I get more compliments on this sweater than any other one of my designs. The stitch makes it so special. It is a simple design, easy to make (the only challenge is the stitch) and the result is so special. With a zipper, the jacket is more sporty and with hooks and eyes it is more polished. The basketweave stitch is very dense, making it a very warm garment. I have used 10-ply cashmere (www.loriversaci.etsy.com), but soft, bulky wool, like Brown Sheep Company’s Lanaloft, Malabrigo Bulky or Fly Designs Wooly SIngles are great alternatives (www.littleknits.com).
SIZES: XS (S, M, L, 1XL, 2XL, 3XL) Shown in size M.
YARN: Shown knit in Silk City Fibers 10-ply cashmere (available at www.loriversaci.etsy.com). Soft, bulky wool, like Brown Sheep Company’s Lanaloft, Malabrigo Bulky or Fly Designs Wooly SIngles are great alternatives (www.littleknits.com) Approximately 1000 (1100, 1250, 1450, 1600, 1800, 2000) yards.
CLOSURE: A zipper to size or 5 - 7 coat hooks and eyes or 3 buckles for closure.
GAUGE: 18 stitches/ 16 rows in Basketweave Stitch (see below) on size 13 needles
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