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Vintage-Inspired Jacket

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A longtime admirer of tailored garments, the designer is always on the lookout for ways to adapt a dressmaker classic to the knitted form. The idea for this jacket-including lapels, pocket flaps, and crisp edges-came from a postcard sent from a friend visiting London. A subtly variegated yarn lends the feel of the tweedy woven fabric. To add a little fun, she incorporates a number of interesting edgings.

SKU: EP1290

Author/Speaker/Editor: Deborah Newton

Format: eProject

Details
Finished Size: 39 1/2 (44 1/2, 48 1/2, 52 1/2)" (100.5 [113, 123, 133.5] cm) bust circumference, buttoned (includes width of side cable panels and front band). Jacket shown measures 44 1/2" (113 cm).
Yarn: Classic Elite Beatrice (100% wool; 63 yd [57 m]/50 g): #3232 rouge (MC; variegated rose), 22 (26, 29, 33) balls. Classic Elite Wings (55% alpaca, 23% silk, 22% wool; 109 yd[100 m]/50 g): #2395 sunset purple (CC), 3 (3, 4, 4) skeins.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in textured pattern with MC on size 8 (5 mm) needles; 20 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st with CC on size 6 (4 mm) needles; 14 sts of side cable trim = 2" (5 cm) wide, before insertion.
Needles: Body and Sleeves-Size 8 (5 mm). Edging-Size 6 (4 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Cable needle (cn); stitch holders; removable marker or safety pin; tapestry needle; six 7/8" (2.2-cm) buttons; 2 yd (2 m) coordinating 1/2" (1.3-cm) seam binding; sharp-point sewing needle or sewing machine and matching thread for applying seam binding.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall 2005

SKU: EP1290

Author/Speaker/Editor: Deborah Newton

Format: eProject