Thursday, September 11, 2014
Long Warm Jacquard Robe
This detail shot is almost true to the actual colors of the Long Warm Jacquard Robe: jade green, bright green, red, white, and yellow. (It's meant to be worn during the coldest days of the year, which in my part of the world usually come after Christmas.) More and better pictures should be available soon.
The Jacquard Robe was knitted from an old sweater pattern, redesigned as a long gown to wear over a dress or suit in a cold place. Women from 5'3" to 5'8" should be able to tuck their toes under the skirt. The bust measurement is oversized, with roomy armholes--up to a 48". The full skirt has side-seam pockets. The sleeves are short and leave plenty of room for sweatshirts or jackets underneath, if you're able to find those necessary.
I recommend this one as more of a coat than a dress...suitable for wearing in an unheated house, or in camp, at temperatures from 30 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit (single digits Celsius).
All the yarn used is Red Heart acrylic...machine wash, machine dry, should last for years if not stretched out of shape when wet.
The robe costs $40, plus $5 for shipping.