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Rachel's Jacket

Knitting
November 2008
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 13.5 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
1290 - 1720 yards (1180 - 1573 m)
40.5 (44.5, 47.5, 51.5)" / 103 (113, 120.5, 131) cm chest circumference

Hand-dyed yarns are showcased in this jacket, which uses two strands of mohair yarn, one brushed and one loopy, to create a soft and subtle bouclé fabric in simple stockinette stitch. Lower body is worked in one piece to the armholes; then back and fronts are divided and worked separately to the shoulders. Stitches for sleeves are picked up around the armhole and worked back and forth in rows down to the wrist, and then sleeve seams are sewn.

Fit: Loose (4-6”/ 10-15 cm)

Measurements:

  • Chest: 40.5 (44.5, 47.5, 51.5)” / 103 (113, 120.5, 131) cm
  • Length (from shoulders): 20 (22, 23.5, 25)” / 50.5 (56, 59.5, 63.5) cm

Yarn:

  • Note: Jacket is knit with one strand of each yarn, held together throughout. The two strands together work up into a chunky gauge.
  • 3 (3, 4, 4) skeins Weaving Southwest Rio Grande Hand-Dyed Brushed Mohair (78% mohair, 13% wool, 9% nylon; about 215 yd / 197 m in 3.5 oz / 100 grams). Shown in Camouflage.
  • 3 (3, 4, 4) skeins Weaving Southwest Rio Grande Hand-Dyed Mohair Loop (78% mohair, 13% wool, 9% nylon; 215 yd / 197 m in 3.5 oz / 100 grams). Shown in Camouflage.

Needles:

  • Body and sleeves: US 13 / 9 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needle.
  • Sleeve shaping: US 11 / 8 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needle.

Notions:

  • Stitch markers
  • Smooth cotton scrap yarn for holders
  • One 1.5” / 3.8 cm button

Techniques (included in the book):

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