Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Return of Downton

Downton Abbey returns to PBS this Sunday. To mark its return, I'm planning a re-knitting of my "Downtown" jacket (I'm playing it safe with the name, to avoid any possible copyright issues--it's the former lawyer in me). I made the first jacket just after Season 1, before the show became widely popular. I wasn't trying to copy any of the fashions in the show; I merely wanted to knit an elegant, ladylike jacket that could go to work as easily as it could be worn on a fall weekend at the cottage. Remember this?

My neighbour, Megan, was kind enough to model for me while she was home from university on Xmas break. No snow that December, although I recall that we made up for it in February and March.

How I miss my brick wall that was so useful for displaying knits!

There are two sizes of button on display here. This jacket is ALL ABOUT THE BUTTONS. The original no-sew jacket was knitted in Ella Rae Heather, but this time I want something a bit dressier, so I'm going with Berocco's Ultra Alpaca, a 50-50 wool-alpaca blend. So many colours to choose from. Do you have a fave? Help me choose!