Autumn Leaves Jacket
I’d have to say that the colors of the yarn inspired this sweater; the soft, fall colors reminded me of walking through the woods with the leaves swirling down. I wanted it to be a jacket that could be worn during the changing of the seasons so I knit it at a tighter gauge than usual. I am a big advocate of personalizing things that I make, and I wanted to give others a chance to make this design their own. I left the sweater plain for the most part, so that the detail could be added later, with embroidery, as the knitter desires.
Shown in 24 months
Chest: 17.2520.5, 21.75, 22.75, 24, 26 inches
Length: 78.5, 9.75, 10.5, 11.5, 12.5 inches
Berroco Ultra Alpaca 50% Peruvian Wool, 50% Super Fine Alpaca; 215 yds/198 meters per 3.5 ounce/100 gram hank;
#6279 Potting Soil Mix [MC]; 2 skeins #6281 Redwood Mix [CC1]; 25 yards #6280 Mahogany Mix [CC2]; 25 yards #6253 Dijon [CC3]; 25 yards #6275 Pea Soup Mix [CC4]; 25 yards
Recommended needle sizes
US #4/3.5mm 24 inch circular needle and dpns (set of 4)
US #5/3.75mm 24 inch circular needle and dpns (set of 4)
4-6 .5inch buttons
23 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in St st on larger size needles before washing and blocking
21 sts and 31 rows = 4 inches in St st on larger size needles after washing and blocking
Note: Ultra Alpaca relaxes after washing and blocking. Pattern calculations are based on the post-washing gauge.