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Crystal Palace Yarns
Free Knit Jacket Pattern

This light-as-a-feather jacket is
wonderfully soft and airy.


Above: detail of sleeve and cuff
Below: close-up of collar edge

Kid Merino Basket Stitch Cropped Jacket

Designed and Knit by Dawn Leeseman for Crystal Palace Yarns

Very soft, lightweight cropped jacket with bracelet length sleeves and ribbon closure. A soft, light jacket with plenty of visual interest with color and texture.

Size: S (M) (L) (XL) (1X)

Knitted Garment Measurements: (Measurements before seaming)
37.75 (40) (44.25) (48.50) (52.75)"

See more Kid Merino patterns in the Kid Merino
section of Free Patterns.

Materials:
Crystal Palace Kid Merino
2 (2) (3) (3) (4) 25 gr balls 4681 Misty Blue
4 (4) (5) (5) (6) 25 gr balls #4680 Misty Lilac
2 (2) (3) (3) (3) 25 gr balls Painted Iris
MC: 1 strand Painted Iris, 1 strand Misty Lilac held together
CC: 1 strand Misty Lilac, 1 strand Misty Blue held together

Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles or Daisy Needles:
sizes US 9 (5.5mm) and US 10 (6mm) and OR size to obtain gauge
2 Yards of 1 " sheer ribbon

Gauge:
15 sts= 4 inches, and 26 rows = 4 inches, using size 10 needle working in Basket pattern stitch (yarns held double throughout)
18 sts = 4 inches and 20 rows = 4 inches in rib stitch slightly stretched, using size 10 needles.
Yarn is used doubled throughout.
Be sure to make a gauge swatch before beginning project.

Abbreviations:
Beg-beginning; BO-bind off; CC-contrast color; CO-cast on; Dec-decrease; estab-established; inc-increase; K- knit; K2tog- knit 2 stitches together; MC-main color; patt-pattern; p2tog-purl 2 together; sl1-slip as if to purl; SSK- slip 2 stitches one at a time as if to knit, place tip of left needle through the front of these 2 stitches and knit together from this position; Rem- remaining; Rep-repeat; RS-right side; St(s)-stitch (es); WS- wrong side; wyib-with yarn in back; wyif-with yarn in frontYO-yarn over.

Back: [edit in yellow changed sept 3]
Using size 10 needles and MC, CO 71 (75) (83) (91) (97) sts. Beg rib pattern as follows:
Row 1: K1*k2, p2 rib, rep from *
Row 2: *K2, p2 rep from * to last st end k1
Rep these 2 rows for 2.5 (3) (3) (3) (3)"
(WS) K1, p1, inc1 sts, purl across row to last 3 sts, p2tog, k1. 71 (75) (83) (91) (99) sts. (The inc and dec are done so the beg of the Basket pattern on the next row lines up evenly off the rib.
Note: Stitch count and pattern includes selvedge stitch for seaming. Carry unused yarn up the side to avoid cutting the yarn at the end of each stripe sequence.

Begin Basket Stitch Pattern as follows:
Row 1: CC; K1, *sl1 wyib, k3 rep from * end sl1, k1.
Row 2: CC; K1, *sl1 wyif, k3; rep from * end sl1, k1.
Row 3: Rep Row 1
Row 4: Rep Row2
Row 5: MC; knit
Row 6: MC; k1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat these 6 rows until piece measures 7.5 (8) (8.5) (8.5) (9)" from CO edge.

Armhole Shaping:
BO3 (4) (4) (4) (5) sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Dec 1 st each end every other row for a total of 6 (6) (8) (10) (11) times, work dec stitches into stitch pattern. 53 (55) (59) (63) (67) sts rem. Work even in patt as estab until armhole measures 7.5 (8) (8) (8.5) (9)".

Neck and Shoulder:
BO53 (55) (59) (63) (67) sts; mark center 21 (23) (25) (27) (27) sts for neck trim pick up and 16 (16) (17) (18) (20) sts for right and left shoulder.

Right Front:
Using size 10 needles and MC.
CO29 (33) (37) (41) (45) sts.
Note: Stitch count and pattern include selvedge stitch for seaming.
Begin Rib pattern as follows:
Row 1: K1, * p2, K2; rep from *.
Row 2: *P2, K2; rep from * end k1
Rep these 2 rows for 2.5 (3) (3) (3) (3)" ending with a RS row.
(WS) K1, purl across row, end k1.
Begin using CC.
Row 1: K4 *sl1 wyib, k3; rep from *; end k1
Row 2: K4, *sl1 wyif, k3; rep from *; end k1
Row 3: Rep Row 1.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Beg using MC.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: K1, purl across row; end k1
Repeat these 6 rows until piece measures 7.5 (8) (8.5) (8.5) (9)" from CO edge; end after working WS row.

Armhole Shaping:
Work 1 row even
BO3 (4) (4) (4) (5) sts at beginning of next (WS) row. Dec 1 st at armhole edge every RS row 6 (6) (8) (10) (11) times. Work even in patt as estab until armhole measures 4.5 (5) (5.5) (5.5) (6)". 20 (23) (25) (27) (29) sts.

Neck Shaping:
BO2 (2) (3) (3) (4) sts at neck edge.
Dec 1 st at neck edge every RS row 2 (5) (5) (6) (5) times. 16 (16) (17) (18) (20) sts.
Work even in patt as estab until 7.5 (8) (8) (8.5) (9)" from armhole BO. BO rem sts.

Left Front:
Using size 10 needles and MC.
CO29 (33) (37) (41) (44) sts.
Note: Stitch count and pattern includes selvedge stitch for seaming.
Begin Rib pattern as follows:
Row 1: *K2, p2, rep from *, end k1.
Row 2: K1, * k2, p2; rep from *.
Rep these 2 rows for 2.5 (3) (3) (3) (3)" ending with a RS row.
(WS) K1, purl across row, end k1.
Begin using CC.
Row 1: K4, *sl1wyib, k3, rep from *, end k1.
Row 2: K4, *sl1 wyif k3, rep from *, end k1.
Row 3: Rep Row 1.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Begin using MC.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: K1, purl across row; end k1.
Repeat these 6 rows until piece measures (7.5) (8) (8) (8.5) (9)" from CO edge, end after working RS row.

Armhole Shaping:
BO3 (4) (4) (4) (5) sts at beginning of next row. Dec 1 sts at armhole edge every RS row 6 (6) (8) (10) (11) times. Work even in patt as estab until armhole measures 4.5 (5) (5.5) (6) (6.5)". 20 (23) (25) (27) (29) sts.

Shape Neck:
BO2 (2) (3) (3) (4) sts at neck edge. Dec 1 sts at neck edge every RS row, 2 (5) (5) (6) (5) times. 16 (16) (17) (18) (20) sts.
Work even until 7.5 (8) (8.5) (9) (9.5)" from armhole BO. BO rem sts.

Sleeves:  (Make 2)
Using size 10 needles and MC. CO34 (38) (38) (42) (42) sts.
Work in K2, P2 rib for 2.5 (3) (3) (3) (3)", and ending with a RS row.
(WS) K1, p1, increase 1 st, purl across row to last st, end k1. 35 (39) (39) (43) (43) sts.
Note: Stitch count and pattern include selvedge stitch for seaming.
Begin Basket Pattern Stitch:
Row 1: CC; K1, *sl1 wyib, k3; rep from * end sl1 wyib, k1.
Row 2: CC; K1, *sl1 wyif, k3; rep from * end sl1 wyif, k1.
Row 3: Rep Row 1.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Row 5: MC; Knit
Row 6: MC; K1, purl to last st, k1.
Working in Basket Stitch pattern, work 6 (8) (6) (8) (6) Rows. Next row inc 1 st at each end; then inc 1 sts at each end every 6 rows 3 (0) (5) (0) (0) times; and every 8 rows 5 (7) (4) (8) (9) times, working inc stitches into patt as estab. 53 (55) (59) (61) (63) sts. Work even in patt as estab until sleeve measures 14 (14.5) (15) (15.5) (15.5)" from CO edge.

Sleeve Cap Shaping:
BO3 (4) (4) (4) (5) sts at beg next 2 rows. Dec
1 st each end every other row 13 (10) (13) (13) (9) times and every row 4, 0 (2) (1) (1) (4) times. 21 (23) (23) (25) (27) sts. BO rem sts.

Finishing:
Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeves to armhole. Sew sleeve and side seams.

Front Bands:
Using size 9 needle and MC, RS facing
Pick up 64 (68) (72) (80) (88) * sts along right front.
Row 1 (WS): P3 *k2, p2: rep from * to last st, end p1
Row 2: K3, * p2, k2; rep from k1* to last st, end k1
Rep these 2 rows for a total of 6 rows. BO in rib pattern.
Repeat for left front.

Neck Bands:
Using size 9 needles and MC, beg at right front band pick up 24 (24) (25) (26) (27) sts, pick up 20 (23) (25) (27) (29) st across back neck bind off, pick up 24 (25) (26) (27) (28) sts to end of left front band. 68 (72) (76) (80) (84) sts. Begin rib as follows:
Row 1(WS): P3 *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, end p1
Row 2: K3 *p2, k2, rep from * to last st, end k1.
Work Rows 1& 2 for a total of 10 rows. BO in rib pattern.

Ribbon Ties:
RS facing. Beginning at left front band (just below neck band); leaving a tail; weave ribbon in and out at even intervals, ending with ribbon coming out to the front at the right front band. Leave tail the same length as first tail. This will be tied into a bow when worn.

Designed and knit by Dawn Leeseman
 

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