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Zipper Kids Jacket

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This knit sweater jacket from Patons has a zipper in the front and a textured stitch that looks great for everyday casual wear. For the intermediate skill level

Zipper Kids Jacket

MATERIALS

  • Patons® Astra (50 g)
  • Main Color (MC)
  • (Grey) 4 (4-5) balls
  • Contrast A (Blue) 4 (4-5) balls
  • Knitting Needles: sizes 5½ mm (U.S. 9) and 6 mm (U.S. 10) or size needed to obtain tension.
  • 3 st holders.
  • Separating zipper.

SIZES
Chest measurement
2: 21 ins [53.5 cm]
4: 23 ins [58.5 cm]
6: 25½ ins [65 cm]
Finished chest
2: 28 ins [71 cm]
4: 30 ins [76 cm]
6: 32 ins [81.5 cm]

TENSION
14½ sts and 21 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in Broken Rib pat with larger needles and 2 strands of yarn worked tog.

INSTRUCTIONS
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes, the instructions will be written thus ( ).
Note: All pieces are worked with 2 strands of yarn held tog.

BACK
With one strand of MC, one strand of A and smaller needles, cast on 53 (57-61) 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 last 2 rows (K1. P1) ribbing until work from beg measures 1 (1-1½) in(s) [2.5 (2.5-4) cm], ending with 2nd row.**
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st and 2nd rows: Knit.
3rd row: (RS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
4th row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Last 4 rows form Broken Rib pat.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures 8½ (10-11) ins [21.5 (25.5-28) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Raglan shaping: Cast off 3 sts beg next 2 rows. 47 (51-55) sts.
Next row: (RS). K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: P2. Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
Rep last 2 rows 9 (9-10) times more. 27 (31- 33) sts.
Next row: (RS). K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: P1. P2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
Rep last 2 rows 2 (3-3) times more.
Leave rem 15 (15-17) sts on a st holder.

Zipper Jacket Pattern1

LEFT FRONT
With one strand of MC, one strand of A and smaller needles, cast on 27 (29-31) sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: Sl1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows (K1. P1) ribbing until work from beg measures 1 (1-1½) in(s) [2.5 (2.5- 4) cm], ending with 2nd row.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: Sl1. Knit to end of row.
3rd row: K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
4th row: Sl1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Last 4 rows form Broken Rib pat.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures
8½ (10-11) ins [21.5 (25.5-28) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Raglan shaping: Cast off 3 sts beg next row. 24 (26-28) sts.
Next row: Sl1. Pat to end of row.
Proceed as follows:
Next row: (RS). K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to end of row.
Next row: Sl1. Pat to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 7 (8-9) times more. 16 (17- 18) sts.
Neck shaping: 1st row: (RS). K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat 7 (8-8) sts. K2tog (neck edge). Turn.
Leave rem 4 (4-5) sts on a safety pin. 10 (11- 11) sts.
2nd row: P2tog. Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
3rd row: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog. 7 (8-8) sts.

Size 2 only: 4th row: Work even in pat.
5th row: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog. 5 sts.
6th row: Pat to last 2 sts. P2togtbl. 4 sts.

Sizes 4 and 6 only: 4th row: Pat to last 2 sts. P2togtbl. 7 sts.
5th row: Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog. 5 sts.
6th row: Pat to last 2 sts. P2togtbl. 4 sts.

All Sizes: Next row: (RS). Sl1. K1. psso. K2. 3 sts.
Next row: P2togtbl. P1. 2 sts.
Next row: Sl1. K1. psso. Fasten off.

Zipper Jacket Pattern2

RIGHT FRONT
With one strand of MC, one strand of A and smaller needles, cast on 27 (29-31) sts.
1st row: (RS). Sl1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows (K1. P1) ribbing until work from beg measures 1 (1-1½) in(s) [2.5 (2.5- 4) cm], ending with 2nd row.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). Sl1. Knit to end of row.
2nd row: Knit.
3rd row: Sl1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
4th row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Last 4 rows form Broken Rib pat.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures 8½ (10-11) ins [21.5 (25.5-28) cm], ending with WS facing for next row.
Raglan shaping: Cast off 3 sts beg next row. 24 (26-28) sts.
Next row: (RS). Sl1. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: Work even in pat.
Rep last 2 rows 6 (7-8) times more.
Next row: Sl1. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 16 (17-18) sts.
Neck shaping: 1st row: (WS). P1. Pat to last 4 (4-5) sts. Turn. Leave rem 4 (4-5) sts on a safety pin.
2nd row: Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
3rd row: Pat to last 2 sts. P2togtbl.
4th row: Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 7 (8-8) sts.

Size 2 only: Next row: Work even in pat.
Next row: Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 5 sts.
Next row: P1. P2tog. Pat to end of row. 4 sts.

Sizes 4 and 6 only: Next row: P1. P2tog. Pat to end of row. 7 sts.
Next row: Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog. 5 sts.
Next row: P2tog. Pat to end of row. 4 sts.

All Sizes: Next row: K1. K2tog. K1. 3 sts.
Next row: P1. P2tog. 2 sts.
Next row: K2tog. Fasten off.

SLEEVES
With one strand of MC, one strand of A and smaller needles, cast on 25 (27-29) sts.
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Cont in Broken Rib pat, inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 6th row to 39 (41-43) sts.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 9 (10-12) ins [23 (25.5-30.5) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Raglan shaping: Cast off 3 sts beg next 2 rows. 33 (35-37) sts.
Next row: (RS). K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: Work even in pat.
Rep last 2 rows 11 (12-13) times more. 9 sts.
Next row: (RS). K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: P1. P2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1. 5 sts.
Leave rem 5 sts on a st holder.

Zipper Jacket Pattern3

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements and cover with a damp cloth allowing cloth to dry.
Collar: Sew raglan seams. With RS of work facing, one strand of MC, one strand of A and smaller needles, K4 (4-5) from Right Front safety pin. Pick up and knit 9 sts up Right Front neck edge. K5 from Right Sleeve. K15 (15-17) from Back st holder. K5 from Left Sleeve. Pick up and knit 9 sts down Left Front neck edge. K4 (4-5) from Left Front safety pin. 51 (51-55) sts.
Beg with 2nd row, work in (K1. P1) ribbing, as given for Back for 1 (1-1½) ins [2.5 (2.5- 4) cm]. Cast off in ribbing.

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