Perrault by Susan Crawford


December 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stocking stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1908 - 2703 yards (1745 - 2472 m)
32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46
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This sumptuous, flattering jacket is knitted in one piece to the underarm where the fronts and back are then divided and knitted separately. The peplum is discreetly shaped within the pattern leading to a ribbed waistband. The main cabled pattern continues up each front and the back with the surrounding stitches worked in reverse stocking stitch throughout. The sleeves are knitted separately with cuff detail to match the peplum. They are then gently gathered at the shoulder to allow room for another garment to be worn underneath. 

The hood is worked in one piece and is gathered at the back to create a truly fairy tale style hood. An open ended zip is sewn in to bring the design up to date and make it a truly useful piece in your wardrobe. 

Knitted in Excelana 4ply 100% british wool from Susan Crawford in Ruby Red colour way.

The pattern contains a combination of charted and written instructions along with full making up instructions.

The pattern contains full instructions for all of the following sizes:

32-34in (81-86cm); 36-38in (92-97cm); 40-42in (102-107cm); 44-46in (112-117cm)

Materials needed are as follows:

Susan Crawford Excelana 4ply 100% pure British Wool (159m/174yds per 50g ball)

12 (13, 15, 17) balls in shade Ruby Red
1 pair 2.75 (US 2) straight needles
or 1 2.75mm circular needle 80-100cm long
1 3.25mm (US 4) circular needle 80-100cm long
1 pair 4mm (US 6) straight needles
1 cable needle
4 stitch markers
Stitch holders or spare needles
1 open-ended zip between 20-24in (50-60cm) long - it is advisable to measure front opening of jacket once knitting is block to see what zip length you will need.
Sewing needle and thread
4.5yds (4m) of 1/4in (2cm) wide ribbon if required.