Jong by Julie Tootill
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January 2017
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 13 - 9.0 mm
7.0 mm
864 yards (790 m)
One size
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Now available in English, French, Danish and Spanish
(When downloading the pattern you will have the option of choosing either the English, French, Danish and Spanish version)

Jong is a one size fits all pattern….minimal detail, maximum style. This bulky oversized garter stitch jacket is knitted top-down with faux seams. It’s a great cover-up and warm enough to wear as an outer jacket on most occasions. Its simple style means that it looks good dressed up or down and has the added advantage of being a really quick and easy knit.

The jacket is three quarter length but could easily be lengthened or shortened according to personal taste. The sleeves are turned back just above the wrist for a slightly cropped look.

This pattern is as yet untested although I’ve knitted it 3 times in total. On each occasion I pretty much kept to the same instructions as my original jacket, which was designed as I knitted, but my notes have been tweaked along the way. It is only when I came to actually writing the pattern that I realised just how sparse my original notes were. Parts seemed to be missing and some were nothing more than stitch counts and scribbles which were almost impossible to decipher! On the positive side I’ve now completed the pattern notes in full and I am happy to answer any queries.

If any errors or inconsistencies are found then please let me know and I’ll amend asap.

Finished garment measurements
Specified lengths are pre-blocking. Pattern measurements are made with the garment laid flat without stretching. You should expect the finished length to increase slightly after blocking as is normal when working garter stitch with a bulky weight yarn.

Length of sleeve from neck edge to cuff - 23” (58.5cm)
Length of sleeve from underarm to cuff - 11” (28cm)
Length from centre back to centre bottom - 26” (65cm)

Garter stitch swatch (10cm X 10cm) - 11 sts x 19 rows - 9mm needles.

Pattern released date

Pattern updated (stitch discrepancy corrected)

Release of the French version of this pattern.
My thanks to Melanie Dewart for kindly translating the pattern into French.

Release of the Danish version to Ravelry.
My thanks to Marianne Holmen for kindly translating the pattern into Danish. Marianne’s knitting website also includes the Danish version of this pattern along with many others available for download.

Release of the Spanish version of this pattern.
My thanks to Azahara Vicente Jara for kindly translating the pattern into Spanish.

Happy knitting.