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Tartan Jacket

Textured slip stitches make a great plaid jacket.
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Description
Not all knits are stretchy. All-over slip-stitch patterns add stabilility to knitted fabric and give it a woven look and feel. Teva Durham has taken advantage of a "woven" knit-stitch pattern to make a plaid jacket that's as comfortable to wear as any sweater, but will hold its structure long after you've put it on. A large collar, roll-back cuffs, and simple chopstick closure (you can substitute a kilt pin) give the jacket urban sophistication and the warm, spicy colors will brighten any day.

SKU: EP0647

Author/Speaker/Editor: Teva Durham

Format: eProject

Details
Finished Size: 36 (38 1/2, 41 1/2, 46 1/2, 52)" (91.5 [98, 105.5, 118, 132] cm) bust/chest circumference, closed. Coat shown measures 38 1/2" (98 cm).
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky (85% wool, 15% mohair; 125 yd [114 m]/4 oz): #M145 spice (MC), 5 (5, 6, 7, 7) skeins; #M47 Tahiti teal and #M175 bronze patina, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins each; #M67 loden leaf and #M97 rust, 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) skein(s) each.
Yarn weight: #5 - Bulky
Gauge: 12 sts and 20 rows = 4" (10 cm) in basic slip-st patt. To make it easier to check the row gauge, measure straight up along a single column of sts and count each slip-st "V" in the column as 2 rows.
Needles: Size 13 (9 mm): 32" (80-cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle; decorative pin for closure.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall 2004

SKU: EP0647

Author/Speaker/Editor: Teva Durham

Format: eProject