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Box Top

Knitted Jackets: 20 Designs from Classic to Contemporary
Knitting
November 2008
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in Box Stitch pattern
US 11 - 8.0 mm
5.0 mm (H)
765 - 935 yards (700 - 855 m)
47.5 (51, 54.5)" / 120.5 (129.5, 138.5) cm chest circumference

Boxy, easy-fitting jacket in highly-textured wool created with easy Box Stitch pattern. Lower body is worked in one piece to the armholes; then the back and fronts are divided and worked separately to the shoulders. Stitches for sleeves are picked up around the armhole, and sleeves are worked circularly down to the wrist.

Fit: Oversized (6” / 15 cm or more)

Measurements:

  • Chest: 47.5 (51, 54.5)” / 120.5 (129.5, 138.5) cm
  • Length: 25.5 (26.5, 27.5)” / 65 (67, 70) cm

Yarn: 9 )10, 11) skeins Schoolhouse Press Sheepsdown (100% wool; 85 yd / 78 m = 4 oz / 113 gr. Model is in Pale Gray.

Notions:

  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Smooth cotton scrap yarn for holders
  • Three 1.5” / 3.8 cm buttons

Techniques: (all included in the book)

  • Three-needle bind-off
  • Pick up by knitting
  • Crochet slip stitch
  • Crochet chain stitch