This unusual wrap jacket has a vintage feel, and can be knitted in one pieces with either short or long sleeves. It is double-breasted, with buttons fastening both the outer and under fronts, and is shaped with the clever use of short-row shaping. The ribbed texture is achieved by the use of a simple reverse stocking stitch.
The jacket was knitted using Erika Knight British Blue 100, a beautifully soft double-knitting Blue-face Leicester wool.
Sizes & yarn quantities:
The pattern gives instructions for sizes 34 – 46 ins/86-116cm bust
and uses between 4 – 6 x 100g skeins of yarn dependent on size and sleeve length
Tension: 22sts and 30 rows to 10cm/4ins in stocking stitch
Needles etc: 4mm (UK 8/US 6) circular needles 80cm long
8 x 28mm buttons & 1 x 15mm button
For more information and to purchase the pattern as a PDF download click on the price below to be taken to the Ravelry page (membership of Ravelry not required). Or the pattern can be purchased from LoveKnitting or Etsy
Photos: The Knitter Magazine & Jennie Atkinson