This is the the first version of the fourth pattern in Craft Work Knit, my self-published collection of 10 new designs.
My neighbors, dedicated bikers, had a baby, and I wanted to knit something that would suit their taste. Additionally, they didn’t know the baby’s sex, so I chose to use unisex, “adult” colors for my design. I watched the movie Death Race on cable, and the main character wore a striped leather jacket. That was it! Death Race Baby, baby.
The body of this jacket is knit in one piece to the armholes, then worked in pieces to the shoulders. The sleeves are worked flat and seamed. After the jacket is assembled, stitches are picked up along the neck to knit the collar. This is a great small project to try out intarsia or some new finishing techniques, because the knitting required is minimal!
The stripes of the jacket are simple intarsia, and the jacket snaps closed with snap tape.
Instructions for both the Death Race and Le Mans version of this pattern are included in this PDF.
ERRATA: For Back, instruction 6 (Shape back neck and shoulders), Row 1 should read as follows:
k10 (11, 12, 12, 13) sts; join a second ball of yarn and BO center 9 sts; k to end.