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This version of the jacket is hip length,
directions here include a waist length,
cropped version as well.


Crystal Palace Yarns
free knit jacket pattern

Knit Tweed Jacket with
Nubbles & Iceland Wool

Nubbles is CPY's new highly textured, 90% wool yarn that lends itself to many combinations. Iceland, 100% wool, is especially nice to pair with Nubbles and the finished garment or project is very soft.

Designed and Knit by Dawn Leeseman
for Crystal Palace Yarns

Sizes:
S (M) (L) (1X) (2X)

Knitted Measurements:
Bust: 38.25 (41.75) (45.4) (48.75) (52.5)"
Body Length to Underarm:
Hip Length (as shown): 12 (12) (12.5) (13) (13)"
Waist Length: 10 (10) (10.5) (11) (11)"

Materials:

Hip Length (as shown in photo)
Crystal Palace
Iceland - 100 gr. balls
Color A: 4 (4) (5) (6) (7)
Crystal Palace
Nubbles - 50 gr. balls
Color B: 9 (10) (11) (13) (15)

Waist Length: This jacket can be knit is a shorter, cropped waist length. For the cropped version the yarn requirements are:
Iceland Color A: 3 (3) (4) (5) (6) Iceland
Nubbles Color B: 7 (8) (9) (11) (13) Nubbles

(Note: Both versions lengthen approximately -1" when worn)

Colors used in the model jacket:
Nubbles: #403 "fall herbs"
Iceland: #4892 "brandy"
See other color combinations for Nubbles + Iceland here (as knit into our shawl pattern).

Needles: Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles or Daisy Needles: US sizes 10 , 11; straight or circular and size 10 ; 35" circular
Size Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle
2 Buttons 1" diameter

Gauge:
9sts and 23 rows = 4 inches
Be sure to make a gauge swatch.

Abbreviations:
Beg-beginning; BO-bind off; CO-cast on; Dec-decrease, Estab-eastablished; Inc-increase; K- knit; Patt-pattern; Rem- remaining; Rep-repeat; RS-right side; Sts-stitches; WS- wrong side; YO-yarn over

Back:
Using size 11 Needles and color A, Cast On 43 (47) (51) (55) (59) sts. Change to size 10 needles.
Begin Tweed Knot Stitch Pattern as follows:
Row 1(WS): Using colors a, knit
Row 2: Using color A, k1, *k next st in the stitch below, k1; rep from *
Row 3: Using color B, knit
Row 4: Using color B, k2 * k next st in the stitch below, k1; rep from * end k1
Repeat these 4 rows until piece measures 9 (9) (9.5) (10) (10)" for waist length and 12 (12) (12.5) (13) (13)" for hip length, from Cast On edge, end after completing a WS row. (Will lengthen approximately -1" when worn).

Armhole Shaping:
Bind Off 3 (3) (3) (4) (5) sts in patt as estab at the beg of next 2 rows. 37 (41) (45) (47) (49) sts.
Dec 1 sts at each end every RS row 3 times ;work dec sts into stitch pattern. 31 (35) (39) (41) (43) sts.
Continue working even in pattern until armhole measures 7 (7.5) (8) (8.5) (9) inches from armhole bind off; end after completing a WS row.

Shape Shoulders and Neck:
Bind Off 4 (5) (6) (6) (6) st in patt at the beg of next 2 rows and 5 (5) (6) (6) (7) sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows. BO rem 13 (15) (15) (17) (17) for back of neck.

Left Front:
Using size 11 needles and color A; CO21 (23) (25) (27) (29) sts. Change to size 10 needles. Begin working Tweed Knot Stitch pattern same as for Back, until piece measures 10 (10) (10.5) (110 (11)" for waist length and 12 (12) (12.5) (13) 13)" for hip length from CO edge; end after completing WS row.

Armhole Shaping:
BO 3 (3) (3) (4) (5) sts in patt at the beg of the next row. Dec 1 sts at beg of every RS row 3 (3) (3) (4) (3) times, work dec sts into stitch pattern. 15 (17) (19) (19) (21) sts. Continue working even in pattern until piece measures 4.5 (5) (5) (5) (5) " from armhole BO; end after working a RS row.

Shape Neck:
Bind off 3 (4) (4) (4) (5) sts in patt at the beg of next row. Dec 1 st at neck edge every RS row 3 times. Work even in patt as estab until piece measures 7 (7.5) (8) (8.5) (9) above armhole BO, end after working WS row. 9 (10) (12) (12) (13) sts.

Shape Shoulders:
BO4 (5) (6) (6) (6) sts in pattern at the beg of next row. Work 1 row even and BO 5 (5) (6) (6) (7) sts in patt at beg of next row.

Right Front:
Work same as left front, end after working a RS row.

Armhole Shaping:
BO3 (3) (3) (4) (5) sts at beg of next row. Dec 1 end of every RS row 3 (3) (3) (4) (3) times, work dec sts into patt. 15 (17) (19) (19) (21) sts. Continue working even in patt until piece measures 4.5 (5) (5) (5) (5)" above armhole BO, end after working a WS row.

Shape Neck:
Bind off 3 (4) (4) (4) (5) sts at beg of next row. Dec 1 sts at neck edge every RS row 3 times; work dec sts into stitch patt. Work even in patt as estab until piece measures 7 (7.5) (8) (8.5) (9)" above armhole BO, end after working a RS row. 9 (10) (12) (12) (13) sts.

Shape Shoulders:
BO4 (5) (6) (6) (6) sts in patt at beg of next row. Work 1 row even. BO 5 (5) (6) (6) (7) sts in patt at beg next row.

Sleeves: (Make 2)
Using size 11 needles and color A, CO21 (23) (25) (27) (29). Change to size 10 needles.
Work 5 rows even in patt. Next Row-Increase Row: Increase 1 st at each end. Work increase sts into patt as estab. Rep increase row every row 20 (20) (20) (18) (18), 4 (4) (4) (5) (5) times. 31 (33) (35) (37) (39) sts.
Work even in patt as estab until sleeve measures 16.5 (17) (17) (17.5) (17.5)", or desired length to underarm, from CO edge ending after completing a WS row. (Sleeves lengthen approximately " when worn).

Shape Sleeve Cap:
BO3 (3) (3) (4) (5) sts in patt at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each end every RS row 4 times. 17 (19) (21) (21) (21) sts. Dec 1 sts each end every row 4; 3 (4) (4) (4) (4) times. Work 2 rows even in patt. BO rem 11 (11) (11) (13) (13) sts.

Finishing:
Using Color A, sew shoulder seams.

Neckline Trim:
Using color A and 32" circular needles, beg at lower right front edge,
Waist length version: Pick up 45 (45) (49) (53) (53) sts to neckline BO; 3 (4) (4) (4) (5) sts from the BO neck sts; 10 (10) (12) (14) (14) sts to shoulder seam; 16 (16) (20) (20) (24) sts across back to left shoulder seam; 9 (9) (11) (13) (13) sts to neck BO; 3 (4) (4) (4) (5) sts from BO neck sts; 45 (45) (49) (53) (53) to lower left edge. 131 (133) (149) (161) (167)
Hip length version:

Pick up 49 (49) (53) (57) (57) sts to neckline BO; 3 (4) (4) (4) (5) sts from the BO neck sts; 9 (9) (11) (13) (13) sts to shoulder seam; 16 (16) (20) (20) (24) sts across back to left shoulder seam; 10 (10) (12) (14) (14) to neck BO; 3 (4) (4) (4) (5) sts from BO neck sts; 49 (49) (53) (57) (57) sts to lower left edge. 139 (141) (157) (169) (175) sts.
For Both Versions:
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K1, *knit next st in st below, k1; rep from *
Bind Off all sts

Finishing:
Using color A, set in sleeves. Using tapestry needle, sew side seams and sleeve seams, use a flat seam to avoid an overly thick seam, (see below to links for how to sew a flat seam). Sew on buttons , one on each front where neckline begins, refer to photo, Make and attach button loop.
Button Loop:
Using Crochet hook and color A make a chain long enough to go around both buttons, looped around in a figure 8 ( the one in model is approximately 5"). It needs to be a little snug as it will relax with use. Anchor beginning and end of chain on WS next to to outside of the right button. You may want to tack the loop in the middle where it crosses over as it makes the figure 8. Work in all ends.

Designed and Knit by Dawn Leeseman
for Crystal Palace Yarns


Copyright 2005 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CPY Yarns Iceland & Nubbles are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

How to Sew a Flat Seam - see link on our TIPS page HERE

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Last revision of this page February 07, 2012