Hand-Embroidered Sweater Jacket
Hand-Embroidered Sweater Jacket
Hand-Embroidered Sweater Jacket
Hand-Embroidered Sweater Jacket
Hand-Embroidered Sweater Jacket
Hand-Embroidered Sweater Jacket
Hand-Embroidered Sweater Jacket
Hand-Embroidered Sweater Jacket

Hand-Embroidered Sweater Jacket

$229.00
No. 7238
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Color: Multi
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Hand-Embroidered Sweater Jacket

$229.00
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Origin Stories.

The Sisters of St. Ann arrived in British Columbia in the 1860s. There they established schools for local children. Knitting was part of their curriculum.

So the story goes.

Somewhere around 1885, Mrs. Jerimina Colvin, late of the Shetland Islands, settled in Cowichan Station and started teaching knitting to the locals on Vancouver Island. 

So the story goes.

These two things are almost entirely unrelated. Except, of course, for the fact that they are both legitimate theories about the origin of knitting in British Columbia, a skill that offered a fresh canvas for a traditional and beautiful form of art. 

Hand-Embroidered Sweater Jacket (No. 7238). Distinctively-patterned, heavy-gauge zip-front cardigan with modified shawl collar. Cardigan stitch. Rib collar, cuff, and hem. Waistband pockets. Racking stitch at center front and hand pocket entries. Contrast stripe yoke, cuffs, and hem. Cowichan hand-embroidered totem details at front and back. Imported.