Kensington Tweed by Kate Bostwick
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Kensington Tweed

Knitting
September 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
850 - 1470 yards (777 - 1344 m)
Finished bust: 32" (36", 40", 44", 48", 52", 56")
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Kensington Tweed is a double-breasted piece with a classic look. It can be worn to the office with a blouse and dress pants, or dressed-down with a pair of jeans and boots. This is the kind of jacket that will be a closet staple.

The jacket is knit from the bottom up with set-in sleeves that are knit in the round from the bottom up and sewn in later. The piece is finished off with an applied I-cord edging around the body, neck and cuffs. The pattern contains a photo tutorial for the applied I-cord edging.

Sizes
Finished bust sizes 32 “ (36”, 40”, 44”, 48”, 52”, 56”) 81 (92, 102, 112, 122, 133, 142) cm designed to be worn with 4” 10 cm of ease to allow for wear over blouses without being bulky.

Suggested Yarn
Knit Picks City Tweed DK; 55% Merino wool, 25% Superfine alpaca, 20% Donegal tweed; 123 yds 112 m/1.76 oz 50 g - 850 (940, 1030, 1140, 1250, 1380, 1470) yds 780 (860, 940, 1040, 1140, 1260, 1350) m of Chipmunk (24548).

Knit Picks Palette; 100% Peruvian Highland wool; 231 yds 211 m/1.76 oz 50 g - 80 (85, 95, 100, 100, 110, 110) yds 75 (80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 100) m of Oyster Heather (24559).

Needles
US# 6 4 mm (or size needed to get gauge) straight or circular and DPNs (or preferred needles for small-circumference knitting).
US# 4 3.5 mm (or 2 sizes smaller than needle size needed to get gauge) DPNs.

Notions
Stitch markers, 10 buttons 1” 25 mm in diameter, tapestry needle.

Gauge
19 sts and 30 rows/4” 10 cm in St st blocked.

Acknowledgements
Thank you to Anne Marie Hart for technical editing and to all of my wonderful testers! Also, a big thanks to my sister Jennifer for modeling on a lovely morning.