It’s June, and I would love to say that this make is out of season, but it’s still layering weather here in the Pacific Northwest. When summer does arrive, it usually lands pretty hard though, so I’ll be breaking into my stash of linen this month! But for now, I’m craving soft warm cozy layers for afternoon errands and evening walks.
I titled this post – – in two hours or less because that’s an accurate reflection of how long it took to make this fast and easy jacket from Butterick.
This project was easy in part because I used double faced knit (Mill End Store). LOVE IT!! The contrast hood and cuffs were created by the lovely lining on this knit.
They aren’t kidding when they say that Butterick 6394 is Fast and Easy! This pattern is simple and well-designed pattern; a good base for creativity and embellishment.
I really wanted my knit jacket to feel more like a anorak than a ordinary sweatshirt so I modified as follows:
- I added deep four inch cuffs to the long sleeves so that they could be folded back.
- I added four buttons to the front closure. It’s meant to just meet at the front, but, because this is a very loose fitting jacket, it was easy to overlap the front to make it a button up jacket.
- I added a drawstring waist, using seam binding on the inside and black cording.
- I added deep pockets to the side seam.
Even with those modifications, this was a quick sew, made possible in part by the fact that the drop shoulders and the easy collar-less hood.
I can guarantee, this jacket will be in heavy rotation during June, and again in the fall. This double faced knit is so great to sew and wear, I’ll always be on the lookout for more. Does anyone know a great source of lovely fabric like this?
Happy sewing and thanks for stopping by!
2 thoughts on “A Knit Anorak in Two Hours or Less”
I really love your take on this pattern – I never would have thought to deviate from the pattern. Love your creativity and your jacket.
Thanks, Faye! I wish I could say the weather is too warm to wear it…but the cozy knit is getting out a lot!