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Free Knitting Pattern: Long and Lean Jacket

Lion Brandฎ Homespun®
Pattern #: 70640B
Rating: *****4.9 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 37 (40, 46, 49, 52) in. (94 (101.5, 117, 124.5, 132) cm)
Finished Length 33 (34, 34, 35, 35) in. (84 (86.5, 86.5, 89, 89) 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: None
 

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Homespun®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 790-422: Homespun Yarn: Wisteria
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Homespun®
Sundae Stripes Gemstone Stripes Wildberries Stripes Beachside Stripes Petunia Stripes Hepplewhite Shaker Colonial
Deco Rococo Edwardian Tudor Sierra Regency Baroque Waterfall
Gothic Prairie Barrington Nouveau Windsor Corinthian Mediterranean Delft
Quartz Montana Sky Black Candy Apple Harvest Olive Barley Grape
Cream Golden Meadow Fiesta Plum Apple Green Lagoon Parfait
Ocean Painted Desert Wild Fire Bourbon Herb Garden Mixed Berries Pearls Marble
Amethyst Pesto Coral Reef Great Plains Ambrosia Vintage Purple Haze Wisteria
Mimosa Seafoam Spice Tulips Cherry Blossom Vineyard Pueblo Abalone
Claret Clouds Desert Mountain Blue Moon Barks Forest Sand Dune
*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  790-422 Homespun Yarn: Wisteria
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$ 29.96 5, 5, 5, 6 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Long and Lean Jacket

Lion Brand Homespun®

GAUGE:

14 sts + 16 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in K1, p1 Rib 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:

STITCH EXPLANATION
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog – 1 st decreased.

PATTERN STITCH
K1, p1 Rib (over odd number of sts)
Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

NOTES:

1. Jacket is worked in 3 pieces, Back, Left Front and Right Front.
2. Each piece is worked beg at the lower edge.
3. When you see 'as established' in the instructions, this means to continue in the current pattern st.
4. When you see ‘work even’ in the instructions, this means to continue working in the pattern st you have established without changing the number of sts.

BACK
With larger needles, cast on 71 (77, 85, 91, 97) sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 8 in. (20.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.

Decrease Row (RS): K1, k2tog, work in rib pattern as established to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 – 69 (75, 83, 89, 95) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in rib as established until piece measures 15 1/2 in. (39.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Decrease Row – 67 (73, 81, 87, 93) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in rib as established until piece measures 23 in. (58.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Decrease Row – 65 (71, 79, 85, 91) sts at the end of this row. Work even in rib as established until piece measures 24 in. (61 cm) from beg.
Sleeves
Cast on 23 (23, 23, 25, 25) sts at beg of next 2 rows for sleeves – 111 (117, 125, 135, 141) sts when all sts have been cast on.
Work even in rib as established until sleeve measures 7 (8, 8, 9, 9) in. (18 (20.5, 20.5, 23, 23) cm) from cast on sts of sleeve.
Bind off 12 (12, 12, 13, 13) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 87 (93, 101, 109, 115) sts when all bind offs have been completed.
Bind off 11 (11, 11, 12, 12) sts at beg of next row – 76 (82, 90, 97, 103) sts at the end of this row.
Divide for Neck
Next Row: Bind off first 11 (11, 11, 12, 12) sts, work in rib as established over next 17 (19, 23, 25, 28) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 31 (33, 33, 35, 35) sts for neck, work in rib as established to end of row – 17 (19, 23, 25, 28) sts for each side.
You will now be working both sides of the Back at the same time, each side with a separate ball of yarn.
Next Row: Bind off first 9 (10, 11, 12, 14) sts, work as established to end of first side; on 2nd side, work as established to end of row.
Next Row: Bind off first 9 (10, 11, 12, 14) sts, work as established to end of first side; on 2nd side, work as established to end of row – 8 (9, 12, 13, 14) sts for each side.
Next Row: Bind off all sts of first side; on 2nd side, work as established to end of row.
Bind off rem 8 (9, 12, 13, 14) sts.


RIGHT FRONT
With larger needles, cast on 42 (44, 50, 52, 56) sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 8 in. (20.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Decrease Row (RS): Work in rib as established to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 – 41 (43, 49, 51, 55) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in rib as established until piece measures 15 1/2 in. (39.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Decrease Row – 40 (42, 48, 50, 54) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in rib as established until piece measures 23 in. (58.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Decrease Row – 39 (41, 47, 49, 53) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in rib as established until piece measures 24 in. (61 cm) from beg, end with a RS row.
Sleeve
Cast on 23 (23, 23, 25, 25) sts at beg of next row for sleeve – 62 (64, 70, 74, 78) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in rib as established until sleeve measures 7 (8, 8, 9, 9) in. (18 (20.5, 20.5, 23, 23) cm) from cast on sts of sleeve, end with a RS row.
Shape Sleeve
Next Row: Bind off 12 (12, 12, 13, 13) sts, work to end of row – 50 (52, 58, 61, 65) sts.
Work even in rib as established for 1 row.
Next Row: Bind off 11 (11, 11, 12, 12) sts, work to end of row – 39 (41, 47, 49, 53) sts.
Shape Neck
Next Row: Bind off 12 (12, 13, 13, 14) sts for neck, work to end of row – 27 (29, 34, 36, 39) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 9 (10, 11, 12, 14) sts for sleeve, work to end of row – 18 (19, 23, 24, 25) sts.
Bind off 10 (10, 11, 11, 11) sts at beg of next row for neck.
Bind off rem 8 (9, 12, 13, 14) sts.


LEFT FRONT
With larger needles, cast on 42 (44, 50, 52, 56) sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 8 in. (20.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Decrease Row (RS): K1, k2tog, work in rib as established to end of row – 41 (43, 49, 51, 55) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in rib as established until piece measures 15 1/2 in. (39.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Decrease Row – 40 (42, 48, 50, 54) sts.
Work even in rib as established until piece measures 23 in. (58.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Decrease Row – 39 (41, 47, 49, 53) sts.
Work even in rib as established until piece measures 24 in. (61 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Sleeve
Cast on 23 (23, 23, 25, 25) sts at beg of next row for sleeve – 62 (64, 70, 74, 78) sts.
Work even in rib as established until sleeve measures 7 (8, 8, 9, 9) in. (18 (20.5, 20.5, 23, 23) cm) from cast on sts of sleeve, end with a WS row.
Shape Sleeve
Next Row: Bind off 12 (12, 12, 13, 13) sts, work to end of row – 50 (52, 58, 61, 65) sts.
Work even in rib as established for 1 row.
Next Row: Bind off 11 (11, 11, 12, 12) sts, work to end of row – 39 (41, 47, 49, 53) sts.
Shape Neck
Next Row: Bind off 12 (12, 13, 13, 14) sts for neck, work to end of row – 27 (29, 34, 36, 39) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 9 (10, 11, 12, 14) sts for sleeve, work to end of row – 18 (19, 23, 24, 25) sts.
Bind off 10 (10, 11, 11, 11) sts at beg of next row for neck.
Bind off rem 8 (9, 12, 13, 14) sts.


FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.
Neck Edging
From RS with smaller needles, beg at Right Front neck, pick up and k83 (85, 87, 89, 91) sts evenly spaced around neck edge, ending at Left Front neck.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 1/2 in. (4 cm). Bind off.
Sleeve Edging
From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k45 (47, 49, 51, 53) sts evenly spaced across lower edge of sleeve. Work in Garter st (k every row), for 3 in. (7.5 cm). Bind off.
Sew side and sleeve seams, including edging. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.9 (based on 7 reviews)
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Long and Lean Jacket Reviewed by Wendy Papernick on 2014-09-23 ****
I made the small size of the jacket and it turned out to be lovely. I had to buy an extra ball of yarn to knit the neck and the sleeve borders even though I checked my gage before I started the project.

The only negative comment I have is that the yarn frays badly at the ends so I had to tie knots on the end every time I joined more yarn.

It was the first project that I have completed in more than seven years and I love the finished piece.

I did realize that I need to take another finishing class soon.


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