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Zip-Front Perfection

Totally classic style in totally daring color.

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This designer is renowned in the handknitting world for her attention to the finest of design details. Here she takes a simple, lightly textured jacket and makes it irresistible by giving it a fitted shape, a zipper-front, and a fold-over collar. Each piece is worked separately from the lower edge upward in a modified moss-stitch pattern. The front edges are trimmed with a couple of rows of reverse stockinette stitch. A few rows of knit 1, purl 1 ribbing pull in the back of the collar for a tailored fit.
Finished Size: 37 (39, 41)" (94 [99, 104] cm) bust/chest circumference. Jacket shown measures 39" (99 cm).
Yarn: Filatura di Crosa 501 (100% wool; 136 yd [125 m]/50 g): #1812 bright pink, 10 (11, 12) balls.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) in pattern stitch on larger needles.
Needles: Body and Sleeves - Size 7 (4.5 mm). Edging - Size 6 (4 mm). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle; straight pins; one matching 18 1/2 (19, 19 1/2)" (47 [48, 49] cm) separating zipper.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall 2001

SKU: EP1030

Author/Speaker/Editor: Mari Lynn Patrick

Format: eProject