Altered Austen Jacket by Caddy Melville Ledbetter

Altered Austen Jacket

Knitting
March 2009
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on smaller needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
660 - 955 yards (604 - 873 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X)

Short, empire-waist jacket, featuring patch pockets, short puffed sleeves, and elastic in the back to create a gorgeous pleating effect. (Note: Caddy is wearing the jacket on the book’s cover.)

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizing Information:

  • XS (S, M, L, 1X)
  • Finished hem: 48 (53, 57.5, 63.5, 68)“ / 122 (134.5, 146, 162, 172.5) cm
  • Finished bust: 31.5 (35.5, 39.5, 43.5, 47.5)“ / 80 (90, 100, 110.5, 121) cm
  • Finished shoulder width: 13.5 (14, 14.5, 15, 15.5)“ / 34.5 (35.5, 37, 38, 39.5) cm
  • Finished length: 19.5 (20, 20.5, 21. 21.5)“ / 49.5 (51, 52, 53.5, 54.5) cm
  • Finished sleeve length: 12.25 (13, 13.75, 14.5, 15.25)“ / 31 (33, 35, 37, 39) cm

Materials:

  • 660 (735, 810, 875, 955) yd / 595 (660, 730, 790, 860) m (8-8-9-10-11 balls) Needful Yarn London Tweed (95% wool, 5% viscose, each approx. 1 3/4 oz / 50g and 92 yd / 85m), in color 10 green (medium/worsted weight)
  • One pair 5 mm / US 8 needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • One pair 5.5 mm / US 9 needles
  • 2 Stitch holders
  • 2 1/4 yd / 2 m Ribbon, 1/2” / 13 mm wide
  • 24-36” / 61-91.5 cm Elastic (to fit waist), 1/4” / 6 mm wide
  • Tapestry needle
  • 4 Buttons, 1” / 25 mm wide