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Free Knitting Pattern: Modern Varsity Jacket

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® - Romance® - Heartland
Pattern #: L32205
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X

Finished Bust 49 (53, 57, 61, 65, 69) in. (124.5 (134.5, 145, 154.5, 165, 175, 178) cm), zipped
Finished Length 25 (25 1/2, 26, 26 1/2, 27, 27 1/2) in. (63.5 (65, 66, 67.5, 68.5, 70) cm)
Sizing Note: Finished bust measurements allow for about 15 in. (38 cm) of positive ease in the Jacket. This amount of ease is part of the style of the Jacket, and also accommodates the thickness of the fabric created with a strand each of A and B.


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 Jul 2, 2014)
Back schematic corrected.

BACK
...
Shape Armholes
Bind off 4 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 49 (53, 55, 57, 61, 63) (55, 59, 63, 65, 69) sts rem on last row worked.
Dec Row (RS): P2tog, purl to last 2 sts p2tog – 47 (51, 53, 55, 59, 61) (53, 57, 61, 63, 67) sts rem.
Continue as established, and AT THE SAME TIME, rep Dec Row on every RS row 3 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8) times more – 41 (41, 43, 43, 45, 45) (43, 47, 49, 49, 51) sts rem when all decs have been worked.
Work even in rev St st until armholes measure 9 (9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2, 11, 11 1/2) in. (23 (24, 25.5, 26.5, 28, 29) cm), end with a WS row as your last row.
Shape Shoulders
Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 17 (19, 21, 23, 21, 23) sts rem.
Bind off 17 sts for Back neck.
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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This knit jacket is great for chillier spring mornings.  Wear this with jeans, skirt, or trousers for an outfit that's perfect for any occassion. Designed by Vladimir Teriokhin.

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Color (A)
Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

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Color (B)
Romance®

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Color (C)
Heartland

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*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)
*Romance® (Article #325). 84% Nylon, 16% Polyester; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (27yds/25m) pull skeins
*Heartland (Article #136). Solids: 100% Acrylic
Tweeds:  94% Acrylic, 6% Rayon; package size: Solids: 5oz/142g (251yd/230m)
Tweeds:
4oz/113g (200yd/183m)

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  640-304 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Gemstone
   balls
$ 60.72 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 
Note: (A)
•  325-124 Romance Yarn: Champagne
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$ 43.92 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 
Note: (B)
•  136-122 Heartland Yarn: Grand Canyon
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Note: (C)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 36 inches Size 11   $ 7.40  
Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 36 inches Size 13   $ 7.40  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Metal 2-way separating zipper, 31 (31 1/2, 32, 32 1/2, 33, 33 1/2) in. (78.5 (80, 81.5, 82.5, 84, 85) cm) long (Note: We suggest waiting to purchase the zipper until you've assembled the Jacket to be sure the lengths match. See the instructions for the zipper under Finishing).
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Modern Varsity Jacket

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® - Romance® - Heartland

GAUGE:

11 sts + 15 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Rev St st (p on RS, k on WS) with size 13 (9 mm) needles and with 1 strand of A and B held together.
16 sts + 17 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in K1, p1 Rib, unstretched, with size 11 (8 mm) needles and with 1 strand of A only.

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 STITCHES
K1, p1 Rib (multiple of 2 sts + 1)
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 7 pieces, Back, 2 Fronts, 2 Sleeves and 2 Pocket Linings.
2. Ribbing and Sleeves are worked with 1 strand of A. Fronts and Back are worked with 1 strand each of A and B held together.
3. Circular needles are used to accommodate the number of sts. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
4. Pockets are worked separately with C, then sewn into slit openings on each Front.
5. A is used to work across entire row of Fronts and Back. B is joined in just for body section, leaving Frontband in A only.
6. Fronts are divided to create a slit for pocket.
7. 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.
8. When you see '– 12 sts' in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.


BACK
With smaller circular needle and A, cast on 57 (63, 69, 75, 79, 85) sts.
Working back and forth on circular needle, and beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 Rib for 5 in. (12.5 cm), end with a WS row as your last row.
Change to larger circular needle and join 1 strand of B.
With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, work in Rev St st (p on RS, k on WS) until piece measures 15 in. (35.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as your last row.
Shape Armholes
Bind off 4 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 49 (55, 59, 63, 65, 69) sts rem on last row worked.
Dec Row (RS): P2tog, purl to last 2 sts p2tog – 47 (53, 57, 61, 63, 67) sts rem.
Continue as established, and AT THE SAME TIME, rep Dec Row on every RS row 3 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8) times more – 41 (43, 47, 49, 49, 51) sts rem when all decs have been worked.
Work even in rev St st until armholes measure 9 (9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2, 11, 11 1/2) in. (23 (24, 25.5, 26.5, 28, 29) cm), end with a WS row as your last row.
Shape Shoulders
Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 17 (19, 21, 23, 21, 23) sts rem.
Bind off 17 sts for Back neck.


LEFT FRONT
With smaller circular needle and A, cast on 39 (41, 45, 47, 49, 53) sts.
Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 rib for 5 in. (12.5 cm), end with a WS row as your last row.
Next Row (RS): Change to larger circular needle and join 1 strand of B. With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, work in Rev St st across to last 4 sts; drop B and with A only, (p1, k1) twice for front band.
Next Row: With A only, (p1, k1) twice; with 1 strand each of A and B held tog, knit to end of row.
Divide for Pocket Opening
Next Row (RS):
P16 (18, 22, 24, 26, 30), join a 2nd strand each of A and B and p19, with A only, (p1, k1) twice.
Working both sides at the same time with separate strands of yarn, continue as established until pocket opening measures 5 in. (12.5 cm), end with a WS row as your last row worked.
Next (Joining) Row (RS): With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, purl across all sts, joining sides and cutting 2nd set of yarn, to last 4 sts, with A only, (p1, k1) twice.
Work until piece measures 15 in. (35.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as your last row.
Shape Armhole
Bind off 4 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8) sts at beg of next RS row – 35 (37, 40, 41, 42, 45) sts rem.
Work 1 row.
Dec Row (RS): P2tog, purl to last 4 sts, with A only, (p1, k1) twice– 34 (36, 39, 40, 41, 44) sts rem.
Continue as established, and AT THE SAME TIME, rep Dec Row on every RS row 3 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8) times more – 31 (31, 34, 34, 34, 36) sts rem when all decs have been worked.
Work until armhole measures 6 (6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2) in. (15 (16.5, 18, 19, 20.5, 21.5) cm), end with a WS row as your last row.
Shape Neck
Next Row (RS):
With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, purl across to last 7 sts, slip 7 sts to a holder for collar – 24 (24, 27, 27, 27, 29) sts rem.
Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 12 (12, 14, 14, 13, 15) times – 12 (12, 13, 13, 14, 14) sts rem when all decs have been worked.
Work until armhole measures same length as Back armhole, end with a WS row as your last row.
Shape Shoulders
Bind off 4 sts at beg of RS rows twice, then 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts at beg of RS row once.

RIGHT FRONT
With smaller circular needle and A, cast on 39 (41, 45, 47, 49, 53) sts.
Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 Rib for 5 in. (12.5 cm), end with a WS row as your last row.
Next Row (RS): Change to larger circular needle, (k1, p1) twice for front band, join 1 strand of B and holding 1 stand each of A and B tog, work in Rev St st to end of row.
Next Row: With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, knit to last 4 sts, with A only, (k1, p1) twice.
Divide for Pocket Opening
Next Row (RS):
With A only, (k1, p1) twice, with 1 strand each of A and B held tog, p19, join a 2nd strand each of A and B held tog and p16 (18, 22, 24, 26, 30).
Working both sides at the same time with separate strands of yarn, work until pocket opening measures 5 in. (12.5 cm), end with a WS row as your last row worked.
Next Row (RS): With A only, (k1, p1) twice, with 1 strand each of A and B held tog, purl across all rem sts, joining sides and cutting second set of yarn.
Work until piece measures 15 in. (35.5 cm) from beg, end with a RS row as your last row.
Shape Armhole
Bind off 4 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8) sts at beg of next WS row – 35 (37, 40, 41, 42, 45) sts rem.
Dec Row (RS): With A only, (k1, p1) twice, purl to last 2 sts, p2tog – 34 (36, 39, 40, 41, 44) sts rem.
Continue as established, and AT THE SAME TIME, rep Dec Row on every RS row 3 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8) times more – 31 (31, 34, 34, 34, 36) sts rem when all decs have been worked.
Work until armhole measures 6 (6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2) in. (15 (16.5, 18, 19, 20.5, 21.5) cm), end with a WS row as your last row.
Shape Neck
Next Row (RS):
With A only, (k1, p1) twice, with 1 strand of A and B held tog, p3 and slip 7 sts just worked to a holder for collar, purl to end of row – 24 (24, 27, 27, 27, 29) sts rem.
Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 12 (12, 14, 14, 13, 15) times – 12 (12, 13, 13, 14, 14) sts rem when all decs have been worked.
Work until armhole measures same length as Left Front armhole, end with a RS row as your last row.
Shape Shoulders
Bind off 4 sts at beg of WS rows twice, then 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts at beg of WS row once.


SLEEVES
With smaller circular needle and 1 strand of A, cast on 29 (33, 33, 37, 37, 41) sts.
Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 in. (7.5 cm), end with a WS row as your last row.
Inc Row (RS): Change to larger circular needle and work in K1, p1 Rib over 2 (4, 4, 6, 6, 8) sts, *(k1, p1, k1) all in next st, (p1, k1) twice, p1; rep from * 3 more times, (k1, p1, k1) all in next st, work in K1, p1 Rib to end of row – 39 (43, 43, 47, 47, 51) sts.
Continue in K1, p1 Rib, inc 1 st each side every 4th row 0 (0, 3, 3, 6, 6) times, then every 10th row 5 (5, 4, 4, 3, 3) times, working new sts in K1, p1 rib – 49 (53, 57, 61, 65, 69) sts when all incs have been worked.
Work until Sleeve measures 19 in. (48.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS as your last row worked.
Shape Sleeve Cap
Bind off 4 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 41 (45, 47, 49, 51, 53) sts rem.
Dec Row (RS): P2tog, work in rib to last 2 sts, p2tog – 39 (43, 45, 47, 49, 51) sts rem.
Rep Dec Row 8 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) times more – 23 sts rem on last row worked.
Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 4 rows – 11 sts rem.
Bind off 11 sts.


POCKET LININGS (make 2)
With straight needles and C, cast on 21 sts.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures about 9 in. (23 cm).
Bind off.

FINISHING
Pocket Edging

From RS with smaller circular needle and A, beg along Pocket edge closest to center front, pick up and k 17 sts evenly spaced along edge of opening.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 in. (2.5 cm).
Bind off.

Fold one Pocket Lining in half crosswise, RS to RS and matching cast-on and bind-off rows. Seam sides.
Sew open edges of Pocket Lining to WS of edges of Pocket Opening on one Front.
Rep for second Pocket Lining.
Sew sides of Pocket Edgings to Fronts.
Sew shoulder seams.
Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Collar
From RS, with smaller circular needle and A, and keeping in K1, p1 rib, work across 7 sts from Right Front neck st holder, pick up and k 31 sts evenly spaced around neck to Left Front, work across 7 sts from Left Front st holder – 45 sts.
Work in K1, p1 rib for 6 in. (15 cm).
Bind off.

Note: Purchase a zipper the length of the front opening edge or longer.

With sewing needle and thread, baste zipper to WS of front opening edges, from top edge of collar to lower edge of Jacket. If zipper is longer than Jacket edge, unzip from top edge then trim ends of zipper tape 1/2 in. (1 cm) longer than edge. Fold cut edge so that it is sandwiched between remaining zipper tape and WS of Jacket. By hand, sew end of tape in place.
By hand or machine, sew zipper tapes to WS of Jacket.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing) Rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  


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