Pottery Shard Jacket by Anne Podlesak

Pottery Shard Jacket

Knitting
October 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, after blocking
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1434 - 2390 yards (1311 - 2185 m)
30 1/4 (32, 34 1/4, 35 3/4, 39 3/4, 43 1/2, 47 1/4)" or 77 (81.5, 87, 91, 101, 110.5, 120) cm bust circumference
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

This women’s jacket is knit from the bottom hem up in pieces. The body is worked back and forth in stockinette with set-in sleeves. The shawl collar and front bands are worked with geometric shapes in a contrasting color, using a stranded knitting technique. The front closes with large buttons and knitted I-cord loops.

Yarn requirements:
Main color (Natural #8015): 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins
Contrast Color (Mocha #8085): 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skeins.

Inspiration: The indigenous people of the American Southwest had many different types of decoration for their pottery, but many utilized a light/dark combination of geometric motifs. We are fortunate enough to live near Tsankawi, a lesser known site that’s part of Bandelier National Monument. If you walk along the paths at Tsankawi, you will almost always see broken shards of pottery along the way.