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Jack

Sunset Cat Designs
The Sanguine Gryphon
Knitting
December 2010
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch in QED with US 6 needles.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
670 - 1500 yards (613 - 1372 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X): Finished Bust Measurements: 27.5 (31, 35.5, 39, 43.5, 47, 51.5)”/70 (79, 90, 99, 110.5, 119.5, 131) cm. Total length, excluding ruffle: (18, 18, 20, 20, 20, 20, 22.5, 22.5)”/ 46 (46, 51, 51, 51, 57, 57) cm Hem ruffle adds 2.5”/6
This pattern is available for $7.00.

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Shown in ‘QED’, in Sceptical Chymist, and ‘Little Traveller’, in Southside of Chicago.

Jacks – as in Jack the Giantkiller, Jack and the Beanstalk – are full of pluck and aided by luck. Charles de Lint, an award-winning author known for his urban fantasy novels, featured a Jack in two of his earliest novels.

Jacky Rowan, a formerly conservative, shy woman recently dumped by her boyfriend, embraces the otherworld just a sidestep away from our own and her role as a Giant-slaying, Swan-prince rescuing protector of Toronto and its human and Fae inhabitants.

This sweater, combining feminine ruffles and beanstalk-invoking cables and lace, is perfect for any feisty heroine.

  • Worked bottom up in one piece
  • Sized for XS-3X
  • Scoop neck
  • Waist shaping/darts
  • Short sleeves
  • Ruffles in a contrasting color at hem & sleeves
  • Sleeve stitches picked up around armholes
  • Sleeve cap formed by short rows
  • Ribbing at sides for additional shaping

This sweater is sized with negative ease for a snugger fit. If you prefer a looser fit, work your sweater in the next size up.

Skills required: reading charts, cabling, picking up stitches, grafting/Kitchener stitch, knitting in the round, short rows.