Vintage-Inspired Jacket by Deborah Newton
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Vintage-Inspired Jacket

July 2005
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in textured pattern with Main Color on larger needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1713 - 2515 yards (1566 - 2300 m)
39Β½ (44Β½, 48Β½, 52Β½)" (100.5 [113, 123, 133.5] cm) bust circumference, buttoned (includes width of side cable panels and front band).
This pattern is available from for $6.50.

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Fall 2005: “A longtime admirer of tailored garments, Deborah Newton is always on the lookout for ways to adapt a dressmaker classic to the knitted form. The idea for this jacket - including lapels, pocket flaps, and crisp edges - came from a postcard sent from a friend visiting London. A subtly variegated yarn lends the feel of the tweedy woven fabric. To add a little fun, and illustrate some of the techniques she talks about in Beyond the Basics, Deborah incorporates a number of interesting edgings.”

Finished Size: 39Β½ (44Β½, 48Β½, 52Β½)” (100.5 113, 123, 133.5 cm) bust circumference, buttoned (includes width of side cable panels and front band).


  • Classic Elite Beatrice (100% wool; 63 yd 57 m/50 g): #3232 rouge (MC; variegated rose), 22 (26, 29, 33) balls.
  • Classic Elite Wings (55% alpaca, 23% silk, 22% wool; 109 yd 100 m/50 g): #2395 sunset purple (CC), 3 (3, 4, 4) skeins.


  • Body and Sleeves - Size 8 (5 mm).
  • Edging - Size 6 (4 mm).
  • Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Cable needle (cn); stitch holders; removable marker or safety pin; tapestry needle; six 7/8” (2.2-cm) buttons; 2 yd (2 m) coordinating machine and matching thread for applying seam binding.

Additional Gauge:

  • 20 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st with CC on size 6 (4 mm) needles
  • 14 sts of side cable trim = 2” (5 cm) wide, before insertion

Note: The cable trim is not shown on the schematic. After sewing up, the side seam cable trim will add 1Β½” (3.8 cm) to each side of the body (3” 7.5 cm total), and the sleeve seam cable trim will add about 1ΒΌ” (3.2 cm) to the width of each sleeve. The front bands are also not shown on the schematic, and will add 1” (2.5 cm) to the width of the front when buttoned.