Jackaroo by Amy Herzog


June 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1000 - 2000 yards (914 - 1829 m)
1XS, 2XS, 1S, 2S, 1M, 2M, 1L, 2L, 3L, 1X, 2X, 3X
This pattern is available for free.

This jacket is the kind of go-to piece we all want in our closet. It’s comfortable, goes with everything, and has just enough polished touches to pull an outfit together. It is extremely easy to modify; vertical darts are used for waist shaping, and the pieced construction lets you handle one modification at a time and provides the structure needed for a jacket. It is worked in pieces from the bottom up, with in-line pockets that are finished with seams. The use of applied i-cord on the unfinished edgings of the sweater gives an unobtrusive but neat, “finished” appearance to those edges. It also stabilizes the openings and provides structure.