Throttle Moto Jacket by Amy Gunderson

Throttle Moto Jacket

Knitting
February 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Striped Linen Stitch on larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1988 - 2840 yards (1818 - 2597 m)
32.5 (36.5, 40.5, 44.5, 48.5, 52.5)" bust circumference (closed)
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

Inspired by classic leather motorcycle jackets, the Throttle Moto Jacket is perfect for days you aren’t on the road (we strongly encourage everyone to wear a leather jacket while riding a motorcycle). This jacket is the layering piece you need to cope with spring’s many moods. Striped linen stitch creates the woven-looking pattern, and the finishing zipper, pockets, and snaps elevate the jacket to motorcycle-worthy status.

Difficulty Expert

Finished Size 32.5 (36.5, 40.5, 44.5, 48.5, 52.5)“ bust circumference (closed). Jacket shown measures 36.5”; modeled with 2.5” of positive ease.

Yarn Universal Yarn Deluxe DK Tweed Superwash (90% superwash wool, 7% acrylic, 3% viscose; 284 yd/3.5 oz): #414 charcoal (MC), 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins; #413 smoke (CC), 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins.

Needles Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker; stitch holders; tapestry needle; sewing needle and thread to match MC; two 6” (or longer) closed-bottom zippers (for pockets); one separating zipper about 17–20” (for front opening); one sew-on magnetic snap closure; one 1” button.

Gauge 20 sts and 34 rows = 4” in Striped Linen Stitch on larger needles.

Notes This jacket is worked from the bottom up in pieces and seamed.