicker? Do you know of any similar yarns that I can use? Thanks

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      Jun 4, 2012, 08.33 AMby red-lia

      Hi Maureen!
      Don’t try to find that exact yarn – I’m in Israel and that yarn was an import from Turkey…
      Most chances you have access to much better yarns. Just look for something aran-weight, that will give you a similar gauge.
      The 39sts for one front piece measure 22.5cm wide, so the gauge is 17sts = 10cm / 4 inch.
      Feel free to send me a personal message if you need any help.

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    May 12, 2012, 05.14 PMby Maureen Mcdowell

    Love this jacket! Is it made using US 10 or US 8 ? You list both but I’m not sure which needles are used for which bit. Hope you can help!

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      May 13, 2012, 07.01 AMby red-lia

      Hi Maureen and thank you!
      The sweater is knit on 6mm needles (US #10).
      The “pocket” flap were knit on 5mm (US #8).
      If you enter the link, it is in detail in my comments too.

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    Feb 29, 2012, 09.52 AMby COLLEEN Sherman-williams

    Is it possible to have the pattern for this. I have been looking everywhere for a chanel type jacket and just love this one.

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      Mar 1, 2012, 02.51 PMby red-lia

      Thank you so much!
      Just follow the link in the last row of the description.
      You may be required to register as a member in Ravelry, but it’s free.
      If you’re not interested, send me you mail in a private message and I’ll mail it over to you.

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    Apr 22, 2011, 03.39 PMby gwenstella

    this is really amazing! i am a knitter myself and i dont think that i’ll ever be able to make that!

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      Apr 25, 2011, 10.23 AMby red-lia

      Thanks, Gwenstella!
      Actually, It’s surprisingly easy. The pattern is worked with one color at a time, so it’s much easier than it looks! Read inside the link at the bottom.

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    Apr 3, 2011, 08.55 AMby libbysharf

    It’s really amazing! At first I didn’t realize it was knitted, but after reading the description and looking closer on the pictures… It is so unique… you are so lucky to be able to knit like this! Looks very chic!

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    Apr 1, 2011, 03.21 PMby joost52

    Nice work!

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    Apr 1, 2011, 10.36 AMby anajan

    Amazing! Well done!

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    Apr 1, 2011, 05.33 AMby zaarissima

    wow!!! really great work!!!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 07.18 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    great jacket! i love ths chanel style very much and i am truely impressed, that you knitted that yourself! BRAVO!

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