Friday, March 10, 2006

Some old works I've done

I promised I'd display a Kaffe Fassett coat that I knitted a few years ago. This was my introduction to Intarsia work, I never thought that it should be difficult, just a lot of work. This was also my introduction to Kaffe Fassett, I'd never heard of him before. I just knew that I loved the look of his patterns. I only wear this coat when it is really cold. I still need to get the right fabric and line the coat, I am just not sure what colour I will use, yet. I'm also not sure of what fabric to use. Maybe I'll just take the coat into the sewing shop, and ask them.


justcinful said...

Kaffe has his own line of fabrics as well. Perhaps you can do an online search for them and find one that would go with it.

Valerie said...

Wow! some coat! You are a brave woman! Where do you live? and who is this Kaffe person? does it have on line pictures of it's stuff? i think i would love it to. how long did it take you to knit that? if you like this have you seen the designs on site? i think they are worth doing jsut becasue they are interesting. great coat! what a lot of work! knitwit Valerie

Dg - Mayor of KWC said...

WOW - I'm impressed. It takes real skill to produce such a garment. I'm not sure I'll be able to figure out the concept of the pattern but if and when I do, it's going to take much more than just a pattern and proficiency in handling the balance of needles and yarn. I'm pretty sure I'd not make the full coat but an afghan or smaller jacket would be just as attractive. If carefully executed, the pattern will make any person at any level of experience in knitting look like a pro. Thank you so much for sharing. It's a real inspiration for this old advanced knitter to slow down and apply more concentration with the skill.