Crazy Quilt Jacket by Jane Elliott
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Crazy Quilt Jacket

Knitting
January 2002
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
3000 - 3200 yards (2743 - 2926 m)
One Size
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I thought that it would be fun to design something for the adventuresome knitter who might enjoy a foray into the area of multidirectional knitting. This jacket, admittedly quite challenging, is surprisingly straightforward and foolproof, if you follow the instructions exactly. Make yours in one solid color for a more classic look, or go multitexture and multicolor if a bold and dramatic look is more to your liking.

No matter how you choose to individualize your Crazy Quilt Jacket, the process is sure to fascinate you and keep you moving forward. You will not be bored, and the result of your efforts is guaranteed to provoke a response from those who see it.

The hip measurement is 56” if knitted in a gauge of 5 sts = 1” on a size 6 needle, and 60” if knit in a gauge of 4 sts = 1” on a size 7 needle; you can achieve other sizes above, below, or between these by varying your needle size and/or weight of yarn.

Here are the yarn requirements to make both a multicolored and a solid jacket (worsted-wt yarn):

Multicolor Version
9 skeins beige @ 100 yds
8 skeins plum @ 100 yds
6 skeins mustard @ 100 yds
5 skeins sage @ 100 yds
2 skeins forest @ 81 yds
4 skeins hairy @ 81 yds (use double)
2 skeins copper @ 147 yds
2 skeins gold @ 100 yds
1 skein each persimmon, cocoa, and rust @ 81 yds
3 skeins each bumpy, multi, sparkly @ 115 yds in different colors
1 skein each persimmon, gold, and blue chenille

Solid Version
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15 skeins @ 215 yds

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Needles: 2 pairs straight size 6 (Med - Large) or Size 7 (Large-XL)

Sundries: crochet hook size D
6 buttons
DPN
stitch markers
bobbins

Numbers in boldface at the end of certain rows indicate the total number of sts left unworked at that end unless specified otherwise.

Follow all instructions exactly; as with my other diagonally-knit designs, deviating from the specific calculations will give an unsatisfactory result.