After the jacket is assembled I use test swatches and patches from other yarns and experiments to make the ‘patches’. I have soooo many I decided to implement them in this design which was partly inspired by the costume of Fagin in ‘Oliver’.
The patches are just cut and stitched with double strands of contrasting coloured yarn.
Here I have them pinned onto the jacket on the form so I can plan what goes where. This part is fun. I have knit large patches in both stocking stitch and lace for ‘godets’ in the hem slits.
Here you can see how I’ve stitched the patches and also added a bead here and there.
Then there are the buttons to make in different colours. I make three as one goes on the back neck detail to accent the patches there.
Here is the finished style…it’s on the ‘Jackets’ page of my web site.