Fisherman's Rib Jacket
Influenced by both a 1950’s loose empire collar and a classic fisherman’s sweater, I initially designed this sweater in a loose, tweed yarn to be worn with a skirt to work. When I was finished, I realized that it would make an even nicer jacket to wear in lieu of a coat in cool weather. I especially like it when I am out on errands or going to back-to-back meetings and taking on and off a big coat just seems like too much work.
SIZES; XS (S, M, L, 1XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL) Shown in size S. This jacket is made to an “average” fit, not fitted.
YARN: Brown Sheep Company’s Lanaloft, worsted weight, 100% wool yarn. 8(8,9,10,11,12,13,14) 100 gram skeins (approximate yardage needed = 1200 (1250, 1350, 1500, 1700, 1900, 1050, 2200)).
I have also made this sweater in Silk City Fibers 10-ply Cashmere (www.loriversaci.etsy.com) and Karabella Yarns’ Soft Tweed, which makes a lighter, looser stitch jacket. Other worsted weight wools would also work well including Cascade 220, Lorna’s Laces’ Shepherd Worsted, Malabrigo worsted merino, Manos del Uruguay worsted-weight wool or Farmhouse Yarns’ Andy’s Merino.
GAUGE: 15 stitches/ 30 rows on size 10 needles
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