All I have to do is whip in a zip, zip, zip and my new/retro jacket/cardigan is complete. I'm hoping to find someone more skilled than I in hand-sewing to put it in for me-- I've never done a zipper. But I might just give it a shot if I can't find someone or the price isn't right.
I *know* there are some of you who remember the many Mary Maxim "picture" designs of the 50's and 60's. The pattern I used is a recently acquired photocopy from Mary Maxim (they are online).
I used Brown Sheep's Lamb' Pride Bulky (a wool and mohair blend) and US size 10 and 7 needles. (The size 10 is a vintage Boye circular from the period.)
I plugged in a Cowichan/Salish style 3- part collar instead of knitting the one-piece solid (red) collar. Since I don't anticipate making a Salish sweater, I jumped at the chance to work the traditional striped shawl collar. Actually, the pictorial elements on back and fronts, the original collar and pocket treatments are directly inspired by Cowichan and Salish knits.