Comfortable Sweater Jacket
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Though the collar is shaped using an intermediate knitting skill, the rest of the jacket is easy to knit. Use this sweater jacket knitting pattern to create a warm and comfortable winter garment.
Materials: (Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large)
- Yarn: Caron International's Simply Soft Heather (100% Acrylic): 15 (20, 20, 20, 25) oz/ 425 (566,566, 708)g Shown in: # 9503 Woodland Heather (A)
- Caron International's Simply Soft (100% Acrylic): 2 (18, 18, 18, 24) oz/ 340(509,509,509,679)g each in 2 colors.
- Shown in: #9707 Dk. Sage (B); #9750 Chocolate (C)
- One circular needle size US 11 (8 mm), 60"/152 cm long, or size to obtain gauge
- One pair size US 13 (9 mm) needles, for lower bands
- Cable needle (cn)
- Stitch markers
- Crochet hook size L-11 (8 mm)
- Yarn needle
- Three buttons – 1 3/4" diameter
Bust 41 (43, 46 1/2, 50 1/2, 55)"/104 (109, 118, 128, 139.5) cm, buttoned
Length 29 (30, 31, 31 1/2, 31 1/2)"/73.5 (76, 78.5, 80, 80) cm
GAUGE: In Stockinette stitch, 10 sts and 13 rows = 4"/10 cm, using smaller needle and 3 strands of yarn held together .
C6B: Slip 3 sts to cn, hold to back, k3, k3 from cn.
C6F: Slip 3 sts to cn, hold to front, k3, k3 from cn.
Wrap and Turn (wrp-t)
(RS) Yarn forward (to the purl position), slip next st to right-hand needle, yarn back (to the knit position), return slipped st, (which is now wrapped), to left-hand needle; turn, leaving remaining sts unworked.
Short Row Shaping - Collar
Work the number of sts indicated in the instructions, wrp-t; return to starting point = 2 rows/1 Short-row.
Continue to work shorter rows as indicated in the instructions.
Work wraps together with wrapped sts as you come to them, as follows: Insert right-hand needle into wrap at base of wrapped st from beneath, then bring right-hand needle up and into st on left-hand needle, ready to work the st; work wrap and st together—this prevents a hole from forming where Short Row ended.
Hint: If it's difficult to work wrap and st together as given above, slip wrapped st to right-hand needle, insert left-hand needle into wrap (from bottom to top), place wrap on left-hand needle, return wrapped st to left-hand needle and work wrap and wrapped st together.
KNIT STITCHES USED
Stockinette stitch (St st): Knit on RS, purl on WS.
Lower Band Cable (panel of 11 sts)
Rows 1, 5 and 9 (RS): P1, k9, p1.
Row 2 and all WS rows: K1, p9, k1.
Row 3: P1, k3, C6F, p1.
Row 7: P1, C6B, k3, p1.
Row 10: Repeat Row 2.
Repeat Rows 1 – 10 for Cable panel.
CROCHET STITCHES USED
Chain (ch): * Wrap the yarn around the hook (yarn over) and pull up a loop, [draw the yarn through the loop on the hook to form the chain]. Repeat from * for number of chains required.
Note: The loop on the hook is not included when counting the number of chains.
Single Crochet (sc): Insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.
- Jacket is worked using 3 strands of yarn, (1 strand each color) held together, throughout.
- Lower band is worked first.
- Stitches are picked up from long edge of band for Jacket Body, which is worked from band to underarm in one piece, including Front bands.
- Back and Fronts are worked separately from underarm to shoulders.
- Collar is worked separately, and is shaped using Short Row Shaping (see Special Techniques).
Using larger needles and 3 strands of yarn held together, cast on 11 sts.
(RS) Begin Cable panel; work even until piece measures approximately 44 (46, 49, 53, 58)" from beginning, end with Row 4 or Row 8 of pattern.
Bind off all sts.
With RS facing, using smaller needle, begin at one end, ready to work along long side, pick up and knit 108 (114, 122, 132, 144) sts evenly along side edge of lower band.
(WS) Begin St st; work even until piece measures 9" from the pick-up row, end with a WS row.
(RS) Beginning at center right Front edge, k2, [k2tog, yo twice, ssk for buttonhole], knit to end.
(WS): Purl across to yo, [knit in front and back of yo to complete buttonhole], knit to end.
* Continue in St st on all sts, work even for 4"; work buttonhole. Repeat from * once—3 buttonholes.
Work even until piece measures 18 (18 1/2, 18, 18 1/2, 18)" from pick-up row, ending WS row.
(RS) K29 (31, 33, 35, 39), place sts on holder for right Front; k50 (52, 56, 62, 66), turn; place remaining 29 (31, 33, 35, 39) sts on holder for left Front.
(WS) Working on Back sts only, continue in St st; work 1 row even.
(RS) Beginning this row, dec 1 st each side every row 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) times— 42 (44, 48, 50, 54) sts remain.
(RS) Dec 1 st each side every other row 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) times— 34 (36, 38, 40, 42) sts remain.
Work even until armhole measures 8 1/2 (9, 9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2)" from beginning of shaping, end with a WS row; place a marker (pm) each side of center 10 (10, 12, 12, 12) sts for neck—12 (13, 13, 14, 15) sts each side of markers for shoulders.
Shape Shoulders and Neck
(RS) Bind off 4 (3, 3, 4, 5) sts at beginning of next 2 rows, then 3 (4, 4, 4, 4) sts at beginning of next 4 rows for shoulders; and AT THE SAME TIME, on the first row of shoulder shaping, work across to marker; join a second ball of yarn and bind off center sts; work to end. Working both sides at same time, at each neck edge, bind off 2 sts once, then work neck edges even while completing shoulder shaping.
With RS facing, place 29 (31, 33, 35, 39) sts from holder on needle, ready to work a RS row. Join yarn at armhole edge; continuing in St st, work even for 2 rows, ending with a WS row.
Shape Armhole and Neck
(RS) Beginning this row, at armhole edge (beginning of RS rows, end of WS rows), dec 1 st every row 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) times, then every other row 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) times as for Back; and AT THE SAME TIME, at neck edge, dec 1 st every other row 8 (9, 11, 11, 13) times, then every 3 rows 3 (3, 2, 1, 1) times—10 (11, 11, 12, 13) sts remain for shoulder.
Work even until armhole measures 8 1/2 (9, 9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2)" from beginning of shaping, end with a WS row.
(RS) At armhole edge, bind off 4 (3, 3, 4, 5) sts once, then 3 (4, 4, 4, 4) sts twice, working neck edge even.
With WS facing, place 29 (31, 33, 35, 39) sts from holder on needle, ready to work a WS row. Join yarn at armhole edge; work 1 row even.
(RS) Beginning this row, work shaping as for left Front by working neck shaping at beginning of RS rows, armhole and shoulder shaping at armhole edge (end of RS rows, beginning of WS rows).
Using larger needles and 3 strands of yarn held together, cast on 11 sts.
(RS) Begin Cable panel; work even until piece measures approximately 12 (12, 14, 14, 14 1/2)" from beginning, end with Row 4 or Row 8 of pattern.
Bind off all stitches.
With RS facing, using smaller needle, beginning at one end, ready to work along long side, pick up and knit 30 (30, 34, 34, 36) sts along side edge of lower band.
(WS) Begin St st; work even until piece measures 1" from pick-up row, end with a WS row.
(RS) Beginning this row, inc 1 st each side every 8 (6, 6, 4, 4) rows 5 (7, 6, 8, 8) times—40 (44, 46, 50, 52) sts.
Work even until piece measures 17 (17 1/2, 17 1/2, 18, 18)" from beginning, end with a WS row.
(RS) Dec 1 st each side every row 14 (15, 16, 16, 17) times—12 (14, 14, 18, 18) sts remain.
Bind off 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) sts at beginning of next 2 rows—8 (10, 10, 12, 12) sts remain.
Bind off remaining sts.
Using smaller needle and 3 strands of yarn held together, cast on 2 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K1, M1, k1—3 sts.
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K1, M1, k1, M1, k1—5 sts.
* Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: K1, M1, knit across to last st, M1, k1—7 sts.
Repeat from * 0 (1, 1, 2, 3) times—7 (9, 9, 11, 13) sts, end with a RS row.
(WS) Beginning this row, at neck edge, inc 1 st every 8 rows 3 (2, 2, 1, 0) times—10 (11, 11, 12, 13) sts.
Work even in St st until piece measures 9 (9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2, 11)" from beginning, end with a WS row.
Shape Shoulder – Short Rows
Rows 1 (RS) and 2 (WS): K7 (7, 7, 8, 9), wrp-t; purl to end.
Rows 3 and 4: K4 (3, 3, 4, 5), wrp-t; purl to end.
Row 5: Knit all sts, knitting wrapped sts together with wraps as you come to them – 10 (11, 11, 12, 13) sts remain.
Place sts on holder.
Work same as left Lapel, reversing all shaping; do NOT place sts on holder.
(WS) Purl 10 (11, 11, 12, 13) sts of right Lapel, cast on 10 (10, 12, 12, 12) sts for Back neck, purl 10 (11, 11, 12, 13) sts of leftt Lapel—30 (32, 34, 36, 38) sts.
Work even in St st until Collar measures 6 (6, 6 1/2, 7, 7)" from Back neck cast on, end with a WS row.
Row 1: (RS): Bind off 2 sts, knit across to last 2 sts, k2tog—27 (29, 31, 33, 35) sts remain.
Row 2: Bind off 2 sts, purl across to last 2 sts, p2tog—24 (26, 28, 30, 32) sts remain.
Bind off remaining sts.
Block pieces to measurements. Set in sleeves; sew sleeve, side and lower band seams.
Sew Collar around neck shaping, beginning and ending at center Front.
Front and Collar Edging: With RS facing, using hook and 3 strands of yarn held together, join yarn with a slip st at lower center right Front.
Ch 1, work 1 row sc evenly along center Front and Collar edges, ending at lower left Front.
Using yarn needle, weave in ends. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.
Caron International's Simply Soft (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m skein): 6 oz
Shown in: #9750 Chocolate (C)
One pair size US 13 (9 mm) needles
One Buckle – size 2"
Two Buttons – size 5/8" diameter
Gauge is not critical for belt.
C2F: (RS) Slip next st to cable needle, hold to front, k1, k1 from cable needle.
C2B-p: (WS) Slip next st to cable needle, hold to back, p1, p1 from cable needle.
Twist Stitch Pattern (multiple of 2 sts + 1)
Row 1 (WS): Slip 1 purlwise, p1, * C2B-p; repeat from * across to last st, p1.
Row 2: Slip 1 knitwise, k1, * C2F; repeat from * across to last st, k1.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for Twist st.
Using 3 strands of yarn held together, cast on 17 sts.
(WS) Begin Twist st; work even until piece measures 28 (30, 33, 35 1/2, 36)" from beginning, end with a WS row. (RS) Bind off 6 sts; k5 for Strap; bind off remaining 6 sts—5 sts remaining for strap.
(WS) Join yarn to Strap sts, ready to work a WS row.
Slipping first st purlwise on WS rows, and knitwise on RS rows, work even in St st until Strap measures 32 (34, 37, 40, 41)" from beginning, end with a WS row.
Bind off all stitches.
Button Loops: Using hook and 3 strands of yarn held together, join yarn with a slip st to wide end of belt (opposite end from strap).
Row 1: Ch 1, work 17 sc along end, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, [ch 3, skip 2 sc for button loop], sc in next 11 sc; repeat [ to ] for second button loop, sc in last sc.
Attach buckle to belt. Wrap strap around belt and fasten through buckle to secure. Sew buttons opposite button loops.
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