Hill Top Jacket by Joanna Johnson

Hill Top Jacket

November 2010
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
1210 - 2530 yards (1106 - 2313 m)
29[32,35,38,42,46,50,56,62] inches (chest)
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The Hill Top Jacket, named in honor of Beatrix Potter’s farm, is a “grown-up” version of Phoebe’s Sweater, the girl’s pattern from my children’s knitting book of the same name. After dozens and dozens of requests for a women’s version of this sweater, I am happy to offer the Hill Top Jacket for sale in nine sizes ranging from 29”-62”. The Hill Top Jacket is a seamless garment knit from the hem up in a bulky weight wool. The pattern instructions clearly guide you through a simple technique for customizing the fit of the garment to your exact body type and height. The smallest sizes pick up where Phoebe’s Sweater left off and are appropriate for a preteen or teenager.

As a special feature of this pattern, the pdf includes hand drawn illustrated stationary by my husband, Eric, of an English Sheepdog overlooking a flock of sheep on a hillside. Of course the dog is wearing a handknit sweater! You may print as many of the illustrated cards as you like for your personal use. We decided to do this after many requests for stationary of Eric’s artwork, and hope you enjoy this addition to the knitting pattern’s features.

Teresa, who models the jacket, is a modern day Beatrix Potter. She has raised sheep since she was given a pair of orphan lambs at the tender age of 12. An avid spinner and knitter, Teresa has helped students at a local high school log over 10,000 hours knitting hats for charity, and is currently writing a chapter book about a favorite family horse, that is, when she is not caring for her flock of Registered Rambouillet sheep!

Many thanks for those who helped develop this pattern: Hadley Austin for tech editing, Christa Tippmann for the photography, and Karen Degeal for test knitting.

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