Belted Wrap Jacket
Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Winter 2005: “Shirley Paden shows her mastery of lace patterns in this scallop-edged wrapped cardigan. The body is worked in an allover lace pattern, and the neckline is finished with a wide, ribbed shawl collar. Extra-long flaired cuffs add a retro elegance, and a simple ribbed belt provides a little waist shaping while it holds the fronts together.
Finished Size: 41 (47)” (104 119.5 cm) bust circumference, wrapped and belted. Note: Front overlap can be adjusted for a roomier fit to produce a slightly larger size when worn.
Yarn: Tahki/Stacy Charles Zara (100% merino; 136 yd 125 m/50 g): #1525 red, 18 (21) balls.
- Body and sleeves - size 7 (4.5 mm).
- Collar - size 6 (4 mm).
- Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch holders or square needles; size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook (for belt CO); tapestry needle.
Gauge: 26 sts=4” (10 cm) and 43 rows=6” (15 cm) in miniature wings pattern from chart on larger needles.
- The back and fronts contain an exact number of rows to ensure that that pattern meets correctly at the shoulders. To lengthen or shorten the body, add or subtract a full 10-row repeat of the miniature wings pattern below the armhole shaping; every 10 rows added or removed will lengthen or shorten the body by about 1¼” (3.2 cm). In order for the sleeve and collar pieces to match the body properly, do not make any length adjustments to the armhole or neck depths. For a longer jacket you may need to purchase more yarn.
- Knit the first and last stitch of every row for selvedge stitches; these selvedge stitches are not shown on the chart.
- The selvedge stitches are not included in calculating the measurements shown on the schematic.
- If there are not enough stitches as a result of shaping to work a yarnover or decrease with its companion yarnover or decrease, work the sts in St st until there are the correct number of sts to resume working the pattern again.