this is the jacket i’ll keep near the door this fall to grab over and over again on my way out the door. a comfortable, tweedy leisure jacket (that truly deserves the name) to knock around in with jeans or to wear as a change-up from a suit jacket with “nice” trousers. not too heavy, but still, the fabric has a great density that keeps its shape no matter what you’re up to in it. you don’t have to tell a soul what an easy knit it is.
and in a few days, we’ll bring you the guy version . . .
the gorgeous glass buttons for this jacket were purchased from moving mud—i sent them a swatch and they created just the right thing for the fabric. how awesome is that?
yet again, this project is made possible by the generosity of chris at briar rose. and now she has a new website—always worth a look!
thank you so much ronni for gracing this pattern with your technical skill and good advice. ronni’s been moving for a couple of weeks now but thankfully, still finding time to do some work with me.
thanks also to tana, our wonderful tech editor, whose placid nature never fails to be infectious.
my very good friend anne marie performed a heroic test knit in just a couple of weeks (and it’s gorgeous, to boot)—you can see her jackie sweater in the briar rose booth at sock summit!
and of course, david gets a big round of applause for a great photo shoot.