Faux fur collar gilet

I made this gilet back in autumn. In November we visited Arundel castle – a beautiful medieval castle, about an hour and a half drive from London. I used this opportunity to show off my new gilet, although the day was quite cold with showers, and in the end I got completely frozen!

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The castle is currently closed till April and we managed to visit it on the last day of opening season.. I imagine the gardens must look magnificent in the spring, but even on a gloomy autumn day the gardens and grounds didn’t fail to impress..

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I knitted this gilet using Patons UK Silenzio Chunky wool, and I couldn’t believe how quickly it came up (don’t you like knitting with  super bulky and soft wool?) I made up the pattern myself (initially it was meant to be a cardigan, but I didn’t have enough yarn – usual story..)

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I made a collar from a faux fur scarf bought on sale specifically for this project.DSC_1106

I’m shivering from cold on those photos:

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The interesting thing about this gilet, it’s absolutely seamless! It was knitted as one piece:

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I also used grafting technique for joining shoulder edges:

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You see – no shoulder seam!

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A close up:

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The buttons:

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I quite like how it turned out, I like the blend of autumn colours, the softness and the fur collar..

And I highly recommend visiting Arundel Castle and Gardens – I will definitely go there again!

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Rhea bird greeting visitors at the entrance of the castle

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

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