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Scholar's Jacket

Knitting
November 2008
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
1600 - 1800 yards (1463 - 1646 m)
43.75 (46.75, 50)" / 111 (118.5, 127) cm chest circumferfence

Jacket features alternating columns of stockinette stitch and cables, side pockets, seed stitch side panels, and high ribbed neck. Pocket openings are created as the body is knit and then the pockets are knit on the inside. Lower body is worked in one piece to the bottom edge of the pocket slits, then divided into separate sections to create the vertical pocket openings. Lower body is joined and worked in one piece again above the pockets until the armholes; then back and fronts are divided and worked separately to the shoulders. Sleeve sts are picked up around the armhole and sleeves are worked circularly down to the cuff.

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

  • Size A: 43.75” / 111 cm chest; 25” / 63.5 cm length
  • Size B: 46.75” / 118.5 cm chest; 26.75” / 68 cm length
  • Size C: 50” / 127 cm chest; 28” / 71 cm length

Yarn: 8 (8, 9) skeins Philosopher’s Wool 2-ply Worsted (100% wool; 200 yd / 183 m = 4 oz / 113 g). Shown in Dark Green Heather.

Gauge:

  • Size A: 17 sts and 27 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette on larger needles. 20-st cable panel from chart measures about 3.5” / 9 cm wide on larger needles.
  • Size B: 16 sts and 25 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette on larger needles. 20-st cable panel from chart measures about 3.75” / 9.5 cm wide on larger needles.
  • Size C: 15 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette on larger needles. 20-st cable panel from chart measures about 4” / 10 cm wide on larger needles.

Needles:

  • Size A: Body, sleeves, pockets, and pocket bands - US 7 / 4.5 mm, 24” and 16” / 60 and 40 cm circular needles, and set of 4 double-pointed needles. Bottom ribbing, cuffs, front bands, and neckband - US 5 / 3.75 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles and set of 4 double-pointed needles.
  • Size B: Body, sleeves, pockets, and pocket bands - US 8 / 5 mm, 24” and 16” / 60 and 40 cm circular needles, and set of 4 double-pointed needles. Bottom ribbing, cuffs, front bands, and neckband - US 6 / 4 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles and set of 4 double-pointed needles.
  • Size C: Body, sleeves, pockets, and pocket bands - US 9 / 5.5 mm, 24” and 16” / 60 and 40 cm circular needles, and set of 4 double-pointed needles. Bottom ribbing, cuffs, front bands, and neckband - US 7 / 4.5 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles and set of 4 double-pointed needles.

Notions:

  • Stitch markers (several of each in 2 different colors)
  • Cable needle
  • Smooth cotton scrap yarn for holders
  • Six 5/8” / 1.6 cm buttons

Techniques (included in book):

  • Backward-loop increase
  • Chart reading
  • Three-needle bind-off
  • Pick up by knitting