Diamond Panel Jacket by Melody Johnson
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Diamond Panel Jacket

Knitting
September 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1200 - 1500 yards (1097 - 1372 m)
all sizes...determined by width of diamond
This pattern is available for free.

Modular design with panels of mitered diamonds, knit first. Sides panels picked up and knit from front panels, with a cast on hem, then joined in the round. Sleeves are knit from the side panels remaining stitches. Finished with collar and button rows in contrasting yarn.
Suggesting knitting a swatch diamond first to determine size. Measure the width and height of diamond and extrapolate from there.
For example, a five inch wide diamond will result in a back panel of 10 inches and front panels of five inches each. Side panels will be determined by deducting 20 inches from the hip measurement plus 2-3 inches of ease, divided by two. 40 inch hips will need to have side panels that measure 10-13 inches in width or 50-65 cast on stitches at the hem.