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Vintage-Inspired Jacket

Knitting
July 2005
Aran / 10 ply (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)
39½ (44½, 48½, 52½)" (100.5 [113, 123, 133.5] cm) bust circumference, buttoned (includes width of side cable panels and front band).
This pattern is available for download for $5.50.

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: 39½ (44½, 48½, 52½)” (100.5 113, 123, 133.5 cm) bust circumference, buttoned (includes width of side cable panels and front band).

Yarn:

  • 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.

Needles:

  • 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 1½” (3.8 cm) to each side of the body (3” 7.5 cm total), and the sleeve seam cable trim will add about 1¼” (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.