Short-sleeved jacket

Calm clash­ing flo­ral prints with a soft sum­mer jacket by Sarah Hat­ton

Knit Today Magazine - - CONTENTS - ROSEE, ED­I­TOR Pat­tern from Rowan Cot­ton Lus­tre by Sarah Hat­ton, £9.50, www.kni­trowan.com

Sarah Hat­ton's boxy jacket has all the style you need to see you through the sea­son

When it comes to a Bri­tish

Ma­te­ri­als

A Yarn 10 ( 11: 12: 13: 15) x 50g balls of Rowan Cot­ton Lus­tre in Corn­flower (shade 381)

A Nee­dles 1 pair of 5mm (UK 6, US 8) nee­dles 1 pair of 6mm (UK 4, US 10) nee­dles A 5mm (UK 6, US 8) cir­cu­lar nee­dle at least 100cm long

Yarn de­tail

A Rowan Cot­ton Lus­tre www.kni­trowan.com 01484 681881 A 10% li­nen, 55% cot­ton 35% modal A 50g/80m (87 yards) A Hand wash at 30ºC A £5.95

Tension

17 sts and 24 rows to 10cm or 4in mea­sured over rev st st and 18 sts and 25 rows over patt us­ing 6mm nee­dles.

Pa ern Not

Due to the na­ture of the yarn, work should be mea­sured hang­ing from nee­dles rather than laid flat.

Spe­cial ab­bre­vi­a­tions

M1r Make one stitch by pick­ing up hor­i­zon­tal loop be­fore next stitch and knit­ting into the front of it m1l Make one stitch by pick­ing up hor­i­zon­tal loop be­fore next stitch and knit­ting into the back of it m1rp Make one stitch by pick­ing up hor­i­zon­tal loop be­fore next stitch and purling into the front of it m1lp Make one stitch by pick­ing up hor­i­zon­tal loop be­fore next stitch and purling into the back of it k3b Insert right nee­dle from be­hind into yrn space and k the 3 loose strands tog (2 on nee­dle and 1 be­neath nee­dle) sl2 wyib Hold­ing yarn at back, insert nee­dle from be­hind into yrn space and slip both strands above this space (1 on left nee­dle and 1 be­low)

A

Turn to page 84 for full list of ab­bre­vi­a­tions

BACK

Us­ing 5mm nee­dles cast on 79 ( 89: 99: 109: 121) sts. Work 4 rows in g st, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. Change to 6mm nee­dles. Beg with a P row, now work in rev st st un­til back mea­sures 22 ( 23: 24: 24: 25) cm, 8¾ ( 9: 9½: 9½ :9¾) in, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

SHAPE FOR SLEEVES Next row (RS): P2, m1rp, p to last 2 sts,

m1lp, p2. Next row: K2, m1r, k to last 2 sts, m1l, k2.

83 ( 93: 103: 113: 125) sts Work­ing all in­creases as set by last 2 rows, inc 1 st at each end of next 10 rows, then cast on 3 sts at beg of 4 foll rows. 115 ( 125: 135: 145: 157) sts Work 17 rows, end­ing with WS fac­ing for next row.

Next row (WS): K8 ( 17: 18: 17: 15), inc in next st, (k13 [ 17: 13: 21: 13], inc in next st) 7 ( 5:7: 5: 9) times, K to end. 123 ( 131: 143: 151: 167) sts Beg and end­ing rows as in­di­cated, work in patt from chart as folls: Work 18 ( 24: 24: 30: 30) rows, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

Next row (RS): P15 ( 17: 18: 22: 15), p2­tog, (p11 [ 17: 13: 19: 13], p2­tog) 7 ( 5:7: 5: 9) times, p to end. 115 ( 125: 135: 145: 157) sts Beg with a k row, work 3 ( 1:3: 1: 3) rows in rev st st, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. SHAPE SHOUL­DERS Next row (RS): P107 ( 116: 125: 134: 145), wrap next st (by slip­ping next st from left nee­dle onto right nee­dle, tak­ing yarn to op­po­site side of work be­tween nee­dles and then slip­ping same st back onto left nee­dle – when work­ing back across wrapped sts, work the wrap­ping loop and the wrapped st to­gether as one st) and turn.

Next row: K99 ( 107: 115: 123: 133), wrap next st and turn.

Next row: P91 ( 98: 105: 112: 121), wrap next st and turn.

Next row: K83 ( 89: 95: 101: 109), wrap next st

and turn.

Next row: P75 ( 80: 85: 90: 97), wrap next st

and turn.

Next row: K67 ( 71: 75: 79: 85), wrap next st

and turn.

Next row: P59 ( 62: 65: 68: 73), wrap next st

and turn.

Next row: K51 ( 53: 55: 57: 61), wrap next st

and turn.

"Box jack­ets, like this one with short sleeves, are great for see­ing you through the Bri­tish sum­mer! "

SHAPE BACK NECK

Next row (RS): P12 ( 13: 13: 14: 15) sts and turn, leav­ing rem sts on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. Cast off 3 sts at beg of next row. Leave rem 41 ( 46: 50: 55: 60) sts on a holder. With RS fac­ing, re­join yarn and cast off cen­tre 27 ( 27: 29: 29: 31) sts, p3, wrap next st and turn. Next row (WS): Knit. Next row: Cast off 3 sts, leave rem 41 ( 46: 50: 55: 60) sts on a holder.

LEFT FRONT

Us­ing 5mm nee­dles cast on 31 ( 36: 41: 46: 52) sts. Work 4 rows in g st, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. Change to 6mm

nee­dles. Beg with a P row, now work in rev st st un­til 4 rows less have been worked than on back to beg of sleeve shap­ing, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

SHAPE FRONT SLOPE

Dec 1 st at end of next row. 30 ( 35: 40: 45: 51) sts. Work 3 rows, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

SHAPE FOR SLEEVE

Next row (RS): P2, m1rp, p to end. Next row: K to last 2 sts, m1l, k2. 32 ( 37: 42: 47: 53) sts Work­ing all in­creases as set by last 2 rows, inc 1 st at beg of next row, then on same edge on 9 foll rows, then cast on 3 sts at beg of next and foll alt row and at the same time dec 1 st at front slope edge of 1st ( 3rd: 1st: 3rd: 1st) row, then on 0 ( 0:1: 0: 2) foll 6th rows, then on 1 ( 1:0: 1: 0) foll 8th rows. 46 ( 51: 56: 61: 66) sts. Work 17 rows, end­ing with WS fac­ing for next row.

Next row (WS): 12: K10 ( 12: 13: 15: 16), inc in next st, (k11 [ 13: 14: 10], inc in next st) 2

( 2:2: 2: 3) times, k to end. 49 ( 54: 59: 64: 70) sts Beg and end­ing rows as in­di­cated, work 18

( 24: 24: 30: 30) rows in patt from chart as folls: Dec 1 st at front slope edge on 1st

( 3rd: 7th: 3rd: 5th) row, then on 2 ( 1:2: 3: 3) foll 8th rows, then on 0 ( 1:0: 0: 0) foll 10th rows.

46 ( 51: 56: 60: 66) sts Work 1 ( 3:1: 3: 1) rows, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. Next row (RS): P6 ( 6:7: 9: 7), p2­tog, (p6 [ 7: 6: 8: 8], p2­tog) 4 ( 4:5: 4: 5) times, p to end. 41 ( 46: 50: 55: 60) sts. Beg with a k row, work 4 ( 2:4: 2: 4) rows in rev st st, end­ing with WS fac­ing for next row. SHAPE SHOUL­DER Next row (WS): K33 ( 37: 40: 44: 48), wrap next st and turn. Next and ev­ery alt row: Purl. Next row: K25 ( 28: 30: 33: 36), wrap next st

and turn.

Next row: K17 ( 19: 20: 22: 24), wrap next st

and turn.

Next row: K9 ( 10: 10: 11: 12), wrap next st

and turn.

Next row: Purl. Work 1 row, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

Slip 41 ( 46: 50: 55: 60) sts from left side of back onto a spare nee­dle and hold at back of left front sts with RS to­gether, *cast off 1 st from front nee­dle tog with 1 st from back nee­dle, rep from * to end.

RIGHT FRONT Work as given for left front to beg of front slope shap­ing, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

SHAPE FRONT SLOPE Dec 1 st at beg of next row. 30 ( 35: 40: 45: 51) sts. Work 3 rows, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. SHAPE FOR SLEEVE

Next row (RS): P to last 2 sts, m1lp, p2. Next row: K2, m1r, k to end. 32 ( 37: 42: 47: 53) sts Work­ing all in­creases as set by last 2 rows, inc 1 st at end of next row, then on same edge on 9 foll rows, then cast on 3 sts at beg of 2nd and foll alt row and at the same time dec 1 st at front slope edge of 1st ( 3rd: 1st: 3rd: 1st) row, then on 0 ( 0:1: 0: 2) foll 6th rows, then on 1 ( 1:0: 1: 0) foll 8th rows. 46 ( 51: 56: 61: 66) sts. Work 17 rows, end­ing with WS fac­ing for next row.

Next row (WS): K11 ( 12: 14: 15: 16), inc in next st, (K11 [ 12: 13: 14: 10], inc in next st) 2 ( 2:2: 2: 3) times, k to end. 49 ( 54: 59: 64: 70) sts Beg and end­ing rows as in­di­cated, work 18 ( 24: 24: 30: 30) rows in patt from chart as folls: Dec 1 st at front slope edge on 1st ( 3rd: 7th: 3rd: 5th) row, then on 2 ( 1:3: 3: 3) foll 8th rows, then on 0 ( 1:0: 0: 0) foll 10th rows. 46 ( 51: 56: 60: 66) sts Work 1 ( 3:1: 3: 1) rows, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. Next row (RS): P6 ( 7:7: 9: 7), p2­tog, (p6 [ 7:6: 8: 8], p2­tog) 4 ( 4:5: 4: 5) times, p to end.

41 ( 46: 50: 55: 60) sts Beg with a K row, work 3 ( 1:3: 1: 3) rows in rev st st, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. SHAPE SHOUL­DER Next row (RS): P33 ( 37: 40: 44: 48), wrap next

st and turn. Next and ev­ery alt row: Knit. Next row: P25 ( 28: 30: 33: 36), wrap next st

and turn.

Next row: P17 ( 19: 20: 22: 24), wrap next st

and turn.

Next row: P9 ( 10: 10: 11: 12), wrap next st

and turn.

Next row: Knit. Work 1 row, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. Slip 41 ( 46: 50: 55: 60) sts from right side of back onto a spare nee­dle and hold at back of right front sts with RS to­gether, *cast off 1 st from front nee­dle tog with 1 st from back nee­dle, rep from * to end.

FRONT BORDER With RS fac­ing and us­ing a 5mm cir­cu­lar nee­dle, beg and end­ing at cast on edges, pick up and knit 36 ( 38: 40: 40: 41) sts up right front open­ing edge to beg of front slope shap­ing, 49 ( 50: 50: 54: 54) sts up right front slope, 32 ( 34: 34: 34: 36) sts from back, 49 ( 50: 50: 54: 54) sts down left front slope to beg of front slope shap­ing and 36 ( 38: 40: 40: 41) sts down left front open­ing edge. 202 ( 210: 214: 222: 226) sts

Row 1 (WS): *P2, k2, rep from * to last 2 sts,

p2.

Row 2: *K2, p2, rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Th­ese 2 rows from rib. Work in rib for a fur­ther 16 rows, end­ing with WS fac­ing for next row. Cast off in rib on WS.

CUFFS (BOTH ALIKE) With RS fac­ing and us­ing 5mm nee­dles, pick up and knit 58 ( 62: 66: 66: 70) sts evenly along cuff edge. Beg with row 1 of rib as given for front border, work 10 rows, end­ing with WS fac­ing for next row. Cast off in rib on WS.

TO FIN­ISH Us­ing ma­tress stitch sew up the side, sleeve and cuff seams. Block ac­cord­ing to the di­a­gram. kt

SEPTEM­BER 2015 This jacket, made in a cot­ton-li­nen mix, drapes beau­ti­fully once fin­ished – a sum­mer sta­ple!

For a pro­fes­sional fin­ish make sure your ribbed edg­ing is worked with an even tension through­out

Turn over for the eye­let pat­tern chart that runs across the back and the back of the sleeves

Turn to page 11 for block­ing di­a­gram and chart.

SKILL LEVEL AD­VANCED TECH­NIQUES A PAT­TERN CHART A SHORT ROWS

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