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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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# 1. Poster: MEH
November 18, 2013

I too would like the 36-38 size conversion. Where can I find it.
# 2. Poster: June
December 11, 2013

Are we allowed to print these patterns to knit? Thanks
# 3. Poster: Diane
January 9, 2014

I am committed to making this lovely sweater for myself. I am a 3x size. I needed to use size nine needles to get the gauge right instead of the size 3. I finished the ribbing and notice that now I am to switch to a size 9 needle....? Please advise.
# 4. Poster: Elaine Phillips
January 13, 2014

Size 3 needles are for rib only. You should work the rest of the jacket on the needles, which allow you to achieve the correct gauge.
# 5. Poster: Kamalpreet
January 21, 2014

Hi Thanks For the lovely pattern. I had made it last fall for my Mother. It look very beautiful and elegant.
# 6. Poster: Hoa Young
June 28, 2012

How to adjust the stitches to size 36-38 chest?
Thanks
Young
# 7. Poster: Carol Cooley
September 16, 2013

Can you please send me the instructions for a size 36". I am petite so will need less yarn for the sleeves and length. Thank you.
I look forward to receiving this in due course. The verification code is easy to read - other websites should take note!
With thanks, Carol Cooley (England)
# 8. Poster: MJ
August 10, 2012

Hi Hoa,

Look for my response on Post #3 to Janet. I have given some information on how to adjust the Leaves Jacket that should be of help.

Also, if you are interested in a chart for the Leaves panel, I have completed it... and feel confident it is 100% correct. My brains are soup from a week long heat wave of 100+ with no AC, so it has been challenging to concentrate. Thank God the heat wave is supposed to break overnight! If you would like a copy of the chart, contact me at Ducky_711 at yahoo dot com and I will be happy to share it with you.

Time to start our swatches!

MJ

# 9. Poster: Lynn C Tyler
September 29, 2012

I would like the chart. Thanks for sharing your beautiful sweater.
# 10. 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.
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