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Acres of Garter Stitch Jacket
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March 2010
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Acres of Garter Stitch Jacket
Bog Jacket WG27 SO27 by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1,333 yards
Garthenor Organic Organic Jacob Aran
9 skeins = 693.0 yards (633.7 meters), 450 grams
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garthenor organic pure wool hebridean/manx blend
Aran (8 wpi)
4 skeins = 640.0 yards (585.2 meters), 400 grams

I was a little bit apprehensive about starting this jacket as it has acres of garter stitch. But the longer I worked on it, the more I enjoyed it. And I was completely ignoring the fact that if I stuck to the pattern properly, then the jacket would be 30” long… So I had to take off almost 4” after sewing up.

Pattern notes:
Body: I added two short rows between the two phoney seams to add some length to the back.

Sleeves: I made long sleeves, and used 15% of K (instead of the recommended 12-13%). After sewing up they were still about 2” too short, but after washing & blocking the were perfect. Garter st grows a lot sideways! I also put in short rows every other ridge, to taper the sleeves. I used a complicated way, partially to keep it interesting, but next time I would place half of all the short rows at the beginning and the other half at the end, so the shape is more like a classic sleeve.

Shoulder shaping: as per pattern directions.

Collar: I added two short rows to raise the back of the collar. I didn’t do the decreases at the beginning and end of the rows, as I wanted the zip to go all the way up.

Afterthought pockets: as per pattern directions.

Phoney seams: I used the normal phoney seam, not the reversible one.

Zip: applied after washing & blocking. I first tacked closed the front of the jacket, then tacked the closed zip in place, making sure it was centred. I then opened the zip and first back stitched right next to the teeth and then whipped the other side in place.

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by Garthenor Organic
100% Jacob
50 grams

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  • Project created: March 28, 2010
  • Finished: March 28, 2010
  • Updated: April 1, 2010