The Chic Lit Chanel Jacket

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The day has been grey and rainy but I don’t really mind rain when the trees are green and there are flowers round. It alo gave me a chance to wear my chic lit Chanel jacket. I like it more and more and I find it very elegant. It’s quite hard to take pictures of a jacket you are wearing yourself so most of my pics are on the dummy. The jacket is way too big for the dummy but rest assured it looks better on.

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The stitch pattern is pretty but it really took forever to make this. Almost three years. My persistence back in 2013 wasn’t very good and once the body and a little more than half a sleeve was done, so was I. Then I didn’t pick it up again until this February. It didn’t take long to finish both sleeves and then it took forever to put it together, seams and buttons and so on.

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Personally I’ve always thought of it as the Chic Lit Jacket but “chic lit” aren’t words that are easily understood when uttered in a Swedish sentence so to make it easier I’ve simply called it the Chanel jacket.

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The little fake pocket is my favorite detail I think. Together with the buttons it really dots the i. I’m really glad I finished it and I think we will have many great times together in the future.

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Pattern: Jacket with Contrasting Edging by Sirdar Spinning Ltd. Yarn: Drops Baby Alpaca Silk from Garnstudio, colors 1101 white and 3125 light pink. Mods: knit the back and front pieces in one piece instead of multiple up until the armholes. Worked out pretty well, I must say.