A fitted Fair Isle jacket with cable and lace details. Cables shape the waist and form the peplum. The mandarin collar and sleeve cuffs are also cabled, with a narrow Horseshoe lace edging.
The body is worked in the round with a steek up the front. This is then cut and the button and button holes bands are knitted on sideways. The button hole band is also edged with Horsehoe lace.
The sleeves are worked together in the round using a techniques known as ‘Siamese sleeves’. This is fully explained in the text and with photos.
Length It is easy to change the length of the jacket BELOW THE WAIST shaping – just add the extra rows in graphite at the start or repeat the first 8 rows of the chart. If you change the length of the body ABOVE THE WAIST, you will have to change the sleeves if you want the pattern on the sleeve cap to match the body. To do this, either increase the sleeve length by the same amount as the body, or change the starting point of the sleeve pattern.
Jamieson and Smith’s 2 ply jumper weight Shetland wool 25 g balls in the following colours:
shade / size 1 2 3 4 5
1A (off white) 8 10 12 14 17
81 (graphite) 6 7 8 10 12
21 (navy) 2 2 2 2 2
34 (dark green) 2 2 2 2 2
20 (purple) 2 2 2 2 2
9113 (burgundy) 2 2 2 2 2