Entrelac jacket

My Creation

I made this for my mother-in-law for her birthday many years ago. I made it at a time when 'Dolman' sleeves were in fashion. My mother-in-law wore this only a few times and now (at the grand old age of 88) has lost too much weight to ever wear it again. I 're-claimed' it and after a little work on the sewing machine with it, I have reduced the big bulky sleeves to something more comfortable to wear. Anything I wear must be comfortable enough to accomodate my knitting needles under my arms!!!! The colours may not be fashionable, but who is going to see me in my living room in the evening? At least I will be warm!

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Bikerkit commented on 2009-04-25 16:38:16

I think this is lovely, very pretty and feminine. Fashion be damned... enjoy your lovely cardi!

KnitnStitchSue commented on 2009-04-25 16:39:37

Well done for re-claiming this lovely jacket. You put a lot of work into it originally, it's only right you should benefit from it now. Enjoy your cosy evenings knitting.

Rosalie commented on 2009-04-25 16:52:36

It looks amazingly clever to knit this - what a shame your mother- in- law didn't get more use out of it xx I'm glad you're able to reclaim it and alter it to make it right for you.

prettypink commented on 2009-04-25 18:54:23

its beautiful - colour the bright colours.

darkkiss commented on 2009-04-25 18:57:08


grandmum commented on 2009-04-25 19:24:24

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. You're right Bikerkit - fashion be damned! I never was in fashion with anything anyway! I prefer to be an individual!!!

annarrow commented on 2009-04-25 20:51:38

This is lovely! I agree, never mind fashion, if something is as nice as this then its a joy to wear.

beaderbabe commented on 2009-04-25 21:17:01

Hey its great pastels are always in very girly. Was at my brothers couple of weeks ago and a knitted jacket was on the back of the chair it had a motorbike pattern on the back my mum did thid for him when he was 18 he is now 66 hows that for quality and value ( she also did on forme and my sister and we are 57 and 69 but sadly we dont have ours now)

julieanneb commented on 2009-04-25 22:29:09

It's lovely - were it with pride - bet you get lots of pleasing comments.

Zolly commented on 2009-04-25 23:48:17

Lovely colours and good that it will get the wear it ought. I want to try entrelac----perhaps a scarf to see how it goes.

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25 April 2009

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