Skip Navigation

Click for Lion Brand Yarn Home Page
Our Yarns
The LB Collection
Martha Stewart Crafts
Lion's Pride Woolspun
Vanna's Collection
Our Yarns
Yarn by Weight
  • free patterns
  • special sales
  • new items
  • 15% off coupon
    US orders only
    view past newsletters   Click to view newsletters and subscription choice
Lion Brand
     Yarn Studio
     Retail Store, New York, NY
Lion Brand
     Yarn Shop
     Retail Store, Colonie, NY
Lion Brand Outlet
     Retail Store, Carlstadt, NJ
Find a Store
post code:
more options   Click for more store-locator options
Home : Patterns : Flattering Jacket

Free Knitting Pattern: Flattering Jacket

Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: 753
Rating: *****4.2 (based on 5 reviews)
Most current review / See all reviews
Write a review

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Medium, Large, 1X
Finished chest 46 (50, 54)inches
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.


  Add to Notes and Favs
     Send to a friend
  Pattern Help
Image of Flattering Jacket
  For Text-to-Speech Browsers
No Images
Brailler Input Format - Duxbury and others
Tweet this

    Pin It

Pin It


Color (A)

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 790-320: Homespun Yarn: Regency
Click here for larger swatch
To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Sundae Stripes Gemstone Stripes Wildberries Stripes Beachside Stripes Petunia Stripes Redwood Stripes Mystical Stripes Celestial Stripes
Lakeside Stripes Midnight Stripes Stonewashed Stripes Praline Stripes Tanzanite 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 Herb Garden Mixed Berries Pearls Pesto Coral Reef
Ambrosia Vintage Purple Haze Wisteria Mimosa Seafoam Spice Tulips
Cherry Blossom Vineyard Pueblo Abalone Claret Garnet Tourmaline Malachite
Purple Aster Peony Opal 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

You can also buy materials separately
To change colors, click the drop-down list or swatches above
•  790-320 Homespun Yarn: Regency
$ 44.94 (6, 7)  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)   $ 2.65  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  

Flattering Jacket

Lion Brand® Homespun®


12 sts = 4 inches (10 cm) on larger needles in pat st. 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



Seed St on even-numbered sts
Row 1 *K 1, p 1; rep from * across.
Row 2 *P 1, k 1; rep from * across.
Rep Rows 1 and 2, always having a k st over a p st and a p st over a k st.

Seed St on odd-numbered sts
Row 1
K 1, *p 1, k 1; rep from * across.
Rep Row 1 always having a k st over a p st and a p st over a k st.


With larger needles, cast on 69 (75, 81) sts. Mark first row as RS. Work in seed st until piece measures 21 (23, 25) inches from beg. (Note Make sure to take all measurements hanging weight: Hang piece for several hours to allow for proper measurement.) Shape armholes Cont in seed st, bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of next row, then every other row 2 more times - 57 (63, 69) sts. Work even in seed st until armholes measure 9 (9˝, 10˝) inches. Bind off loosely.


With larger needles, cast on 69 (75, 81) sts [Note These numbers are correct].

Mark first row as RS. Work in seed st until piece measures 5 (6, 6) inches from beg, ending on a RS row. Shape pocket: Next row (WS) Bind off first 12 sts loosely, cont in seed st to end of row. Next row (RS) Work in seed st, dec 1 st at end of row (mark for dec edge). Cont in seed st, dec 1 st at dec edge every row 10 (13, 16) more times - 46 (49, 52) sts. Work even in seed st until front measures 11 (12, 12) inches from beg, ending on a RS row. Shape neck: Next row (WS) Work first 12 sts for collar, place marker, dec 1 st, cont in seed st across rem sts. Cont in seed st working 12 collar sts even, dec 1 st at marker (before marker on RS rows; after marker on WS rows) every 6th row 13 times; AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 21 (23, 25) inches from beg, shape armhole, bind off 3 sts at beg of RS row, then dec 1 st at beg of every other row 3 times - 26 (29, 32) sts rem. Work even until armhole measures 9 (9˝, 10˝) inches from beg, ending on a WS row. Next row (RS) Bind off 14 (17, 20) sts, cont in seed st on rem 12 sts. Cont in seed st on these 12 collar sts for 5 inches more or until collar reaches center back of neck. Bind off all sts.


Work as for Right Front, rev shaping.


With smaller needles, cast on 39 sts loosely. Work in ribbing for 3 inches as follows: Row 1 *K 2, p 1; rep from * across. Rep this row for seed st rib, inc 1 st at end of last row - 40 sts. Change to larger needles. Work in seed st, inc 1 st at each end of every 6th row 11 times [M]; (every 4th row 5 times, every 6th row 8 times [L]; every 4th row 6 times, every 6th row 9 times)[1X] - 62 (66, 70) sts. Work even in seed st until sleeve measures 21 inches from beg (including cuff) or desired length. Bind off loosely.


Sew front to back at shoulders. Turn pocket and collar to RS as pictured (Note: Each half of front is doubled back on itself at bottom, and lower side seam is three thicknesses). With RS of collar facing, sew collar center back seam. Fold WS of collar along the RS of back and sew invisibly along back neck, joining the RS of the collar to the RS of the back.Work edging if desired, to help avoid stretching at pocket edge and around collar: With RS facing, work 1 row of single crochet along left front pocket edge, around entire collar and along right front pocket edge. Or, alternate knit edging With larger needle pick up 1 st on each st or row along pocket edge, around collar and along other pocket edge. On next row, bind off loosely. Set in sleeves, easing in fullness. Sew side seams through all thicknesses (including pocket). Sew sleeve seams, taking care to sew cuff invisibly for turning back. Sew pocket bottom seam.

Click for explanation and illustration
beg = begin(s)(ning) cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side

  Learn to Knit instructions:

Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.2 (based on 5 reviews)
Have you made this pattern?
Write your own review Send us a photo
See all reviews  
Flattering Jacket Reviewed by Kathy Parkey on 2013-10-03 ***
I started to knit this sweater for my niece, but found the yarn so difficult to work with that I gave up. The pattern worked fine, although I changed the seed stitch to garter stitch. The yarn was the problem. It wants to bunch up onto itself instead of knitting flat. You end up with a wad of yarn that you have to stretch out every couple rows. I've knit sweaters with other brands of Homespun yarn and did not have this problem.

When you are in New York City, visit the Lion Brand Yarn Studio at 34 W. 15th Street for a one-of-a-kind yarn lover's experience. For more information, visit the website,
separator separator
Bookmark This!  separator
Sign up for our Newsletter  
separator Share This!  separator About Us separator Contact Us separator
  Font Size:   
Click to view page with standard font Click to view page with larger font Click to view page with largest font