Thursday, 9 April 2009

More Origami Jacket

Mary Pat and Uta asked for photos of the Origami jacket laid flat - for structural education purposes no doubt, and as soon as I could wrest the jacket from my Mum (she borrowed it almost as soon as I finished it), I took some more photos.
 

 

The pattern is very clever. As gwensews points out in the comments (I love comments!) the jacket starts out as a shrug, with the sleeves and back knit in one piece, then the top and bottom pieces are knitted on, each having a different shape as collar or jacket base.
The pattern is from this book, Knit 7 by Jo Sharp. It is readily available at Australian newsagents and knitting shops ($Aus 18.95) and the pattern is also available in a kit, in two colourways, neither of which are the same as mine. If anyone wants the pattern or a kit I would be happy to act as an enabler. Lovely people in the USA have certainly posted me enough hard-to-find patterns and notions.
 
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7 comments:

Little Hunting Creek said...

That jacket is so unusual! Very nice. Unfortunately I don't know how to knit!

Melinda said...

Oh I like that! Will have to go and look for the pattern here! thanks!

MaryPat R said...

Thanks for posting this. It is really cool how it works.

Sew4Fun said...

Ok, that's it! I'm buying this issue from the newsagent tomorrow and visiting the wool shop. I'm on hols and need a good knitting project. I LOVE yours so much!! Thanks for sharing.

Uta said...

Just got back from my Easter trip -so I'm a little late saying thank you for posting this. It's really an amazing, awesome jacket!

Melinda said...

You would not believe the trouble I am having finding a copy of that book here! Argh!!!!

Melinda said...

Thanks! There are two newsagents I want to check out tomorrow, if I still can't find it then I'll let you know. :-)