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Uptown Elegance Side-Button Jacket

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Sideways Jacket Knitting Pattern

Sizes: S (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 34 [38, 42, 46, 50, 54] inches (86 [96, 106, 117, 127, 137] cm)

Materials: Sirdar Escape DK weight yarn (51% Wool, 49% Acrylic), 120 yards (110 meters)/50 gr, color 181 – 12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 18) balls
Small amount of contrasting yarn for I-cord.
4 large buttons

Needles: US 6 (4.0 mm) straight and long circular OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge for garter st:
18 sts x 38 rows = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)

Pattern Notes

Garter st
All rows knit.

Abbreviations:
k - knit
p - purl
ssk - slip, slip, knit (left leaning decrease)
k2tog – knit 2 together (right leaning decrease)
M1 (Make 1 increase) - I used the increase described by Elizabeth Zimmerman: Make a backward loop over the right-hand needle and in the next row knit (purl) it as a regular stitch.
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
w&t - wrap and turn


Selvedge stitches: first st slip as if to knit, last st purl

Short-Row Full Gore

Short row 1: k 5, w&t.
Short row 2: k 5
Short row 3: k 10, pick up the wrap and knit it together with the wrapped st, w&t.
Short row 4: k 10.
Short row 5: k 15, pick up the wrap and knit it together with the wrapped st, w&t.
Short row 6: k 15.
Short row 7: k 20, pick up the wrap and knit it together with the wrapped st, w&t.
Short row 8: k 20.
Short row 9: k 25, pick up the wrap and knit it together with the wrapped st, w&t.
Short row 10: k 25.
Short row 11: k 20, w&t.
Short row 12: k 20.
Short row 13: k 15, w&t.
Short row 14: k 15.
Short row 15: k 10, w&t.
Short row 16: k 10.
Short row 17: k 5, w&t.
Short row 18: k 5.
Next full row pick up all the wraps and knit them together with the wrapped st

Short-Row Half Gore

Short row 1: k 25, w&t.
Short row 2: k 25.
Short row 3: k 20, w&t.
Short row 4: k 20.
Short row 5: k 15, w&t.
Short row 6: k 15.
Short row 7: k 10, w&t.
Short row 8: k 10.
Short row 9: k 5, w&t.
Short row 10: k 5.
Next full row pick up all the wraps and knit them together with the wrapped st

To wrap and turn in the short rows:
With yarn in front sl 1 stitch to the right needle
Move yarn between the needles to the back
Slip the stitch back to the left needle
Turn the work and bring the yarn back to the wrong side between the needles


Jacket

The jacket is knitted in garter stitch back and forth, sideways (cuff-to-cuff) as one piece, starting from left sleeve, then the body of the jacket, then the right sleeve. The bottom of the jacket is shaped with short-row gores. There are side-to-sleeve seams. The jacket is finished with applied I-cord.

Left Sleeve

Cast on 50 (54, 64, 72, 78, 82) sts (there are 2 selvedge sts included) and work garter st.
Work 168 (172, 174, 174, 174, 174) rows, increasing the sleeve as follows:
increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every 18th row 0 (0, 0, 0, 7, 0) times;
increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every 16th row 0 (0, 0, 3, 3, 10) times;
increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every 14th row 0 (0, 3, 9, 0, 1) times;
increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every 12th row 4 (6, 11, 0, 0, 0) times;
increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every 10th row 12 (10, 0, 0, 0, 0) times;

Body

Row 169 (173, 175, 175, 175, 175): at the end of this row cast on 73 (74, 75, 77, 77, 77) sts. At the end of the next row, cast on the same amount of sts. These are body stitches, which form the front and the back. If you would like a longer jacket, you need to cast on more stitches (the same amount for front and for back). Total stitch count is now 228 (234, 242, 250, 252, 258).
Work the next RS row. Work short-row half gore (see pattern notes above) at the front bottom. Work the next full WS row. Work another short-row half gore at the back bottom.
Work 42 (50, 56, 64, 74, 80) rows.
Work next RS row. Work short-row full gore at the front bottom. Work the next full WS row. Work another short-row full gore at the back bottom.
Work 18 rows.

Back Neck Shaping

Work first 114 (117, 121, 125, 126, 129) sts of RS row. Transfer the rest of the stitches to another circular needle. Continue to work the back stitches only. Decrease by 1 st in every RS row 5 (5, 5, 7, 7, 7) times by working k2tog (2 sts before the selvedge st) at the end of the row. Total 10 (10, 10, 14, 14, 14) rows.
Work 24 (28, 34, 28, 30, 34) more rows.
Increase by 1 st in every RS row 5 (5, 5, 7, 7, 7) times by working m1 at the end of the row. Total 10 (10, 10, 14, 14, 14) rows. Set aside.

Right Front

Cast on 98 (98, 102, 104, 103, 106) sts. Work 10 rows increasing by 1 st at the beginning of the RS row by working m1 after the selvedge st 5 times. Total sts now 103 (103, 107, 109, 108, 111).
Next RS row work 4 buttonholes as follows: 1 selvedge st, k 4, *bind off 3 sts, k 20 (20, 22, 22, 22, 23), repeat 2 more times from *, bind off 3 sts, knit to the end of the row. In the next row cast on 3 sts over bind off sts to form a buttonhole.
Work 24 (28, 34, 28, 30, 34) rows.

Right Front Neck Shaping

Increase by 1 st in every RS row 5 (5, 5, 7, 7, 7) times by working m1 at the beginning of the row. Total 10 (10, 10, 14, 14, 14) rows. At the end of the last row cast on 6 (9, 9, 9, 11, 11) sts.

Right Shoulder

Continue to work back and front again. Work RS row starting from back, then continue over the cast on sts of the right neck and then front sts. The stitch count should be 228 (234, 242, 250, 252, 258) sts again.
Work 18 rows.
Work next RS row. Work short-row full gore at the front bottom. Work the next full WS row. Work another short-row full gore at the back bottom.
Work 44 (52, 58, 66, 76, 82) rows.
Work next RS row. Work short-row half gore at the front bottom. Work the next full WS row. Work another short-row half gore at the back bottom.
Work next RS row. Bind off 73 (74, 75, 77, 77, 77) sts at the beginning of the next row. Knit to the end of the row. Turn. Bind off 73 (74, 75, 77, 77, 77) sts at the beginning of the row. Knit to the end of the row. This is the 1st row of the right sleeve.

Sleeve

Work 168 (172, 174, 174, 174, 174) rows, decreasing the sleeve as follows:
decrease by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every 18th row 0 (0, 0, 0, 7, 0) times;
decrease by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every 16th row 0 (0, 0, 3, 3, 10) times;
decrease by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every 14th row 0 (0, 3, 9, 0, 1) times;
decrease by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every 12th row 4 (6, 11, 0, 0, 0) times;
decrease by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every 10th row 12 (10, 0, 0, 0, 0) times;
Total after the decreases 50 (54, 64, 72, 78, 82) sts.
Bind off.

Left Front

Work of the sts transferred to an additional needle. Decrease by 1 st in every RS row 5 (5, 5, 7, 7, 7) times by working ssk (2 sts after the selvedge st) at the beginning of the row. Total 10 (10, 10, 14, 14, 14) rows.
Work 16 (16, 18, 18, 20, 20) rows.
Decrease by 1 st in every RS row 5 times by working ssk (2 sts after the selvedge st) at the beginning of the row. Total 10 rows. Bind off.


Finishing

With contrasting yarn work applied I-cord along the front center and neckline, starting from the bottom of the right front.

See video instructions for knitting applied I-cord


Sew on the buttons.

 

 

Enjoy!

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Poster: WillowCO
August 15, 2016

sirdar escape dk weight yard discontinued any other suggestions for yard?

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