Straitjacket by Nikol Lohr


June 2014
9 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st
380 - 608 yards (347 - 556 m)
S, M, L, XL
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The PDF download includes a REVISED PATTERN FOR KNITTING IN THE ROUND! The original, flat, seamed version from the book is also included.

The in-the-round version will also be included in the upcoming revised ebook.

Today’s modern sociopath deserves a straitjacket that is as attractive as she is. This collarless body­-­hugging raglan pullover has extra­­long sleeves that cross in front and clink together with spring-clip hardware in back. The sleeves feature dropped­-­stitch ladders that show off both skin and yarn texture and delight with their get-nervous vibe. The shaping comes from side ribs, not increases and decreases, thus making the style equally suitable for a man (though the sleeve ladders do demand a daring man). I’ve used bruise­-­colored thick­-­and­-­thin faux­-­handspun wool. If you’re a traditionalist, use a cotton or cotton-blend yarn instead. Try 10 (12, 14, 16) balls Reynolds Cabana (100g; 135yd/123m; 65% cotton, 35% acrylic) in 904 natural, doubled, for a refined finish, or 2 (3, 3, 4) skeins Henry’s Attic Inca Cotton (8oz; 325 yd; 100% organic cotton), doubled, for a more rustic look. And if you think Lunatic Asylum chic is totally last year, you can knit it civilian, with shorter sleeves and no tell­-­tale ­hardware.