Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

Leaves Jacket

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Free Knitting Pattern

Size: XL (2X, 3X)

Chest: 46 [50, 54] inches

This jacket has over-sized fit.

Materials: Wool worsted weight yarn 75m/50g - 17 balls.
Needles: 3 (3.0 mm) and 9 (5.5 mm), hook size C (3 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

Gauge: 15 st x 20 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)

Patterns:

Rib: 1k, 1p

Stockinette Stitch
1 row and all odd rows - knit sts
2 row and all even rows - purl sts

Reverse Stockinette Stitch
1 row and all odd rows - purl sts
2 row and all even rows - knit sts

Large Cable on 13 sts: 1 and 3 rows - 6 k, 1 p, 6 k.
2, 4, and 6 - 6 p, 1 k, 6 p.
Row 5 - C6B (Cable 6 Back), 1 p, C6F
Repeat rows 1-6.

Left Leaves Panel: on 22 st.
Row 1, 3 and 5: 10 p, 2 k, 10 p
Row 2 and all even rows knit k over k, p over p and yon (yarn over needle). (If the stitch was knitted in the odd row, you purl it in the even row, if the stitch was purled in the odd row, you knit it in the even row. The yarn overs from the odd rows (starting from row 15) a to be purled.)
Row 7: 9 p, T2B (Twist 2 Back: slip a stitch on a cable needle and leave it at the back of work, knit next stitch, knit the stitch from the cable needle), 1 k, 10 p.
Row 9: 8 p, T2Bp (Twist 2 Back: slip a stitch on a cable needle and leave it at the back of work, knit next stitch, purl the stitch from the cable needle), 2 k, 10 p.
Row 11: 7 p, T2Bp, 1 p, 2 k, 10 p.
Row 13: 6 p, T2Bp, 2 p, 2 k, 10 p.
Row 15: 6 p, yon (yarn over needle), 1 k, yon, 3 p, 2 k, 10 p.
Row 17: 6 p, 1 k, yon, 1 k, yon, 1 k, 3 p, 2 k, 10 p.
Row 19: 6 p, 2 k, yon, 1 k, yon, 2 k, 3 p, 1 k, T2F (Twist 2 Front: slip a stitch on a cable needle and leave it at the front of work, knit next stitch, knit the stitch from the cable needle), 9 p.
Row 21: 6 p, 3 k, yon, 1 k, yon, 3 k, 3 p, 2 k, T2Fp (Twist 2 Front: slip a stitch on a cable needle and leave it at the front of work, purl next stitch, knit the stitch from the cable needle), 8 p.
Row 23: 6 p, k2tog tbk (knit 2 together through back of loops), 5 k, k2tog, 3p, 2 k, 1 p, T2Fp, 7 p.
Row 25: 6 p, k2tog tbk, 3 k, k2tog, 3 p, 2 k, 2 p, T2Fp, 6 p.
Row 27: 6 p, k2tog tbk, 1 k, k2tog, 3 p, 2 k, 3 p, yon, 1 k, yon, 6 p.
Row 29: 6 p, sk2p (slip 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso), 3 p, 2 k, 3 p, 1 k, yon, 1 k, yon, 1 k, 6 p.
Row 31: 9 p, T2B, 1 k, 3 p, 2 k, yon, 1 k, yon, 2 k, 6 p.
Row 33: 8 p, T2Bp, 2 k, 3 p, 3 k, yon, 1 k, yon, 3 k, 6 p.
Row 35: 7 p, T2Bp, 1 p, 2 k, 3 p, k2tog tbk, 5 k, k2tog, 6 p.
Row 37: 6 p, T2Bp, 2 p, 2 k, 3 p, k2tog tbk, 3 k, k2tog, 6 p.
Row 39: 6 p, yon, 1 k, yon, 3 p, 2 k, 3 p, k2tog tbk, 1 k, k2tog, 6 p.
Row 41: 6 p, 1 k, yon, 1 k, yon, 1 k, 3 p, 2 k, 3 p, sk2p, 6 p.
Row 43: Repeat rows 19 - 42.

 

Right Leaves Panel: on 22 st.
Mirror Left Leaves Panel.

Selvedge stitches
The 1st and last stitch of the pattern are selvedge stitches. To make the edges of your work even and smooth 2 more stitches (selvedge stitches) are added. You should always slip the first stitch as if to knit and purl the last stitch. The selvedge stitches are not counted in the pattern unless otherwise specified.

Directions

Left Front
Cast on 53 (57, 61) sts (including edge stitches) on 3 (3.0 mm) needles.
Knit rib for 8 rows. In the last row add evenly 4 sts.
Continue on 9 (5.5 mm) needles on 57 (61, 65) sts: 1 edge st, 3 (7, 11) st. of stockinette St, 1 st of reverse stockinette st, right half of large cable on 6 st., Left Leaves panel on 22 st, large cable on 13 st, 10 st of stockinette st, 1 edge st.
Continue for 26 in. (65 cm).
To shape neckline decrease 5 st once, 3 st once, 2 st once and 1 st 5 times in each odd row.
Continue for 5 in. (12 cm). Cast off remaining 40 (44, 48) stitches.

Right Front
Knit as mirror of the left front.

Back
Cast on 109 (113, 117) sts (including edge stitches) on 3 (3.0 mm) needles.
Knit rib for 8 rows. In the last row add evenly 5 sts.
Continue on 9 (5.5 mm) needles on 114 (118, 122) sts: 1 edge st, 3 (7, 11) st. of stockinette St, 1 st of reverse stockinette st, right half of large cable on 6 st., Left Leaves panel on 22 st, large cable on 13 st, 22 st of stockinette st, large cable on 13 st, Right Leaves panel on 22 st, left half of large cable on 6 st., 1 st of reverse stockinette st, 3 (7, 11) st. of stockinette St, 1 edge st.
Continue for 29 in. (73 cm).
Cast off 22 st in the center of the back and then continue each half separately. To shape neckline decrease 3 st once, 2 st once and 1 st once in each odd row.
Continue for 1.75 in (4 cm).
Cast off remaining 40 (44, 48) st on both sides.

Sleeve:
Cast on 43 sts (including edge stitches) on 3 (3.0 mm) needles.
Knit rib for 8 rows. In the last row add evenly 25 (29, 33) sts.
Continue stockinette stitch on 9 (5.5 mm) needles.
Add on both sides 1 st 18 times in each 4th row - 104 (108, 112) sts.
Continue for 16 in (40 cm). cast off.

Finishing:

Crochet button bands with sc (sigle crochet) for 1 in (2.5 cm). On the right band make 7 buttonholes.
Join shoulder seams. Pick up 139 st on 3 (3.0 mm) needles along the neckline and knit rib for 10 rows. Cast off.
Sew in sleeves. Join side seams. Sew on 7 buttons.

Enjoy!



Comments

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Poster: Nancy
January 5, 2013

Yes, I would love the jacket in a medium. Just the size change info would be great. Thanks in advance.
Poster: Sara S
September 1, 2013

I live this jacket!!!!! I will really apriciated if you can give me instructions on how to make it for a size medium.
Thank you
Poster: Grace Grasso
November 18, 2013

Love this pattern but need sizing for medium and large. Please help.
Thanks in advance.
Poster: Wendy
September 17, 2012

I would like to have the chart and directions on how to re-size for a smaller size. I appreciate your willingness to share your information!
Poster: Amanda
September 18, 2012

I would love to receive the chart plus any helpful information for a size small! Also, would this pattern work with short sleeves? Thanks you SO much!
Poster: Amanda
October 5, 2013

Dear Amazing Sweater Creator!

I've just found this pattern, and YES it's exactly what I've been looking for for SO long! It's just perfect, and very beautiful. I would love to knit it using different shades of green...

The posts I read were all from a year ago. Please tell me this is still available, and that you are still available to respond to queries?
I need the sweater in a size small, or perhaps even extra small; I usually wear a size 4. And please may I request whatever additional charts and explanations you might have added to your original online piece?

I will be forever your one of your most grateful fans,

Thank you so very much,
Amanda
Santa Rosa, CA
Poster: Eileen Nicholson
March 7, 2013

Lovely cardi, and if possible please could I have a chart.

Many thanks.

Eileen
Poster: MJ
August 15, 2012

I have a mirrored chart for the leaves pattern for you. Write to me at Ducky_711 at Yahoo dot com and I will be more than happy to share the file with you.
I will post information about resizing this pattern in another post. Seems messages can only be so long...
Poster: Laura
March 30, 2013

Hi, i would love a copy of the chart if you still have it?
Thanks
Poster: Elaine Phillips
February 13, 2013

Yes, the back also has leaves panels.
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