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Free Knitting Pattern: Hand-Knit Danbury Hooded Sweater Jacket

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Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern #: 60588

Extra large hood, side slit pockets, dropped shoulder with straight sleeve-knit in Stockinette for body of sweater and ribbing for cuffs and hem.

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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Medium, Large, 2X

Finished Bust 46 (56, 66) in. [117 (142, 167.5) cm]
Finished Length
30½ (31½, 33) in. [77.5 (80, 84) cm]


Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Nov 14, 2011)
RIGHT FRONT (Buttonhole Side)

Row 3: Sl first st holding yarn in back, k 2, (yo, k2tog for buttonhole), k2 k1, sl next st holding yarn in back, k across row to last 2 sts, k2tog.


The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Wool-Ease® Chunky

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Fisherman Bluebell Indigo Redwood Walnut Moss Pumpkin Spice
Eggplant Charcoal Black Silver Grey Willow Nantucket Amber Mulberry
Tinsel White Wheat
*Wool-Ease® Chunky (Article #630). 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (153yds/140m) pull skeins

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•  630-178 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Nantucket
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$ 105.48 (14, 16) 
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)   $ 2.65  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
5 buttons 1 in. [25 mm] diameter
 

Hand-Knit Danbury Hooded Sweater Jacket

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky

GAUGE:

14 sts + 18 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

PATTERN STITCH
K1, p1 Rib
Row 1:
K1, *p1, k1; repeat from * across the row.
Row 2: K the k sts and p the p sts across the row.
Repeat Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.


BACK

With smaller needles, cast on 79 (95, 107) sts.
Work in k1, p1 Rib for 4 in. [10 cm]. Change to larger needles. K 1 row, p 1 row. Continue in St st, dec 1 st each edge on next row – 77 (93, 105) sts. Work in St st until piece measures 21 in. [53.5 cm] from beg, end with a WS row.

Armhole Shaping

Dec 1 st each side on next row, then every 6th row 6 (7, 8) times – 63 (77, 87) sts. Bind off.

LEFT FRONT (Button Side)

With smaller needles, cast on 47 (57, 67) sts.
Work in k1, p1 Rib for 4 in. [10 cm]. Change to larger needles.
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2 (WS): Sl first st holding yarn in front, p 5, sl next st holding yarn in front, p across row.
Dec 1 st at beg of next RS row for side edge -- 46 (56, 66) sts.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2, slipping first and 7th st on WS rows to create faux placket. Work until piece measures same length as Back to beg of armhole shaping.

Armhole Shaping

Continue as established, dec 1 st at beg of RS row every 6th row 7 (8, 9) times – 39 (48, 57) sts. Bind off. Mark for 5 buttons evenly spaced on the front placket, with first button just above Rib and last button 5 in. [12.5 cm] below bound-off edge.

RIGHT FRONT (Buttonhole Side)

Cast on and work in rib as for Left Front. Change to larger needles.
Row 1 (RS): Sl first st holding yarn in back, k 5, sl next st holding yarn in back, k across row.
Row 2 (WS): Purl.
Row 3: Sl first st holding yarn in back, k 2, (yo, k2tog for buttonhole), k 1, sl next st holding yarn in back, k across row to last 2 sts, k2tog.
Continue to work as for Left Front, reversing shaping and placket placement and working buttonholes (yo, k2tog) to correspond to button placement on Left Front.

SLEEVE (make 2)

With smaller needles, cast on 35 (41, 45) sts.
Work in k1, p1 Rib for 4 in. [10 cm]. Change to larger needles. Work in St st for 16 rows. Continue to work in St st, inc 1 st each side every 4th row 16 (16, 19) times – 67 (73, 83) sts. Work even in St st until piece measures 22 (26, 28) in. [56 (66, 71) cm] from beg. Bind off.

HOOD

With larger needles, cast on 35 (40, 47) sts. Work in St st, inc 1 st each edge of next row 6 times – 47 (52, 59) sts. Work even in St st for 12 (13, 14) in. [30.5 (33, 35.5) cm]. Dec 2 sts at beg of next RS row 3 times – 41 (46, 53) sts. Inc 2 sts at beg of next RS row 3 times. Work even in St st for 12 (13, 14) in. [30.5 (33, 35.5) cm]. Dec 1 st each edge of next row 6 times. Bind off loosely.

DRAWSTRING

With 3 strands held together and using crochet hook, make a chain 60 in. [152.5 cm] long for drawstring. Fasten off.

POCKETS (make 2)

With larger needles, cast on 21 sts. Work in St st for 12 in. [30.5 cm]. Bind off.

FINISHING

Sew Fronts to Back for 5 (6½, 7½) in. [12.5 (16.5, 19) cm] along top edge for shoulder. Sew in Sleeves. Sew Sleeve seams. Sew side seams, leaving a 6 in. [15 cm] opening in each side for Pockets. Fold Pockets in half crosswise and sew side seams closed. Sew cast-on and bound-off edges of Pocket in opening of side seam. Fold Hood in half, bringing bound-off edge down to meet cast-on edge, and sew back seam. Roll front edge of Hood over drawstring and sew loosely, creating a rolled tunnel for the drawstring to slip through. Sew Hood in place around neck, keeping drawstring edge free. Sew on buttons opposite buttonholes.

Optional Belt

With smaller needles, cast on 11 sts. Work in k1, p1 Rib for 50 (60, 70) in. [127 (152.5, 178) cm] or desired length. Bind off.
Weave in ends.


 
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approx = approximately rep = repeat(s)(ing)
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Pattern Average Rating: ****3.6 (based on 13 reviews)
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Hand-Knit Danbury Hooded Sweater Jacket Reviewed by Maike Hess on 2013-11-10 *
I knitted this, and used the medium size directions as this is the SMALLEST of sizes, and found that it was HUMUNGO! Medium size would fit a size 18-20 woman's. I'm sure the size Lg. and size XL would fit a small airplane.....but don't quote me on that as I did not knit those sizes.
I am an experienced knitter and checked my gauge beforehand, used the size knitting needles as stated, and used the size yarn required. It was correct.
At any rate, I ended up getting everything except the hood finished, and started sewing the pieces together, only to realize that these dimensions are WAY TOO BIG! I'm a size 8-10 women's...So I ended up ripping it apart, and will try it with my own size stitching. I will let you know what those new starting stitches are for 8-10 women's, and send along the finished picture as well.
Also, as a commentator stated in an earlier post, she is right in saying the hood directions are grossly incorrect. They do not make any sense. I will reconfigure them to make sense.
The main directions for front, back, and arms are accurate and easy to follow. The hood directions are vague and difficult for most knitters to follow.
All in all, I can see where this is a very lovely sweater/coat for colder climates. I plan on lining mine with fleece for added warmth as I spend a lot of time working outdoors.


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