Farm Twist Jacket by Joji Locatelli

Farm Twist Jacket

Knitting
September 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
22.5 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern with larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1125 - 2025 yards (1029 - 1852 m)
XS to 5XL presented in 2 separate files
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This pattern is made out of love.
This is my ode to cables, boxy sweaters, cropped jackets and women of all ages and sizes and shapes.
This pattern took a lot of work. Both to knit and to design. In my mind, I wanted to have a cable running down the shoulder with a lot of cascading stitches, slowly transforming into vines and bobbles and branches…
But as I was knitting my own sample I realized that when grading this pattern to my usual size range I’d have to treat each shoulder and each size differently. I had always pictured this as an all-over cabled jacket, so I would need more cables and different arrangements for the larger sizes. Therefore each size would require different instructions, since the whole body is knit in one piece.
To be honest, writing it probably took longer than knitting it… But it was absolutely worth it.
This is another one of my patterns that I present you with pride and joy. I hope you will like it!

Because the instructions are so detailed and so long, I had to spread the instructions in 2 separate pdfs: One for the smaller sizes and one for the larger sizes.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

The instructions are provided in 2 different pdfs:

  • 1 pdf contains the directions for sizes XS to L
  • The other pdf contains the directions for sizes XL to 5XL. Recommended ease: 6-8 inches (15-20) of positive ease around the bust. No ease around the upper arm. Shown in size M on a 36” (90 cm) bust.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust circumference: 36 (40¾, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68) inches; 90 (102, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170) cm.
Upper sleeve circumference: 11¼ (12, 12¾, 14, 15¼, 16, 18, 19¼, 20) inches; 28 (30, 32, 35, 38, 40, 45, 48, 50) cm.
More measurements provided in the pattern in detail.

MATERIALS
Yarn: 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins of Farm Twist by Madelinetosh (100% merino; 225 yards 206 m/100g) or approx. 1125 (1237, 1350, 1462, 1575, 1687, 1800, 1912, 2025) yards 1030 (1133, 1236, 1339, 1442, 1545, 1648, 1751, 1854)m of DK weight yarn. The sample was knit using colorway Pavement.
Needles and other notions:
US 6 (4 mm) and US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles, at least 24” long.
Cable needle, stitch markers (at least 20 of them in different styles), waste yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle.
7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11) buttons, approx. 5/8” wide.

GAUGE
22.5 sts and 30 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in Cable patterns after blocking on US 6 (4 mm) needles.
For reference, this yarn gives a gauge of 20 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) on the same needles when worked in stockinette stitch.