Finished jacket from hell

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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albert's picture

Very striking design, well worth the effort and pain!

Tom Hart's picture

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

bobshome's picture

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

ronhuber's picture

Well done. It is a lovely jacket.

Well done. That's a really striking jacket.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

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.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

DeceptiveCookie's picture

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

grandcarriage's picture

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 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.

That's beautiful!