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!



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Poster: Bunny
January 24, 2013

Beautiful pattern, I will put this on my wish list. Thanks for posting.
Poster: Elisabeth Loose
November 21, 2012

Thank you so much. I love this pattern. Greatings from Germamny
Elisabeth
Poster: Connie McMichael
September 22, 2012

I totally love this sweater but I want a smaller size please - if you could correspond with my email I would truly appreciate it!! Thank you.
Poster: MJ
August 15, 2012

Need to resize this pattern? Contact me at Ducky_711 at Yahoo dot com and I will be happy to give you a recipe to convert it to make it fit.
Poster: Vasanti
August 8, 2012

Hi is it possible to write the mirror pattern for the right side for the leaves pattern and the right side. It would be a great help. I love this pattern and would like to knit one for myself. Also if you could guide how many stitches to cast on for a medium and large size. Thanks Vasanti
Poster: Vasanti
August 3, 2012

When you say mirror the left side pattern how do we start could you please explain. I do knit and crochet but still need help when I do new projects.
Poster: Dorothy Gubrud
July 21, 2012

Can this pattern be adjusted to a smaller size? It is such a pretty sweater, but much to large for me.
Thank you,

Dorothy
Poster: Janet Schleeter
July 11, 2012

Do you have this pattern in a smaller size? It is a lovely cardigan--but I would need a Medium at the largest...Thanks, Janet
Poster: Fluffy
July 10, 2012

I would have liked this pattern much more if it was charted. Having to read every word is so tedious.
Poster: Hoa Young
June 28, 2012

How to adjust the stitches to size 36-38 chest?
Thanks
Young
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