Chenille Cutaway Jacket
Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Fall 2005: “For Teva Durham, ladies’ jackets have a romantic feminist quality - they signify an independent woman making her way in a male-dominated world. Moreover, they are a wardrobe staple that can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. For this cropped jacket, Teva has mimicked the cutaway shape of a gentleman’s frock coat. The bodice is worked in a single piece from lower edge to neck, then stitches are picked up along the lower bodice edge; the cutaway hem, shaped with short rows, is worked in the opposite direction. A separating zipper gives this little frock coat a very modern finish.”
Finished Size: 33½ (35¼, 36¾, 38½, 40, 41½)” (85 89.5, 93.5, 98, 101.5, 105.5 cm) bust circumference, zipped.
Yarn: Patons Bohemian (81% polyester, 19% acrylic; 68 yd 62 m/80 g): #11110 indigo indulgence (blue/brown multi), 6 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9) balls
Needles: Size 10 (6 mm): 32” (80-cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle; 10 (10, 11, 11, 12, 12)” (25.5 25.5, 28, 28, 30.5, 30.5 cm) #3 separating zipper; sewing needle and matching thread; leather zipper pull (optional).
- This yarn is composed of two strands that are loosely twisted together; be sure to catch both strands with each stitch; otherwise, you may inadvertently work the two strands separately and accidentally increase a stitch.
- The bodice is worked in one piece to the armholes, then divided for the back and fronts. Stitches for the cut-away hem are picked up from the cast-on edge of the bodice and worked downward.