High Street Jacket by Alexis Di Gregorio

High Street Jacket

June 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15.5 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 7 - 4.5 mm
804 - 1206 yards (735 - 1103 m)
34.25 (38.5, 42.5, 46.75, 53)" bust circumference, buttoned
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Sophisticated lines make this jacket stand out from the crowd. Its comfortable yet flattering fit recalls shapely silhouettes from the 1930s—imagine strolling down the streets of London, Oxford, or Cambridge between the wars, looking fabulously chic.

Difficulty Expert

Finished Size 34.25 (38.5, 42.5, 46.75, 53)“ bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 38.5”; modeled with 3.5” of positive ease.

Yarn Quince & Co. Lark (100% wool): #149 damson, 6 (6, 7, 8, 9) skeins.

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 32” circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle; eight 3/4” buttons.

Gauge 15.5 sts and 23 rnds = 4” in St st.

Notes The body of this cardigan is worked back and forth in one piece from the lower edge to the underarm, then the upper fronts and back are worked separately. Stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armhole and the sleeves are worked from the top down in the round with short-rows to shape the sleeve cap.