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Free Knitting Pattern: Fitted Jacket

Lion Brand« LB Collection« Organic Wool
Pattern #: L10308
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X

Finished Bust 36 1/2 (40 1/2, 44 1/2, 48 1/2, 52 1/2) in. (92.5 (103, 113, 123, 133.5) cm)
Finished Length 24 1/2 (25, 25 1/2, 26, 26 1/2) in. (62 (63.5, 65, 66, 67.5) cm), after hemming


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 Feb 27, 2012)
Sizes S (M) Only
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Rep the last 12 rows until you have 73 (79 81) sts.

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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LB Collection« Organic Wool
Natural Redwood Toffee Avocado Eggplant
*LB Collection Organic Wool (Article #481). 100% Organic Wool; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (185yds/170m) pull skeins

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Additional Materials
3 buttons, 1 in. (25 mm) diameter
Sewing needle and thread
 

Fitted Jacket

Lion Brand« LB Collection« Organic Wool

GAUGE:

16 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Rib pattern 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:

kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1. Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
2. Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st. You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3. Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 1 st.

 

PATTERN STITCHES
Rib pattern
Row 1 (RS):
P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: Purl.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Rib pattern.
Important Note about the Rib pattern: When working the Back of your Jacket, look carefully at your work and take note of how the knit sts and purl sts look. As you continue in the pattern, you will be changing your st count by binding off, decreasing, and increasing.
As your st count changes, Row 1 of the Rib pattern will not always begin with a purl st. You will need to 'read' your work to determine whether to begin Row 1 with a knit or a purl.

 

K1, p1 Rib (worked over an odd number of sts)
Row 1:
K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

NOTES:

1. Jacket is worked in five pieces; Back, Left Front, Right Front, and 2 Sleeves.
2. 'As established' in the instructions means to continue in the current pattern st. 'Work even' in the instructions means to continue in the pattern st without changing the st count by increasing, decreasing, or binding off.
3. The collar and front bands are worked as parts of the Fronts, not separately. The bands are turned to the WS along a sl st line, and sewed in place on the WS of the Jacket.
4. Lower edges of Fronts, Back and Sleeves are hemmed. The hem is created by working 6 rows in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with smaller needles, then working a fold row. The hems are turned to the WS along the fold row, then sewed in place. Use sewing needle and thread for professional looking hems.
5. Pocket Linings are worked separately in St st, then joined as Fronts are worked.
6. Pocket Linings and hemmed edges are worked in St st so that they will not add bulk to the Jacket.


BACK
Note:
The first few rows of the Back will be worked with smaller needles, but to create a stretchy cast on edge, larger needles are used to cast on.
With larger needles, cast on 81 (89, 97, 105, 113) sts.
Change to smaller needles.
Beg with a WS (purl) row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 6 rows.
Next Row: Knit across to create a fold line for the hem.
Change to larger needles.
Beg with Row 1, work in Rib pattern until piece measures about 8 1/2 in. (21.5 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.
Shape Waist
Next Row (RS):
*P1, k1, p1, k3tog, p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1 - 61 (67, 73, 79, 85) sts at the end of this row.
IMPORTANT NOTE
Beginning in the next section of the Back, instructions are divided by specific sizes. Be sure to follow the instructions for the size you are making!

 

Sizes S (M) Only
Beg with Row 2, work in Rib pattern for 5 rows.
Next Row (RS): P1, kfb, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, kfb, p1 - 63 (69) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: P1, k2, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2, p1.
Next Row: Purl.
Next 2 Rows: Rep last 2 rows.
Next Row: P1, kfb, k1, *p1, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, kfb, p1 - 65 (71) sts at the end of this row.
Rep the last 12 rows until you have 73 (81) sts.

 

Sizes L (1X, 2X) ONLY
Beg with Row 2, work in Rib pattern for 3 rows.
Next Row (RS) P1, kfb, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, kfb, p1 - 75 (81, 87) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: P1, k2, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2, p1.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: P1, kfb, k1, *p1, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, kfb, p1 - 77 (83, 89) sts at the end of this row.
Rep the last 8 rows until you have 89 (95, 105) sts.

 

All Sizes
Work even in Rib pattern as established until Back measures about 15 1/2 in. (39.5 cm) from fold line, end with a WS row.
Note: Before continuing, remember to look carefully at your work and take note of how the knit sts and purl sts look, so that you are able to adjust the Rib pattern as your st count changes.
Shape Armholes
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) sts, work in Rib pattern as established to end of row - 67 (74, 82, 89, 97) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Bind off 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) sts, p to end of row - 61 (67, 75, 81, 89) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, work in Rib pattern to end of row - 59 (65, 73, 79, 87) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, p to end of row - 57 (63, 71, 77, 85) sts.
Next Row: Work in Rib pattern across row.
Next Row: P1, p2tog, p to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1 - 55 (61, 69, 75, 83) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times - 51 (57, 65, 71, 79) sts rem.
Work even in Rib pattern as established until armholes measure 8 (8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2, 10) in. (20.5 (21.5, 23, 24, 25.5) cm), end with a WS row.
Shape Shoulders
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) sts, work in Rib pattern to end of row - 46 (51, 58, 63, 70) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) sts, p to end of row - 41 (45, 51, 55, 61) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times - 21 (21, 23, 23, 25) sts rem.
Bind off loosely.

 

POCKET LININGS (make 2)
With larger needles, cast on 23 sts.
Work even in St st for 5 in. (12.5 cm), end with a RS row.
Sl sts onto a holder. Cut yarn, leaving an 18 in. (45.5 cm) yarn tail.


LEFT FRONT
With larger needles, cast on 41 (49, 49, 57, 57) sts.
Change to smaller needles.
Beg with a WS (purl) row, work in St st for 6 rows.
Next Row: Knit across to create a fold line for the hem.
Change to larger needles.
Next Row (RS): Work Row 1 of Rib pattern across, at end of row cast on 12 sts for buttonband - 53 (61, 61, 69, 69) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: Work in Rib pattern across first 45 (53, 53, 61, 61) sts, place marker (pm), sl 1, pm, work in Rib pattern to end of row.
Next Row: Purl, slipping markers as you come to them.
Next Row: Work in Rib pattern to marker, sl marker (sm), sl 1, sm, work in Rib pattern to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures about 6 in. (15 cm) from fold line, end with a RS row.
Next Row (WS): P22 (26, 26, 28, 28), sl next 23 sts to a holder for pocket; with WS facing, purl across sts of one pocket lining, purl rem 8 (12, 12, 18, 18) sts of Left Front.
Next Row: Work in Rib pattern to marker, sm, sl 1, sm, work in Rib pattern to end of row.
Next Row: Purl, slipping markers as you come to them.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures about 7 1/2 in. (19 cm) from fold line, end with a WS row.
Note:
Before continuing, remember to look carefully at your work and take note of how the knit sts and purl sts look, so that you are able to adjust the Rib pattern as your st count changes.
Shape Waist
Next Row (RS):
*P1, k1, p1, k3tog, p1, k1; rep from * 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) more times, work in Rib pattern to marker, sm, sl 1, sm, work in Rib pattern to end of row - 43 (49, 49, 55, 55) sts.
Next Row: Purl, slipping markers as you come to them.
Increase Row (RS): P1, kfb, work in Rib pattern to marker, sm, sl 1, sm, work in Rib pattern to end of row - 44 (50, 50, 56, 56) sts.
Work even in Rib pattern for 5 (5, 3, 3, 3) rows.
Rep Increase Row - 45 (51, 51, 57, 57) sts.
Rep last 6 (6, 4, 4, 4) rows 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) more times - 49 (56, 57, 64, 65) sts when all increases have been completed.
Note: On next row, remove all markers as you come to them. You will no longer be slipping the st that was between the markers.
Work in Rib pattern as established for 3 rows.
Collar Increase Row (RS): Work in Rib pattern to last 2 sts, kfb, p1.
Rep last 4 rows until piece measures same length as Back to armhole, end with a WS row.
Shape Armhole
Note:
Continue to work the collar increase of 1 st on every 4th row, and AT THE SAME TIME shape armhole and shoulders as follows.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) sts, work in Rib pattern to end of row.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, work in Rib pattern to end of row.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: K1, k2tog, work in Rib pattern to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times.
The armhole shaping has now been completed.
Work in Rib pattern and continue to increase 1 st at front edge for collar on every 4th row until piece measures same as Back to beg of shoulder shaping, end with a WS row.
Shape Shoulder
Note:
Continue to work the collar increase of 1 st on every 4th row, and AT THE SAME TIME shape shoulders as follows.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) sts, work in Rib pattern to end of row.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times.
Place marker at end of last row.
Work in Rib pattern and continue to increase for collar 1 st at front edge every 4th row until piece measures 3 (3, 3 1/4, 3 1/4, 3 1/2) in. (7.5 (7.5, 8.5, 8.5, 9) cm) from marker.
Bind off.
Place 3 markers on buttonband for buttons with first marker 6 in. (15 cm) above buttonband cast-on edge, 2nd marker 3 in. (7.5 cm) above first, and 3rd marker 3 in. (7.5 cm) above second.

 

RIGHT FRONT
With larger needles, cast on 41 (49, 49, 57, 57) sts.
Change to smaller needles.
Beg with a WS (purl) row, work in St st for 6 rows.
Next Row: Knit across to create a fold line for the hem.
Change to larger needles.
Next Row (RS): Work Row 1 of Rib pattern across.
Next Row: Purl, cast on 12 sts for buttonband at end of row - 53 (61, 61, 69, 69) sts.
Next Row: Work in Rib pattern across first 7 sts, pm, sl 1, pm, work in Rib pattern to end of row.
Next Row: Purl, slipping markers as you come to them.
Next Row: Work in Rib pattern to marker, sl marker (sm), sl 1, sm, work in Rib pattern to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures about 6 in. (15 cm) from fold line, end with a WS row.
Note: The buttonholes are worked in pairs. When putting the Jacket together, the buttonhole band is folded in half to line up the pairs of buttonholes. This will create sturdier buttonholes.
Buttonhole Row (RS): Work in Rib pattern to 4 sts before sl st, bind off 2 sts, work in Rib pattern to 2 sts past sl st and bind off next 2 sts, work in Rib pattern to end of row.
Next Row (WS): P8 (12, 12, 18, 18), sl next 23 sts to a holder for pocket; with WS facing, purl across sts of one pocket lining, purl to end of row casting on 2 sts over each set of bound-off sts of previous row.
Next Row: Work in Rib pattern to marker, sm, sl 1, sm, work in Rib pattern to end of row.
Next Row: Purl, slipping markers as you come to them.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures about 7 1/2 in. (19 cm) from fold line, end with a WS row.
Shape Waist
NOTES

1. 2 more sets of buttonholes will be worked AT THE SAME TIME as the waist shaping. Check the length of your piece while working the waist shaping.> When the piece measures 3 in. (7.5 cm) and 6 in. (15 cm) from the first set of buttonholes, end with a WS row and work the buttonhole row as before. On the following row, remember to cast on 2 sts over each set of bound-off sts.
2. Remember to look carefully at your work and take note of how the knit sts and purl sts look, so that you are able to adjust the Rib pattern as your st count changes.

 

Next Row (RS): Work in Rib pattern to marker, sm, sl 1, sm, work in Rib pattern across next 4 sts, *p1, k1, p1, k3tog, p1, k1; rep from * rep from * 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) more times, p1 - 43 (49, 49, 55, 55) sts.
Next Row: Purl, slipping markers as you come to them.
Increase Row (RS): Work in Rib pattern to marker, sm, sl 1, sm, work in Rib pattern to last 2 sts, kfb, p1 - 44 (50, 50, 56, 56) sts.
Work even in Rib pattern for 5 (5, 3, 3, 3) rows.
Rep Increase Row - 45 (51, 51, 57, 57) sts.
Rep last 6 (6, 4, 4, 4) rows 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) more times - 49 (56, 57, 64, 65) sts when all increases have been completed.
Note: On next row, remove all markers as you come to them. You will no longer be slipping the st that was between the markers.
Work in Rib pattern as established for 3 rows.
Collar Increase Row (RS): P1, kfb, work in Rib pattern to end of row.
Rep last 4 rows until piece measures same length as Back to armhole, end with a RS row.
Shape Armhole Note: Continue to work the collar increase of 1 st on every 4th row, and AT THE SAME TIME shape armhole and shoulders as follows.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) sts, p to end of row.
Next Row: Work in Rib pattern to end of row.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, p to end of row.
Next Row: Work in Rib pattern to end of row.
Next Row: P2tog, p to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times.
Work in Rib pattern as established and continue to increase 1 st at front edge every 4th row until piece measures same as Back to shoulder shaping, end with a RS row.
Shape Shoulder Note: Continue to work the collar increase of 1 st on every 4th row, and AT THE SAME TIME shape shoulders as follows.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) sts, p to end of row.
Next Row: Work in Rib pattern as established to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times.
Place a marker at end of last row.
Work in Rib pattern and continue to increase for collar 1 st at front edge every 4th row until piece measures same length as Left Front.
Bind off.


SLEEVES (make 2)
With larger needles, cast on 33 (35, 37, 39, 43) sts.
Change to smaller needles.
Beg with a WS (purl) row, work in St st for 6 rows.
Next Row: Knit across to create a fold line for the hem.
Change to larger needles.
Beg with Row 1 of pattern, work in Rib pattern for 8 (8, 6, 6, 6) rows.
Increase Row (RS): P1, kfb, work in Rib pattern to last 2 sts, kfb, p1 - 35 (37, 39, 41, 45) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in Rib pattern for 7 (7, 5, 5, 5) rows.
Rep Increase Row - 37 (39, 41, 43, 47) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 8 (8, 6, 6, 6) rows 8 (9, 10, 12, 13) more times - 53 (57, 61, 67, 73) sts when all increases have been completed.
Work even in Rib pattern until piece measures 16 1/2 in. (42 cm) from fold line, end with a WS row.
Shape Cap (Top of Sleeve)
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) sts, work in Rib pattern to end of row - 47 (50, 54, 59, 65) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) sts, p to end of row - 41 (43, 47, 51, 57) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, work in Rib pattern to end of row - 39 (41, 45, 49, 55) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, p to end of row - 37 (39, 43, 47, 53) sts.
Decrease Row: P1, k2tog, work in Rib pattern to last 3 sts, k2tog, p1 - 35 (37, 41, 45, 51) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep Decrease Row - 33 (35, 39, 43, 49) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows 4 more times - 25 (27, 31, 35, 41) sts rem.
Work even in Rib pattern as established for 3 rows.
Rep Decrease Row - 23 (25, 29, 33, 39) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 4 rows 4 more times - 15 (17, 21, 25, 31) sts rem.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: Bind off 3 (3, 4, 5, 6) sts, work in Rib pattern to end of row - 12 (14, 17, 20, 25) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 3 (3, 4, 5, 6) sts, p to end of row - 9 (11, 13, 15, 19) sts.
Bind off.


FINISHING
Pocket Edging

Slip 23 sts of one pocket onto smaller needles.
Work in K1, p1 rib for 4 rows.
Bind off in rib.
Rep on rem pocket.
Sew sides of edging to RS of Jacket. Sew edges of pocket lining to WS of Jacket.
Sew shoulder seams. Seam bound-off edges of collar together. Sew edge of collar to back neck of Jacket.
Sew side seams.
Fold lower edge of Back and Fronts along fold line and sew to WS of Jacket.
Sew Sleeve seams. Fold lower edge of Sleeve along fold line and sew to WS of Sleeve. Sew in Sleeves. Fold front bands along sl st line to WS. Beg at lower edge, sew front bands to WS of Jacket from lower edge to 1 1/2 in. (4 cm) past top buttonhole. With sewing needle and thread, sew edges of each pair of buttonholes together.
Sew buttons to Left Front, opposite buttonholes. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
Pm = place marker rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sl = slip
sm = slip marker St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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Fitted Jacket Reviewed by Madeliene Hobgood on 2013-03-19 ****
I just completed this lovely jacket! Looks great, except for the collar???Does it goes in, or outside?


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