ZIMMI Jacket

This easy dou­ble-breasted mod­u­lar jacket is knit from the front edges in one sin­gle piece, re­quir­ing very few fussy seams to sew.

Creative Knitting - - NEWS - De­sign by ASH­LEY FORDE RAO IN­TER­ME­DI­ATE

Sizes

Woman’s small (medium, large, ex­tra

large, 2X-large) In­struc­tions are given for small­est size, with larger sizes in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to all sizes. Note: This gar­ment is de­signed with 2+inches of neg­a­tive ease to ac­com­mo­date the elas­tic­ity of the garter stitch fab­ric.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Chest: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48) inches Length (shoul­der to hem): 19 (19, 211/4,

211/4, 231/2) inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Cas­cade Yarns 220 Heathers (worsted weight; 100% Peru­vian high­land wool; 220 yds/100g per skein): 3 (3,4, 4, 5) skeins each indigo frost heather #9559 (A) and sap­phire #9332 (B); 1 skein Ire­lande #2429 (C) • Size 6 (4mm) 40-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dle or

size needed to ob­tain gauge • 2 stitch mark­ers • 4 stitch hold­ers •8 (8, 7, 7, 8) 3/4-inch but­tons (ex­te­rior) • 3 clear 3/4-inch but­tons (in­te­rior)

Gauge

18 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches/10cm in

garter st. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

Mitered De­crease (MD): Sl 1, rm, k2­tog, psso, sl 1 st from RH to LH nee­dle, pm, sl 1. Place marker (pm): Place marker on

RH nee­dle. Re­move marker (rm): Re­move marker

from nee­dle. Make 1 (M1): Inc by mak­ing a back

ward loop on RH nee­dle.

Pat­tern Note

Cut yarn with each color change, leav­ing a 12-inch tail to use in arm seam.

Body

Us­ing a long-tail method (see page 108) and C, cast on 106 (107, 116, 117, 127) sts, pm; cast on 177 (189, 202, 213, 237) sts, pm; cast on 107 (108, 117, 118, 128) sts—390 (404, 434, 448, 492) sts. Row 1 (WS): Knit across. Row 2 (RS): *Knit to st be­fore marker, MD, rep from * once more, knit to end of row—(4 sts dec) 386 (400, 430, 444, 488) sts. Row 3: Knit across, cut C. Row 4: With A, *knit to st be­fore marker, MD; rep from * once more, knit to end of row—382 (396, 426, 440, 484) sts. Row 5: Knit across. Rows 6–9: Rep [Rows 4 and 5] twice—

374 (388, 418, 432, 476) sts. Row 10 (but­ton­hole row): K1 (2,1, 2, 1), [k2­tog, yo, k12 (12, 16, 16, 15)] 7 (7,6, 6, 7) times, k2­tog, yo, MD, knit to st be­fore marker, MD, [yo, k2­tog, k47 (47, 52, 52, 57)] twice; yo, k2­tog, knit to end of row—370 (384, 414, 428, 472) sts. Row 11: Rep Row 5. Rows 12–15: Rep [Rows 4 and 5]

twice—362 (376, 406, 420, 464) sts. With B, rep [Rows 4 and 5] 6 times—

338 (352, 382, 396, 440) sts. With A, rep [Rows 4 and 5] 6 times—

314 (328, 358, 372, 416) sts. With B, rep [Rows 4 and 5] 6 times—

290 (304, 334, 348, 392) sts. With A, rep [Rows 4 and 5] 6 times—

266 (280, 310, 324, 368) sts. With B, rep [Rows 4 and 5]6 (3, 6, 3, 3)

times—242 (268, 286, 312, 356) sts. Sizes Small (Large) Only With A rep [Rows 4 and 5] 3 times—

230 (274) sts. Place first 18 sts on holder and last 18 sts on sep­a­rate holder—194 (238) sts rem on nee­dle. With RS fac­ing, join A and rep [Rows 4

and 5] 3 times—182 (226) sts. Sizes Medium (X-Large, 2X-Large) Only Place first 18 sts on holder and last 18 sts on sep­a­rate holder—232 (276, 320) sts rem on nee­dle. With RS fac­ing, join B and rep [Rows 4

and 5] 3 times—220 (264, 308) sts.

All sizes Join B(A, B, A, A) and work as fol­lows: Row 1 (RS): *Knit to 1 st be­fore marker, MD; rep from * once, knit to end of row—178 (216, 222, 260, 304) sts. Row 2: Knit across. Row 3: K1, k2­tog, *knit to 1 st be­fore marker, MD; rep from * once, knit to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1—172 (210, 216, 254, 298) sts. Row 4: Rep Row 2. Rows 5–12: Rep [Rows 1 and 2] 4

times—156 (194, 200, 238, 282) sts. Al­ter­nat­ing A and B, rep [Rows 1–12] 0 (1,1, 2, 3) time(s)—156 (168, 174, 186, 204) sts. Join A(A, B, B, A) and rep Rows 1–6—

142 (154, 160, 172, 190) sts. Right Sleeve Row 1 (RS): K35 (35, 38, 38, 41), cut yarn; place next 72 (84, 84, 96, 108) sts on holder (back sts); place rem 35 (35, 38, 38, 41) sts on sep­a­rate holder (left sleeve sts)—35 (35, 38, 38, 41) sts rem on nee­dle for right sleeve. With A(A, B, B, A), cast on 35 (35, 38, 38,

41) sts—70 (70, 76, 76, 82) sts. Row 2: Knit across. Row 3: K1, k2­tog, knit to last 3 sts,

k2­tog, k1—68 (68, 74, 74, 80) sts. Rows 4–6: Knit across. At end of Row 6,

cut yarn. With B(B, A, A, B) con­tinue as fol­lows: Rows 7 and 8: Knit across. Row 9: K1, k2­tog, knit to last 3 sts,

k2­tog, k1—66 (66, 72, 72, 78) sts. Rows 10–14: Knit across. Row 15: K1, k2­tog, knit to last 3 sts,

k2­tog, k1—64 (64, 70, 70, 76) sts. Rows 16–18: Knit across. Al­ter­nat­ing A and B, rep [Rows 7–18] 6 more times—40 (40, 46, 46, 52) sts rem. Cut yarn. With A(A, B, B, A), knit 12 rows. With B(B, A, A, B), knit 12 rows. With A(A, B, B, A), knit 12 rows. With C, knit 4 rows. Bind off loosely

with C. Left Sleeve With RS fac­ing, place 35 (35, 38, 38, 41)

left sleeve sts on LH nee­dle. With A(A, B, B, A), cast on 35 (35, 38, 38, 41) sts, with­out turn­ing work knit across—70 (70, 76, 76, 82) sts. Beg with Row 2, work same as for

right sleeve.

Back

With A(A, B, B, A), pick up and knit 35 (35, 38, 38, 41) sts along cast-on edge of right sleeve, pm; k72 (84, 84, 96, 108) sts from back holder, pm af­ter 70 (82, 82, 194, 106) sts; pick up and knit 35 (35, 38, 38, 41) sts from cast-on edge of left shoul­der—142 (154, 160, 172, 190) sts on nee­dle, with mark­ers af­ter st 35 (35, 38, 38, 41) and 105 (117, 120, 132, 147). Row 1 (RS): Knit to 1 st be­fore marker, MD, knit to 1 st be­fore marker, MD, knit to end of row—138 (150, 156, 168, 186) sts. Row 2 and all even-num­bered rows:

Knit across. Row 3: K1, M1, *knit to 1 st be­fore marker, MD; rep from * once, knit to last st, M1, k1—136 (148, 154, 166, 184) sts. Row 5: *Knit to 1 st be­fore marker, MD; rep from * once, knit to end of row— 132 (144, 150, 162, 180) sts. Row 7: With B(B, A, A, B), *knit to 1 st be­fore marker, MD; rep from * once, knit to end of row—128 (140, 146, 158, 176) sts. Rows 9, 11 and 13: Rep Row 7— 116 (128, 134, 146, 164) sts at end of Row 13.

Row 15: K1, M1, *knit to 1 st be­fore marker, MD; rep from * once, knit to last st, M1, k1—114 (126, 132, 144, 162) sts. Row 17: Rep Row 7—110 (122, 128, 140, 158) sts. Row 18: Knit across. Al­ter­nat­ing A and B, rep [Rows 7–18] 0 (1,1, 2, 3)

time(s)—110 (98, 104, 92, 86) sts. With A(B, A, B, B), rep Rows 7–12—98 (86, 92,

80, 74) sts. Cut yarn. With RS fac­ing, place 18 sts from RH side col­lar holder on nee­dle at beg of row; place 18 sts from LH side col­lar holder on nee­dle at end of row—134 (122, 128, 116, 110) sts. With A(B, A, B, B), rep Rows 13–18—122 (110,

116, 104, 98) sts. Al­ter­nat­ing A and B, rep [Rows 7–18] 3 times—

50 (38, 44, 32, 26) sts. Rep Rows 7–12—38 (26, 32, 20, 14) sts rem with 2 lines of mitered dec meet­ing in mid­dle of row. Bind off loosely on RS. Assem­bly Join front and back sec­tions us­ing 12-inch yarn

ends at beg of each color to sew sleeve seams.

Fin­ish­ing

With C, pick up and knit 130 (118, 130, 118, 118)

sts across top edge of col­lar. Knit 4 rows. Bind off loosely. Lay gar­ment flat and mark po­si­tion of ex­te­rior but­tons op­po­site but­ton­holes. Sew on but­tons. Turn gar­ment in­side out and mark po­si­tion of in­te­rior clear but­tons. Sew the in­te­rior but­tons in place mak­ing sure stitch­ing does not show on RS of gar­ment. Block lightly, if de­sired.

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