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Free Ribbon Knitting Pattern

The Jacket is open and airy
Close up of the sleeve above
Above is close up of collar and shoulder

Index of Free Patterns
in Woman's Sizes:
1X and Larger

PARTY Ribbon Criss Cross Jacket
Designed and Knit by Dawn Leeseman for Crystal Palace Yarns

Size:
S (M) (L) (XL) (1X) (2X)
Finished Garment Measurements:
37 (40) (43) (44.75) (48.75) (51.75)" includes the trim.

Intermediate Knitting level

Materials:
Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles: size 10.5 (6.5mm) straight or circular; OR size to obtain gauge.
Size H Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet Hook
Crystal Palace Party Ribbon: 9 (10) (11) (13) (15) (17) 87yds/50gr balls; color used in sample #402, "Ultra Blues"
Spray Bottle, Pins for Blocking
Button 1-1/2" diameter


Abbreviations:

Beg-beginning; BO-bind off; CO-cast on, Dec-decrease; K- knit;
K2tog- knit 2 stitches together as if they are one stitch;
patt-pattern; psso-pass slip stitch over;
sl1- slip one stitch as if to knit;
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; Rnd-round; RS-right side; sc-single crochet; st(s)-stitch(es); WS- wrong side; YO-yarn over.

Gauge:
11 sts/20 rows = 4 inches in pattern stitch
Be sure to make a gauge swatch, block and measure on flat surface. This stitch pattern will elongate when worn and pattern has been written to accommodate this.

Criss Cross Lace Stitch Pattern:
Row 1: K1 *YO, sl1, k1, psso; rep from * end k1.
Repeat this single row for desired length.

Body:
Note: Jacket is worked in one piece and divided at armholes.
CO 98 (106) (114) (122) (130) (138) sts.
Knit 1 row.
Begin Criss Cross Lace pattern as follows:
(RS) Row 1: K1,*YO, sl1, k1, psso; rep from * end k1. Mark this row as the right side.
Rep Row 1 for 12.5 (13) (13.5) (14) (14.5) (14.5)" from CO edge or desired length.

Note: The openness of pattern stitch pattern and the crochet trim, adds approximately 1" to the finished length.
Divide for Back and Fronts:

RS facing; K1 *YO, sl1, k1, psso, rep from * across 23 (25) (27) (29) (31) (33) sts, k1; 24 (26) (28) (30) (32) (34) sts will be on the right needle for right front. Put next 50 (54) (58) (62) (66) (70) sts on holder for back; put 24 (26) (28) (30) (32) (34) sts on holder for left front. Beg right front armhole shaping.

Right Front and Armhole Shaping:

(WS) BO 3 sts at beg of row; k1; *YO, sl1, k1, psso end k1. 21 (23) (25) (27) (29) (31) sts.
Dec Row: Work in patt to last 2 sts, k2tog. 20 (22) (24) (26) (28) (30) sts.
Work 1 row even in patt.
Dec Row: Work in patt to last 3 sts, sl1, k2tog, psso. (1 st decreased and last YO eliminated) 18 (20) (22) (24) (26) (28) sts.
Note: There is no neckline shaping, front neck edge will be folded back to form collar.
Work even in patt as established until armhole measures 7.5 (8) (8.5) (9) (9) (9.5)" from armhole BO, end RS.
P 1 Row. BO in knit 18 (20) (22) (24) (26) (28) sts.

Left front:
RS facing; work on 24 (26) (28) (30) (32) (34) sts from stitch holder; join yarn at armhole edge.
BO 3, k1, *YO, sl1, k1, psso, rep from * end k1. 21 (23) (25) (27) (29) (31) sts.
Work in patt to last 2 sts, k2.
Dec Row: SSK, work in patt across row. 20 (22) (24) (26) (28) (30) sts.
Work 1 row even in patt.
Dec Row: SSK, k1, sl1, k1, psso;*YO, sl1, k1, psso; rep from *, end k1. (1 st decreased and last YO eliminated) 18 (20) (22) (24) (26) (28) sts.
Note: There is no neckline shaping, front will be folded back to form a collar.
Work even in patt as established until armhole measures 7.5 (8) (8.5) (9) (9) (9.5)" from armhole BO; end RS.
P 1 row.
BO in K 18 (20) (22) (24) (26) (28) sts.

Back:
Right side facing, work on 50 (54) (58) (62) (66) (70) sts from holder; join yarn at right armhole edge.
Right armhole Bind Off Row: BO3, k1,*YO, sl1, k1, psso; rep from * end k1. 47 (51) (55) (59) (63) (67) sts.
Left armhole Bind Off Row: BO3, k1,*YO, sl1, k1, psso rep from * end k2. 44 (48) (52) (56) (60) (64) sts.
Work 1 row even in patt.
Dec Row: SSK,*YO, sl1, k1, psso, rep from * to last 2 sts; end k2tog. 42 (46) (50) (54) (58) (62) sts.
Work next row even in pattern.
Dec Row: SSK, k1, pass the SSK over the stitch just knit, *YO, sl1, k1, psso, rep from * end k1. (2 sts have been decreased at beg of row). 40 (44) (48) (52) (56) (60) sts.
Work even in patt until armhole measures 7.5 (8) (8.5) (9) (9) (9.5)" from armhole BO, end RS.
Purl 1 row.
BO in knit 40 (44) (48) (52) (56) (60) sts.

Sleeves:  (Make 2)
CO 44 (46) (46) (50) (50) (52) sts.
Knit 1 row.
Begin Criss Cross Lace Pattern as follows:
(RS) Row 1: K1, *YO, sl1, k1, psso rep from * end k1. Mark this row as the right side.
Rep this row until sleeve measures 13.5 (14) (14) (14.5) (15) (15.5)" OR desired length from CO edge.

Shape Sleeve Cap:

BO 3 sts, k1,* YO, sl1, k1, psso; rep from * end k1. 41 (43) (43) (47) (47) (49) sts.
BO 3 sts, k1, *YO, sl1, k1, psso; rep from * end k2. 38 (40) (40) (44) (44) (46) sts.
Dec Row: SSK, *YO, sl1, k1, psso; rep from * end k2 tog. 36 (38) (38) (42) (42) (44) sts.
Work 1 row even.
Dec Row: SSK, k1, pass SSK over st just knit, *YO, sl1, k1, psso; rep from * end k1. (1 st decreased and last YO eliminated). 34 (36) (36) (40) (40) (42) sts.
Work in patt until sleeve cap measures 2 (2.5) (3.5) (4) (4) (4.5)" from armhole BO ending with RS row.
P 1 row.
BO all sts, begin BO row with SSK; bind off to last 2 sts, k2tog and BO.
Mark center of sleeve cap.

Finishing:
Damp Block pieces, pin out, let dry completely.
With Right Sides tog, seam across 9 (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) sts for each shoulder, leave remaining stitches for collar. Close any gaps that may occur at bottom of armholes (between Bind off stitches) by weaving in yarn tail. Sew sleeve seams and set into armholes, matching marker at center of sleeve cap to shoulder seam. Work in Ends.

Outside Edge Trim:

Using crochet hook, begin at right lower edge, below underarm (where seam would be if it was not worked in one piece). Join yarn with slip stitch; take care to keep crochet edge flat as you work. Rnd 1: Single crochet (sc) to front edge, 2 sc in the corner, sc to top of neck edge, 2 sc in corner of collar, sc around neck to next neck corner, 2 sc in corner, sc to left lower edge, 2 sc in corner, sc to beginning of rnd. Join with slip stitch in beginning slip stitch, chain 1 and rep Rnd 1, 2 more times. Fasten off and work in end.

Sleeve Hem trim:

Using crochet hook, join yarn with slip stitch at bottom edge of sleeve at seam. Work 3 rounds of sc.

Collar and Button Loop:

Fold collar (see photo) and tack down on wrong side. Mark button placement at base of collar fold back. Sew on button. Crochet button loop long enough to go around button, place opposite of button. Anchor on WS.

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 Crystal Palace Yarns PARTY are welcome to use this free patterns for their customers.

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