Painting Honeycombs Jacket by Stephen West

Painting Honeycombs Jacket

Knitting
February 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch before blocking using larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
2120 - 3040 yards (1939 - 2780 m)
S (M, L)
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for €6.00 EUR buy it now

Collect your favorite DK weight colors and knit a stylish Westknits jacket! The jacket journey begins with the honeycomb shoulders. Then, stitches are picked up for the biased front panels in garter stitch and a back rectangle in a textured rib. All the other sections like the back of the sleeves, underarm strips, and collar are picked up from previous sections for an entirely seamless construction. Afterthought pockets are added at the very end. This jacket is written in three sizes for a boxy fit.

Watch me wiggle and dance in the Painting Honeycombs Jacket and view the garment from all angles in my YouTube video here.

Sizes: S (M, L)

These 3 sizes represent a range from 30” – 66” / 76 – 168cm chest circumference of the person wearing it.

Sample shown in Size M on a 44” / 112cm chest circumference with 18” / 46cm of positive ease.

Finished Measurements: 52 (62, 72)” / 132 (157, 183)cm chest circumference.

All sizes are meant to fit with generous ease. The Medium size is shown with about 18” / 46cm of positive ease. The jacket works nicely with anywhere between 8 – 20” / 20 – 51cm of positive ease. If you want to tailor the fit to have a bit more or less ease for any size, you can slightly adjust the gauge of your fabric.

Small Size - Recommended for 30 – 40” / 76 – 102cm actual chest circumference
Medium Size - Recommended for 41 – 52” / 104 – 132cm actual chest circumference
Large Size - Recommended for 53 – 66” / 135 – 168cm actual chest circumference

Yarn: DK weight

You can use fingering weight held double for the CC’s to get some fun color pops in your jacket.

Yardage: MC - approximately 1120 (1300, 1500)yds / 1097 (1280, 1463)m (all dark blue sections)
CC - approximately 1000 (1300, 1540)yds / 914 (1189, 1408)m total (everything that’s not the dark blue MC)

The MC yardage estimate includes all dark sections of my sample. This includes the dark front stripes, dark honeycomb framing color, back, cuffs, collar, and I-cord edgingin. Everything else that is not the dark MC is represented in the CC yardage estimates.

MC - 5 (6, 6) skeins of West Wool Tandem should be enough for your main color.
CC - 5 (6, 7) skeins of West Wool Tandem in a variety of colors is enough for your contrast colors.

Use color pops from your stash to make the jacket more playful and personal for the contrast color accents.

The MC is shown in dark blue and represents the main color for the Honeycomb Sleeves, the dark Front stripes, Back, Collar, and Cuffs. The CC represents every color that’s not the dark MC. You can use different CC’s for each section. Use this detailed yardage information to help plan each section of the Jacket.

Front Striped Sections (dark + light stripes)
MC (dark) - 240 (300, 380)yds / 219 (274, 347)m
CC (light) - 240 (300, 380)yds / 219 (274, 347)m

CC Honeycomb Sleeve Color Pops
CC - approximately 350 (400, 450)yds/ 320 (366, 411)m total
I used several CC Honeycomb pops, so these color pops are great for leftovers or handspun!

Back (dark MC)
MC - 450 (500, 550)yds / 411 (457, 503)m

Underarm Strips (shown in pink)
CC - 120 (160, 200)yds / 110 (146, 183)m total

Back Seed Stich Sleeve (shown in light gray)
CC - 250 (380, 450)yds / 229 (347, 411)m total

Cuffs (dark MC)
MC - 160 (180, 200)yds / 146 (165, 183)m total for both Cuffs

Collar + I-cord trim (dark MC)
MC - 270 (320, 370)yds / 247 (293, 338)m

Pocket Trim & Lining
The Pocket Trim & Lining use very small amounts of yarn, so these are great color popportunities to use a color pop or use a color that you have remaining from the other sections.

Shown in: West Wool Tandem
MC - Mariniere

The CC’s are a variety of color pops from West Wool and La Bien Aimée, Qing Fibre, & Walk Collection. Try these yarn combinations to feature some stash busting color pops..

2 strands lace weight mohair silk + 1 strand fingering weight
1 strand fingering weight + 1 strand fingering weight
1 strand fingering or sport weight suri alpaca + 1 strand fingering weight

Focus on color first for your CC’s, and then feel free to mix your fibers and yarn weights to achieve a colorful fabric that feels good to you.

Needles: US 6 / 4mm in 40” / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge
US 4 / 3.5mm in 40” / 100cm length for the ribbed cuffs or 2 sizes smaller than the main needle

Notions: Tapestry needle, waste yarn, spare circular needle for holding stitches

Gauge: 22 sts & 48 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch before blocking using larger needles

Pattern Note: Weave in your ends as you go! Use the Weavin’ Stephen technique as you introduce new colorful stripes.

ERRATA: pg 5 Left Shoulder Pattern Repeat
Row 15 (RS): k3 …. sl3 wyib, …. sl3 wyif. 1 st increased
Rows 19 –22: Repeat Rows 9 – 12 once more. 2 sts
increased