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Retro Tweed Jacket

A contemporary take on the classic Chanel jacket.

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In developing the tweedy stitch pattern for this softly tailored jacket, the designer found that she liked the more pronounced texture of what she had originally determined as the reverse side of the fabric, so she switched right and wrong sides. She further pushed the dimensional feel by adding a crocheted trim reminiscent of a Chanel suit. To mimic a woven jacket, she's added other dressmaker details-subtle waist shaping, cuff emphasis, and a smart collar. Large wooden buttons provide a strong accent and are tied on with narrow crocheted cord for easy removal at cleaning time.
Finished Size: 36 1/2 (38 1/2, 40 1/2)" (92.5 [98, 103] cm) chest/bust circumference, buttoned. Jacket shown measures 36 1/2" (92.5 cm).
Yarn: Filatura di Crosa Zara (100% merino; 136 yd [125 m]/50 g): #1477 brown (A), 7 (8, 8) balls; #1462 blue (B), 4 balls; #1396 white (C), 6 (7, 7) balls. Yarn distributed by Tahki/Stacy Charles, Inc.
Yarn weight: #3 - Light
Gauge: 17 sts and 14 rows = 4" (10 cm) in patt st on larger hook.
Needles: Hooks: Sizes F/5 (2.75 mm) and H/8 (5.0 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Four 1 1/2" (3.8-cm) large-eye buttons; tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Crochet, Fall 2004

SKU: EP0838

Author/Speaker/Editor: Mari Lynn Patrick

Format: eProject