Monday, February 9, 2009

Mountain Jacket

Mountain Jacket
#557 Patons O Canada booklet
Portage wool #6 super bulky (discontinued)
Tension: 3 1/4 sts per inch
Needles: 5 mm & 6 mm straights

A vintage tour of la Bergère knitting closet. I made this ages ago.

Many first-time techniques in knitting was learned for this project. Cables, saddle shoulders, twisted ribbing, intarsia colourwork, pocket, sewing a zipper... This was a huge learning experience for me.
Best of all, I learned that pure wool in extra bulky weight is way too warm to actually wear.


Sandrine Tricofolk said...

Il est magnifique !!

Mirjana said...

Apsolutely beautiful!

Jean said...

Wow! How beautiful (you would think with all that snow in the picture that it would be cold enough to wear this sweater). It is a work of art, the mountains, trees and snow contrast so nicely with the cabled sleeves.

Hilary said...

That is really spectacular!

The Fairy Shoemaker said...

Oooo, this took some time!!!
What a brilliant idea, I may do a vintage tour too.... Ive got enough to fill several pages as i bet you have too!!!
Happy knitting.... Ive finished the dratted cabled yoke!

Sel and Poivre said...