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#03 Chanel Jacket

Knitting
August 2005
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches in reverse Stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
802 - 1157 yards (733 - 1058 m)
34 (38, 42, 46, 50)" (86.5 [96.5, 106.5, 117, 127] cm) bust circumference
This pattern is available for download for $3.85.

Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store: “The Chanel jacket is the emblem of urbane, no-nonsense style, even when it’s tricked out with a sprinkling of mother-of-pearl buttons and a lustery knitted trim.”

Finished Size: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)” (86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127) cm) bust circumference. Jacket shown measures 34” (86.5 cm).

Yarn:

  • Filatura di Crosa Tokyo (55% extrafine merino, 35% polyester, 10% polyamide; 71 yd 65 m/50 g): #12 mauve tweed (MC), 10 (11, 13, 15) balls.
  • Stacy Charles Galaxy (50% viscose, 25% acrylic, 15% nylon, 5% polyester, 5% cupro; 92 yd 84 m/50 g): #1 gold metallic (CC), 1 ball.
  • Yarns distributed by Tahki/Stacy Charles.

Yarn weight: #4 - Medium

Gauge: 13 sts and 21 rows = 4” (10 cm) in reverse St st with larger needles.

Needles:

  • Body and sleeves - Size 9 (5.5 mm).
  • Edging - Size 8 (5 mm).
  • Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; several dozen buttons in coordinating colors and assorted sizes; sharp-pointed sewing needle and matching thread for sewing on buttons.

Originally Published: Knitscene, Fall/Winter 2005