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Antoine

Andrea Sanchez

It's always hard to know which pattern from a new collection to begin the sharing with. Especially in our new Spring 2016 Collection, each piece is so different from the rest. So I'm taking the easy way out and going in alphabetical order. That means starting with Antoine by Aurelie Colas

I've been getting a lot of questions about this piece: is it double knit, felted, what?! Here's the scoop. This amazing jacket is knit in two separate pieces then stitched together. Aurelie has included directions to a body that has pockets, and one that has no pockets. So really, if you don't feel like lining pockets you can do two pocketless versions, or just the body with no pockets and no inner jacket. The lining is stitched in very simply with fabric so as not to make the jacket any bulkier. What I'm really hinting at is don't let this scare you! There are so many different options in making this jacket that any knitter with some garment experience can make this. 

Even better, Aurelie has provided a ton of support in photos and technique instruction on her blog!

This jacket was knit in Jamieson's Shetland Shetland Spindrift which is a fingering weight wool. Very sturdy, very wooly. The two layers make it reversible or a boy or girls (depending on where the buttons are placed). The sizes give ample room to layer a sweater underneath. 

I really REALLY hope someone knits this jacket because not only do I think it is darling, but I'd love to see some other color versions. If that someone is you, please share it on Instagram using #knittinlittle and link it up on Ravelry

You can find more designs by Aurelie on Ravelry.

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