Modular Magic by Stephen West

Modular Magic

September 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Seed Stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1500 - 2000 yards (1372 - 1829 m)
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This modular jacket is composed of simple rectangles with very little shaping. The garter stitch and seed stitch sections are picked up and knit from previous shapes so there is very little seaming. The first section of the body is knit sideways until it comfortably wraps around your body. After establishing this first shape, the instructions guide you to knit a size that matches your body proportions. The sample features a variety of worsted and chunky yarns for a textured colorful fabric. Highlight each section of the jacket with contrasting colors or keep the color play as simple and neutral as you want. The collar, armhole, and length are also customizable to reflect your personal style.

Size: Customizable

Finished Measurements: Sample measures 42” / 107 cm chest circumference and is shown on a 41” / 104cm chest.

Yarn: Heavy Worsted or chunky weight

Yarn Amount: Approximately 1200g. Surround yourself with plenty of color and fiber options so you can enjoy mixing different yarns and building your color palette as you knit. You can hold smaller strands together to get a thicker gauge like 2 strands of DK weight held together or 3 strands of fingering weight.

Shown in: Chunky Handspun Wool
Lorna’s Laces Masham Worsted
Orkney Angora St. Magnus DK (held double)

Needles: 40” US 10 / 6mm circular

Notions: Tapestry needle

Gauge: 14 sts & 28 rows = 4” / 10cm in seed stitch

Pattern Notes: Play with stripes and color blocks and enjoy mixing different fibers together. In the sample garment, a new color is worked for each new section.