Sanfelice Baby Jacket by Mimi Seyferth

Sanfelice Baby Jacket

Knitting
April 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
38 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in pattern from skirt charts
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1050 yards (960 m)
22.5 inches/52.7cm chest to fit baby 6-12 months old
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This baby jacket was inspired by the baby clothes Luisa Sanfelice was making in the painting Luisa Sanfelice in carcere (Luisa Sanfelice in Prison)….by Gioacchino Toma…depicting her ruse of pregnancy to delay execution.

In designing the jacket…I [Mimi Seyforth] inserted a crossed-cables motif in the yoke of the jacket to evoke the bars of Sanfelice’s prison cell.