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Optional Knit Jacket

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This knit jacket from Bernat Yarns is perfect for someone who likes options. You can create it with a collar or with a hood. This is a great free knitting pattern as you can make many and have them still look different.

SIZES
To fit bust measurement
Extra-Small/Small 28-34 ins [71-86.5 cm ]
Medium 36-38 ins [91.5-96.5 cm]
Large 40-42 ins [101.5-106.5 cm]
Extra-Large 44-46 ins [112-117 cm]
2/3 Extra-Large 48-54 ins [122-137 cm]
4/5 Extra-Large 56-62 ins [142-157.5 cm]

Finished bust
Extra-Small/Small 36 ins [91.5 cm]
Medium 40 ins [101.5 cm]
Large 44 ins [112 cm]
Extra-Large 48 ins [122 cm]
2/3 Extra-Large 57 ins [144.5 cm]
4/5 Extra-Large 65 ins [165 cm]

Materials:

  • Bernat® Softee Chunky (100 g/3.5 oz)
  • Sizes XS/S (M-L-XL-2/3XL-4/5XL)
  • COLLAR VERSION
  • (Blue) 6 (7-7-8-8-9) balls
  • Optional: 6 yds [5.5 m] of white yarn.
  • HOODED VERSION
  • (Grey) 7 (8-8-9-9-10) balls

Sizes 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) and 6 mm (U.S. 10) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. 2 st holders for Hooded Version. 3 st holders for Collar Version. Separating zipper.

GAUGE
15 sts and 20 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles.

ABBREVIATIONS
Alt = Alternate.
Beg = Beginning.
Cont = Continue.
Dec = Decrease.
Inc = Increase 1 stitch in next stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch.
K = Knit.
K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together.
P = Purl.
Psso = Pass slipped stitch over.
P2tog = Purl 2 stitches together.
P2togtbl = Purl 2 stitches together through back loops.
Rep = Repeat.
Rem = Remaining.
RS = Right side.
St(s) = Stitch(es).
Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.
WS =Wrong side.

Steps:
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). when only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. For ease in working, circle all numbers pertaining to your size.

BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 67 (75- 83-91-107-123) sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep these 2 rows of (K1. P1) ribbing for 4½ ins [11.5 cm], ending with a 2nd row.

Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 14 (14-14½-14½-15-15½) ins [35.5 (35.5-37-37-38-39.5) cm], ending with a purl row.
Shape raglans: Cast off 2 (2-2-2-4-6) sts beg next 2 rows. 63 (71-79-87-99- 111) sts.
Size XS/S only: Next row: K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows once more. 59 sts.

Sizes M, L, XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: 1st row: K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows (0-3-6-9-12) times more. (65-55-45-39-33) sts.
All Sizes: Next row: K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows to 25 (25-27-27-29- 31) sts, ending with a purl row.
Collar Version only: Leave rem sts on a st holder.
Hooded Version only: Cast off.


LEFT FRONT

**With smaller needles, cast on 33 (37-41-45-53-61) sts.
Work 4½ ins [11.5 cm] in (K1. P1) ribbing as given for Back, ending with a purl row.**
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 14 (14-14½-14½-15-15½) ins [35.5 (35.5-37-37-38-39.5) cm], ending with a purl row.
Shape raglan: Cast off 2 (2-2-2-4-6) sts beg next row. 31 (35-39-43-49- 55) sts.
Purl 1 row.

Size XS/S only: Next row: K2. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows once. 29 sts.

Sizes M, L, XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: 1st row: K2. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
2nd row: Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows (0-3-6-9-8) times more, then first 3 rows (0-0-0-0-1) time more. (32-27-22-19-25) sts.

Sizes XS/S, M, L and XL only:
Next row: K2. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows to 18 (18-19-19) sts, ending with a knit row.

Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL and 2/3XL only: Shape neck: Next row: (WS).
Cast off 6 (6-7-7-7) sts. Purl to end of row. 12 sts.
Next row: K2. K2tog. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Purl 1 row.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 4 sts.
Next row: K2. K2tog.
Next row: P3.
Next row: K1. K2tog.
Next row: P2.
Next row: K2tog. Fasten off.

Size 4/5XL only: Shape neck:
1st row: (WS). Cast off 9 sts. Purl to end of row. 16 sts.
2nd row: K2. K2tog. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
3rd row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to end of row.
4th row: As 2nd row.
5th row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows once more. 6 sts.
Next row: K4. K2tog.
Next row: P2tog. P3.
Next row: K2. K2tog.
Next row: P3.
Next row: K1. K2tog.
Next row: P2.
Next row: K2tog. Fasten off.


RIGHT FRONT

Work from ** to ** as given for Left Front.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 14 (14-14½-14½-15-15½) ins [35.5 (35.5-37-37-38-39.5) cm], ending with a knit row.
Shape raglan: Cast off 2 (2-2-2-4-6) sts beg next row. 31 (35-39-43-49- 55) sts.

Size XS/S only: Next row: Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows once more. 29 sts.

Sizes M, L, XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: 1st row: Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to end of row.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows (0-3-6-9-9) times more. (32-27-22-19-25) sts.

Sizes XS/S, M, L and XL only: Next row: Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows to 18 (18-19-19) sts, ending with a purl row.

Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL and 2/3XL only: Shape neck: Next row: (RS).
Cast off 6 (6-7-7-7) sts. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2. 11 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Next row: K2. K2tog. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 3 sts.
Next row: K1. Sl1. K1. psso.
Next row: P2.
Next row: K2tog. Fasten off.

Size 4/5XL only: Shape neck:
1st row: (RS). Cast off 9 sts. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2. 15 sts.
2nd row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to end of row.
3rd row: K2. K2tog. Knit to last 2 sts. Sl1. K1. psso.
4th row: Purl.
5th row: As 3rd row.
Rep 2nd to 5th rows once more. 5 sts.
Next row: Sl1. K1. psso. K3.
Next row: P2. P2togtbl.
Next row: Sl1. K1. psso. K1.
Next row: P2.
Next row: Sl1. K1. psso. Fasten off.


SLEEVES

With smaller needles, cast on 31 (31- 33-33-35-35) sts.
Work 2½ ins [6 cm] in (K1. P1) ribbing as given for Back, ending with a purl row and inc 2 sts evenly across last row. 33 (33-35-35-37-37) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st for 4 rows.
Inc 1 st each end of needle on next and following 4th rows to 53 (55-55-57- 59-61) sts, then every following 6th row to 61 (63-63-65-69-71) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures 18 (18½-18½-18-17½-17) ins [45.5 (47-47-45.5-44.5-43) cm], ending with a purl row.
Shape raglans: Cast off 2 (2-2-2-4-6) sts beg next 2 rows. 57 (59-59-61-61- 59) sts.

Size 4/5XL only: Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows once more. 55 sts.

All Sizes: Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows to 31 (31-31-27-15- 9) sts.

Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL and 2/3XL only: 1st row: K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows to 7 (7-7-9-9) sts,
ending with a purl row.
Collar Version only: Leave rem sts on a st holder.
Hooded Version only: Cast off.


LEFT POCKET

With larger needles, cast on 22 sts.
Work 6 rows in stocking st.
Next row: (RS). Cast off 4 sts. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Purl.
Next row: K2. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows to 14 sts, ending with a purl row.
Next row: K2. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows to 6 sts, ending with a purl row. Cast off.


R
IGHT POCKET
With larger needles, cast on 22 sts.
Work 7 rows in stocking st.
Next row: (WS). Cast off 4 sts. Purl to end of row.
Next row: Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows to 14 sts, ending with a purl row.
Next row: Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows to 6 sts, ending with a purl row. Cast off.
Pocket edging: With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 27 sts along diagonal edge of Pocket.
Beg on a 2nd row, work 3 rows in (K1. P1) ribbing as given for Back. Cast off in ribbing. Sew side edge of ribbing to 4 cast off sts.


FINISHING

Pin garment pieces to measurements and cover with damp cloth leaving cloth to dry.
Sew raglan seams.
Collar Version only: Collar:With RS of work facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 17 (17-18-18-18-19) sts up right front neck edge. K7 (7-7- 9-9-9) from right sleeve st holder. K25 (25-27-27-29-31) from back st holder. K7 (7-7-9-9-9) from left sleeve st holder. Pick up and knit 17 (17-18- 18-18-19) sts down left front neck edge. 73 (73-77-81-83-87) sts.
Beg on a 2nd row, work 5 ins [12.5 cm] in (K1. P1) ribbing as given for Back. Cast off in ribbing.
Hooded Version only: Hood: With smaller needles, cast on 109 sts. Work 4 rows in (K1. P1) ribbing as given for Back, inc 1 st at center of last row. 110 sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 2½ ins [6 cm], ending with a purl row.
Dec 1 st each end of next and following alt rows to 90 sts. Cont even until work from beg measures 10 (10-10½-10½- 10½-10½) ins [25.5 (25.5-26.5-26.5-26.5-26.5) cm], ending with a purl row. Divide rem sts onto 2 needles and graft center back seam. Sew shaped edges of Hood to neck edge having seam at center back neck.
Both Versions: Sew pockets in position to Fronts.
Front edging:With RS of work facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 64 (64-66-66-66-68) sts along front edge.
Cast off knitwise (WS).
Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew zipper under front edging.
Collar Version only: Optional: Work running st embroidery with contrast yarn as shown in picture.

        

 

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