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Bi-Color Cables

Button up a vintage jacket trimmed with two-tone cables.

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The secret to a flattering jacket is a tailored fit. This two-tone jacket has a slimming silhouette and a tailored feel, by using shaped faux princess "seams" along the fronts and back. Additional touches like bicolored cables that fan into basket-weave sections and yarn-covered buttons provide interesting detail. The body is worked in a single piece from the lower edge to the armholes, then the back and fronts are worked separately to the shoulders. The collar is worked last. If you prefer a less-fitted look, work the jacket in a larger size.
Finished Size: 31 1/2 (36, 42, 47 1/2)" (80 [91.5, 106.5, 120.5] cm) chest/bust circumference, buttoned. Sweater shown measures 31 1/2" (80 cm).
Yarn: Gems Opal (100% superwash merino; 225 yd [206 m]/100 g): #53 caribou (dark brown, MC), 5 (6, 7, 7) skeins; #39 fern green (CC), 2 (2, 3, 3) skeins. Yarn distributed by Louet Sales.
Yarn weight: #3 - Light
Gauge: On larger needle, 22 sts and 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st; 30 sts at base of cable charts measure 4" (10 cm) wide; 6-st cable measures 3/4" (1.9 cm) wide; 3 sts of double knit slipped stitch edge = 1/4" (0.6 cm) wide.
Needles: Body and sleeves—size 6 (4 mm): 24" (60-cm) circular (cir). Facings and collar—size 5 (3.75 mm): 24" (60-cm) cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); removable markers or safety pins; stitch holders; cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; size F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook; five 1/2" (1.3-cm) metal dressmaker's hooks; sharp-pointed sewing needle; sewing thread to match CC.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Winter 2005

SKU: EP0451

Author/Speaker/Editor: Annie Modesitt

Format: eProject