Knit Like a Pirate Day
September 19, 2007
Given all the High Seas dramas you listen to on ye olde iPod, I’m sure you know that today (and every September 19) is Talk Like a Pirate Day. Avast, me lovely chumbuckets! (How’s that? No? Will keep trying.) I’ve got something Very Special to mark the occasion. Ahoy, take a gander from the crow’s nest:
(“You have exactly 5 seconds to get me off this rock, and by the way, the hat smells funny.”)
This, me hearties, is the Pirate King Jacket. It was designed by the fashion gurus I most admire (now that Coco and Gianni are gone), Jane and Patrick Gottelier. Would you believe–batten down the hatches and do whatever it is that they do with the foc’sle!–they have given us this pattern so that we can give it away for free? I barely had to whimper! They just gave it to us!
In other news from the The Gotteliers ROCK! Fan Club (Kay Gardiner, Founder and Sycophant-in-Chief), it’s only a few weeks until their book, Indigo Knits: The Quintessential Guide to Denim Yarn from the Founders of Artwork is released. The Pirate King Jacket is not in the book, but there are plenty of pirate items for grownups and kids. People of all ages enjoy dressing like pirates. Pirates had it going on, stylewise. Dental-wise, not so much.
Here is the PDF of the pattern instructions.
Here is the PDF of the chart for the AWESOME DECORATIVE COLLAR SHAPING. (The details do not show on screen, but will appear when you print it out.)
Arrrrrrrrrr, y’all! Enjoy the patterrrrrrrrrrrrrn! Last one to post theirs on Rrrrrravelrrrrrrrry is a scurvy dog!