Could it be? Is the weather really cooling enough so that we can think about wearing hand knits again?
This jacket is knit in a top-down raglan style, but because the sleeves are a different color, it’s knit in pieces and seamed together. In this tutorial we’ll learn how to construct this sweater, seaming, icord edges, working fair isle, working short rows, and installing a zipper. If you live in the Southern US (like me), this might be the only winter jacket you need this year!
This pattern includes links to NINE instructional videos to walk you through the tricky parts of working the pattern. You can view the videos for free at the bottom of this post.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X) To fit actual bust sizes 30 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52). (Note: because this sweater fits like a jacket, there is 4” of positive ease worked into the pattern for each size.)
Needles: size US 7 circular needles in 24” or 32” length, size US 7 16 inch circulars (optional, but awesome to have), size US 7 double pointed needles
Yarn: Any worsted-weight yarn, preferably in wool or a wool blend. Yarn amounts:
Size XSmall, 550 yards in main color, 340 yards for sleeve color
Size Small, 580 yards in main color, 360 yards for sleeve color
Size Medium, 650 yards in main color, 400 yards for sleeve color
Size Large, 720 yards in main color, 440 yards for sleeve color
Size XLarge, 780 yards in main color, 480 yards for sleeve color
Size 2X, 870 yards in main color, 420 yards for sleeve color
Size 3X, 900 yards in main color, 550 yards for sleeve color
Additional Materials: tapestry needle; scrap yarn; stitch marker; separating zipper; a “knit picker” tool (also called a snag fixer), used for preparing the zipper for installation (this can be purchased inexpensively at just about any craft/sewing store)
Gauge: 20 stitches over 4 inches in stockinette stitch