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Little Edo

Knitted Jackets: 20 Designs from Classic to Contemporary
Knitting
November 2008
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
974 yards (891 m)
46.75 (50.5)" / 118.5 (128.5) cm chest circumference

A more fitted, cropped version of the Edo jacket (from the same book), the style of this knitted lace jacket is based on the traditionally-simple Japanese hanten jacket. Lower body is worked in one piece to the armholes; then back and fronts are divided and worked separately to the shoulders. Sleeves are worked back and forth in rows, then attached to the body by binding off the live sleeve sts together with sts picked up around the armhole opening, using the three-needle bind-off method.

Sizing notes: The jacket has a loose fit (4-6” / 10-15 cm of ease). The size of the jacket is determined by the needle size - the larger size is made using larger needles. For this reason, doing a gauge swatch is very important!

  • Size A: 46.75” / 118.5 cm chest; 20.5” / 52 cm length
  • Size B: 50.5” / 128.5 cm chest; 22.25” / 56.5 cm length

Yarn: 3 hanks (both sizes) Cheryl Oberle’s Reflections Hand-dyed (55% mohair; 45% merino; about 325 yd / 297 m = 8 oz / 227 g). Shown in Iris.

Gauge:

  • Size A: 18 sts and 26 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette on larger needles. 14 sts and 23 rows - 4” / 10 cm in lace patterns on larger needles.
  • Size B: 17 sts and 25 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette on larger needles. 13 sts and 21 rows - 4” / 10 cm in lace patterns on larger needles.

Needles:

  • Size A: Body and sleeves - US 7 / 4.5 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles. Bottom border, front and neck border, and sleeve cuffs - US 5 / 3.75 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles.
  • Size B: Body and sleeves - US 8 / 5 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles. Bottom border, front and neck border, and sleeve cuffs - US 6 / 4 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles.

Notions:

  • Stitch markers (several of each in 2 different colors)
  • Smooth cotton scrap yarn for holders

Techniques (included in book):

  • Three-needle bind-off
  • Pick up by knitting