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#19 Swing Jacket

Knitting
December 2007
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in St st using size 8 (5mm) needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1540 - 1760 yards (1408 - 1609 m)
Small/Medium
Errata available: vogueknitting.com

Pattern description from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2007-08: “The striking diagonals on the body and elbow-length sleeves of Shiri Mor’s raglan-shaped swing cardi are created with multicolored short rows. The sweater is constructed site to side with ‘Creative Focus Worsted’ from Nashua Handknits/Westminster Fibers.”

“Standard-fitting trapeze shaped jacket with short row color wedges and single button closure. Sized for Small/Medium and Large and shown in size Small/Medium on page 86.”

Knitted Measurements:

  • Small/Medium (Large)
  • Bust (closed) 35 (41)”/ 89 (104)cm
  • Length 23 (24)”/58.5 (61)cm
  • Upper arm 11 (13.25)”/28 (33.5)cm

Additional Materials:

  • One 1”/25mm button
  • 1yd/1m of 2”/5cm wide grosgrain ribbon (optional, to reinforce the front opening)

Notes:

  1. “Jacket is constructed from seam edge across to the opposite seam edge and the swing shape is achieved by using short row wedges.”
  2. “All rows, even short rows, will be spelled out as ‘row’ throughout the instructions.”