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Knitting Retreat Harvey
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July 1, 2018
November 2018
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Knitting Retreat Harvey
Harvey Jacket by Anny Blatt
Knitting
Me
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Needles & yarn
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
4.0 mm (G)
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Moss st (pt de blé) in Vogue + Gyps
Anny Blatt Cottage
39 yards in stash
725080
Blue
Essentially Felt Studio & Fine Yarn in Glenburn, Maine
Anny Blatt Gyps'Anny
646 yards in stash
735220 (3) 731170 (0.4 skein)
Yellow
Essentially Felt Studio & Fine Yarn in Glenburn, Maine
Anny Blatt Muguet
9 yards in stash
716440
Blue
Essentially Felt Studio & Fine Yarn in Glenburn, Maine
Anny Blatt Vogue
24 yards in stash
728580
Natural/Undyed
Essentially Felt Studio & Fine Yarn in Glenburn, Maine
Anny Blatt Vogue
Blue
Notes

Dec 2018: Done -- with a lot of changes. I’m sorry I don’t have yarn quantities, this was made piecemeal from different knitters.

I took in a vast amount of material from the upper sleeves and shoulders. My recommendation to all sizes is not to re-increase after the waist decreases, just keep the pieces at the same width. I’ve seen this jacket modeled on ~12 different sized women and the shoulders seemed too wide for all of them.

I added shoulder pads to prevent the shoulders from sagging down. Major help -- the embroidery adds a lot of weight to this jacket!

I didn’t prefer the embroidery in Fine Kid, it was too obvious when you didn’t have perfect stitches. No, perfect is not the word -- there’s just too much variation in crochet over bulky material to make it look neat in thin yarn. I used the thick Vogue instead. My friend used Muguet instead, which is thin, but the glitter hides inconsistencies very well.

Your embroidery will significantly change how the jacket fits. Not because you did it too tight (don’t), just because of the added weight and change to the fabric’s drape. Try on often and don’t be afraid to re-seam. If you have too much fabric taken in, mattress stitch the seam you want, machine stitch twice on each piece of excess fabric, then cut near the machine stitching.

I did a small stitch to close the cuffs near the wrist, to make a keyhole effect. It’s just more practical for me to wear if the cuff doesn’t open up -- but I do love how it looks open.

The turquoise version has some embroidery that wasn’t described in the pattern. See those horizontal triple bands? They are outlined with Fine Kid. I tried it with Muguet and thought it darkened them too much in my colorway -- but for the turquoise colorway it really looked divine. Try it!


Nov 2018: I’m finally making this jacket for myself! I’m making the dark blue colorway from the Knitter’s Holiday choices, but replacing Fine Kid Libellule with Fine Kid Marine.


July 2018: I’m excited to be teaching at a luxury knitting retreat at the gorgeous Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine October 26-29, 2018! The highlight will be learning all the techniques needed to make the Harvey Jacket… AND more!

Details and registration: http://annyblattnorthamerica.com/holiday

My blog on what you’ll learn at the retreat and modeling the original Anny Blatt sample: http://www.dayanaknits.com/2018/07/Anny-Blatt-Luxury-Knit...

The 3-night retreat headlines high-end Anny Blatt yarns (a French mill in Provence that has been spinning yarns) for one of their signature Chanel-style jackets. The price of the retreat includes everything you need for this one-of-a-kind project (a $600 value, with 4 possible colorways, see my blog)), detailed hands-on instruction from yours truly and other instructors, room/board, and a 20% discount at the Anny Blatt North America marketplace. French angora, anyone? rabbit2 And let’s not forget there is a spa in this beautiful hotel, too. bath

point_right Please share with any knitting friends whom would love to be part of this luxury knitting experience… and if you register, don’t hesitate to say that Dayana Knits referred you! heart_eyes

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by Anny Blatt
Lace
65% Rayon, 35% Polyester
190 yards / 25 grams

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Fingering
100% Nylon
109 yards / 25 grams

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Super Bulky
73% Mohair, 14% Camel, 13% Merino
76 yards / 50 grams

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by Anny Blatt
Worsted
30% Cotton, 18% Acrylic, 17% Rayon, 16% Nylon, 9% Polyester, 6% Mohair, 4% Wool
109 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: July 14, 2018
  • In progress: November 5, 2018
  • Updated: December 31, 2018
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