This afternoon’s matinee

Here’s a question – what, exactly constitutes a matinee jacket?

Or, more precisely, when is a matinee jacket not a matinee jacket?

Where is the dividing line ‘twixt cardigan and matinee jacket?

Does the Baby Surprise Jacket count as a Matinee Jacket?


Pleas engage in conversation in the comments section. I have to fly right now, I am walking up to Spinning Group and it is time that I was not here and I haven’t even cleaned my teeth yet, after a lunch full of onions

For special Brownie Points, please leave a link to a favourite knitted Matinee Jacket pattern in 4ply.


6 Responses to “This afternoon’s matinee”

  1. hilltopkatie 16th August 2013 at 8:09 am #

    I have no idea… I’d guess a matinee jacket is shorter, and maybe more boxy. Would this per chance be show related? I hate it when the schedule doesn’t define exactly wat they want. At the Royal Welsh there was a Knitted Shrug category, and the judge was really fussy about what was and wasn’t a shrug…

    • SandaySpinner 16th August 2013 at 9:17 am #

      🙂 It is entirely possible that this question is Show related, Katie – living, as we do in an area where a Shawl must have 4 corners, or none at all, but never, ever only three.

      A shrug? a shoulder-covering garment with some attempt at a sleeve and only a very short bodice section. Am I close?

      My internal model of a matinee jacket includes a front opening with fastenings, sleeves, and a yoke or bodice section with skirt attached – preferably with lace somewhere. So a BSJ is not a matinee jacket to my mind. I was wondering if other knitters thought it qualified, or not. I fancy knitting another one and have no babies to knit for.

      • hilltopkatie 17th August 2013 at 8:18 am #

        Pretty much, though apparently elbow length is too long…

        • SandaySpinner 17th August 2013 at 9:49 am #

          Really? I’d have thought long sleeves would still be a shrug (thinking BBC Austen productions here) The key point being non-closing garment quickly shrugged onto cold choulders

          • SandaySpinner 17th August 2013 at 9:50 am #

            or possibly even shoulders 🙂

  2. SpinningGill 16th August 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Why not ask the Postie – she’d have a good idea. 🙂

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