Recipe for a Rustic Jacket by Mona C. NicLeòid

Recipe for a Rustic Jacket

October 2011
Aran (8 wpi) ?
adaptable to individual size
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

News: This pattern will be updated in 2017 to be a bit more representative of my current pattern writing standards. It will, however, remain a free recipe.

The KAL group has been dormant for quite a while, and in case of any questions I would recommend you visit my design group Spindle & Sword.


Knit this jacket in your individual size and with your favourite yarn. No specific tension/gauge required. Start right away and figure it out as you go. Have fun!

This is not a standard pattern with minute instructions for specific sizes. It is a 13 page tutorial or construction recipe with detailed information on how to adapt this jacket to your measurements and preferred yarn.
It includes instructions for a well-fitted hood that avoids some of the shortcomings of average hoods.

Rustic wool yarns of medium to bulkier weight (14 to 22 sts per 10 cm/ 4’’) are recommended for the result to look similar to the original, which was knitted in Studio Donegal Aran Tweed.

The original design of this jacket was inspired by a “Robin Hood” themed KAL in the “Folklore and Fairy Tales” group. It is dedicated to the Horned God of the Forest, aka Herne, for whom my original project is named.

In keeping with the spirit of the design, if you like the pattern please consider making a small donation to a local organisation that cares for forests, woodland or similar natural areas.