Southwestern Ornament Jacket
Difficulty level: Intermediate
Free Knitting Pattern
Size: 12/14 (42/44)
Materials: 100% wool worsted weight yarn 1 skein 50 g/144 yds (110 m)
Gauge:24 st x 30-31 row = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) with stocking stitch.
Directions: Back and front consists of 3 parts each. The middle and sides parts of back and front are knitted as one piece each.
Middle part: begins from the back bottom. Cast on 80 st on needles 4 (3.5) with black yarn and knit Fairisle pattern from chart 1, repeating the pattern. When you knit 23" (58 cm), cast off 44 st in the midlle and then continue to knit each part (18 st each) separately following chart 2.. To shape the neck cast on 1 st x 2 times, 2 st x 4 times, 3st x 4 times in every 2nd row. Continue to knit according to chart and then with black yarn. Cast off at 23" (58 cm) from the shoulder line.
Left Side Panel: begins from the back bottom. Cast on 44 st on needles 4 (3.5) with black yarn and knit: 1 end st, 10 st of cable, 32 st stocking stitch, 1 end st. Knit 23" (58 cm) plus 23" (58 cm). Cast off.
Sleeve:Cast on 50 st on needles 2.5 (3) with black yarn and knit 3" (7.5 cm) of rib. In the lst row increase adding 36 st evenly. Continue stocking stitch with needles 4 (3.5 mm), adding 30 st on each side (1 st every 4 rows). Knit the following stripes:
Finishing: Join seams of the middle panel with the seams of side panels. Join top of the sleeves with the other side of the side panels. Join sleeve seams and side seams.Pick up on circular 2.5 (3 mm) needles approx 200 st with black yarn on the bottom of the jacket. Knit rib for 2" (5 cm), cast off.
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