Saturday, 4 April 2009

Jo Sharp Origami Jacket

I did not sew as much this week as I would like. I was too tired in the evenings. However, I was able to knit, so long as it was not too hard, and I have finished this cool cardigan from Jo Sharp Knit 7. I am showing it to you here as a possible SWAP jacket contender with the Marlene pants and the Vogue 8304 silk blouse.
I quite like it with this blouse, but must admit that I like it even better with the Vogue 2975 knit top from last years SWAP. I am hugely tempted to evict all my button front blouses from the SWAP and to whip up several versions of this very quick and easy t shirt.





I love how the jacket can be worn upside down, fastened or not, and am really hoping it looks OK over the blouses. I cannot bear to have so many clothes on for any longer though - it is too hot, so the next photo trial will have to wait. I am off to work on my "persimmon" actually bright orange blouse that definitely will not match this cardigan. Something will have to go. SWAP eviction is tough.

18 comments:

MaryPat R said...

The cardigan looks great and is flattering on you both ways. I love that you can wear it either way.
Would you consider showing a picture of it flat? It is hard to understand how it works.

Uta said...

I love the first outfit, it looks very elegant. The cardigan is great, I'd also love to see it flat.

gwensews said...

The cardigan is intriguing. Gorgeous. Is it rather like a shrug?

ejvc said...

Really lovely cardigan. And I still love those Marlenes on you. Make more like that!

If you wear t-shirts, you should make them, why not? Except that you can always buy a cheap t-shirt.

thestitchery said...

Love this sweater!

Anne e le manine d'oro said...

No wonder you love that jacket. It is more then beautiful. I love it on you. It is so nice with your pants top or blouse. My favourite combination is with your silk blouse. Superb really !

Ruth said...

A jacket that can be worn upside down--How cool is that?!!

Nice work!

Carol said...

I LOVE this jacket. I've got the pattern sitting in my TV room tempting me. I agree about the knit tops. It looks really good worn with a tshirt and the Marlene pants. I just made my first pair of wide leg pants and I really feel inspired by this look of yours.

Sew Passionista said...

What a gorgeous sweater!And I agree that it looks really nice wirh the black top.

Janine said...

This is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s! Is the jacket made from a variety of yarns? Another question, where did you find the patterns and yarns? I can see this as part of my cruise wardrobe.

Sue said...

Wow! What a great little cardigan - I love all the combos!

Sew4Fun said...

Great cardi! You almost make me want to take up knitting again, almost. Too much sewing to do. :) I like it with the blouse, just as much as the knit top.

Janine said...

G-o-r-g-e-o-u-s! Where in Aus can we find this pattern? This looks like it could be part of my cruise wardrobe.

angie.a said...

Whoa, that is fabulous!! I thought it had some sort of attached piece at first! I love it. Swap eviction is definitely tough. Of course, I rarely finish one, so... :D

Little Hunting Creek said...

That is a cute jacket! You are so lucky to know how to knit. It looks great on you.

katherine h said...

What a gorgeous jacket. I have long admired the Jo Sharp patterns...but I have only ever learnt to knit well enough to make scarfs for small children or dolls! I envy you your skills and your jacket!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

What a beautiful cardigan. I love that you can wear it different ways,it looks great on you.

MareeAlison said...

The jacket is just gorgeous Karen. I absolutely love it on you. I'm off to look up that T shirt you mention.