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Tyrolean Jacket

Knitted Jackets: 20 Designs from Classic to Contemporary
Knitting
November 2008
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
24 stitches and 56 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
2210 - 2600 yards (2021 - 2377 m)
38 (42, 46)" / 96.5 (106.5, 117) cm chest circumference

Garter stitch jacket based on a traditional climber’s jacket. Lower body is worked in garter stitch in one piece to the armholes; then back and fronts are divided and worked separately to the shoulders. Sleeve stitches are picked up around the armhole and knit back and forth in rows to the wrist.

Fit: Standard (2-4” / 5-10 cm)

Measurements:

  • Chest: 38 (42, 46)” / 96.5 (106.5, 117) cm
  • Length: 22 (22.5, 23.5)” / 54.5 (56, 60) cm

Yarn: Jamieson and Smith 2 Ply Jumper Yarn (100% wool, about 130 yd / 119 m in 25 grams). Main color - 14 (15, 17) balls (shown in #FC44 Acorn); Contrast color - 3 balls for all sizes (shown in #0077 Black).

Needles: US 4 / 3.5 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needle.

Notions:

  • Safety pin
  • Stitch markers
  • Smooth cotton scrap yarn for holders
  • Six .5” / 1.3 cm lightweight buttons

Techniques (included in book):

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