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Frostbite

Jacquelyn Jefferies Knitting Designs
Knitting
November 2007
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette and beaded rib
US 6 - 4.0 mm
800 - 1700 yards (732 - 1554 m)
XS-3X
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Frostbite is a slightly shaped vintage inspired cropped jacket with a densely beaded ribbing border. Seamless top-down raglan construction, sleeve length options and silver lined crystal beads make it something special for your wardrobe.

DIFFICULTY: appropriate for beginning to intermediate knitters. The pattern involves basic decreasing, pre-stringing beads, and following a chart.

GAUGE
22 sts/28 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch

SIZE
XS S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3Xn size L- long sleeve)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 30 34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54 inches
Length: 14.5 15.25, 15.5, 15.75, 16.25, 16.75, 17 inches

YARN REQUIREMENTS
800 850, 900, 1100, 1300, 1500, 1700 yards DK weight yarn
Recommended yarns: Cestari Wool 3-ply, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Soft Rock, ArtYarns UltraMerino 6, Southwest Trading Co. Bamboo. (Model was knit in Handpaintedyarns.com Double Knit in color Opal Grey)
TIP: Yarns that are too delicate will not withstand the pre-stringing process.

NOTIONS
1 set US #6/4mm double-point needles
32-inch US #6/4mm circular needle
1400 1500, 1600, 1700, 1900, 2000 size 6/0 seed beads (Silver-lined crystal beads were used in model)
Big eye needle or small piece of wire
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers (6)