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Garter Stitch Jackets

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Hooded jackets worked side to side have a great vertical stripe effect when knit in an ombre. Shown in Patons Astra.

2 yrs
22 ins [ 56 cm ]
25 ins [ 61 cm ]
4 yrs
24 ins [ 61 cm ]
29 ins [73.5cm ]
6 yrs
26 ins [ 66 cm ]
32 ins [81.5cm ]
8 yrs
28 ins [ 71 cm ]
35 ins [89 cm ]
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Size:

  • 2 yrs
  • 4 yrs
  • 6 yrs
  • 8 yrs
Chest Measurement:
22 ins [ 56 cm ]
Finished Chest:
25 ins [ 61 cm ]

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Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 5/3.75mm
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Materials not included in this kit:

Separating zipper for Girl’s Version. 4 toggles for Boy’s Version.

The materials for this project cost $5.69

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Chest Measurement:
2 yrs 22 ins [ 56 cm ]
4 yrs 24 ins [ 61 cm ]
6 yrs 26 ins [ 66 cm ]
8 yrs 28 ins [ 71 cm ]
Finished Chest:
2 yrs 25 ins [ 61 cm ]
4 yrs 29 ins [73.5cm ]
6 yrs 32 ins [81.5cm ]
8 yrs 35 ins [89 cm ]

MATERIALS

Boy's Version
Patons Astra
Sizes2 yrs4 yrs6 yrs8 yrs 
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Size 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. 4 toggles.
Girl's Version
Patons Astra
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Size 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. Separating zipper.

GAUGE

21 sts and 42 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in garter st.

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

BODY
Note
: Body is worked in one piece sideways.
Left Sleeve: Cast on 34 (36-36- 40) sts.
Knit 6 rows (garter st).
Inc 1 st each end of needle on next and following 4th rows until there are 46 (50-50-52) sts, then every following 6th row to 56 (62-68-74) sts. Cont even in garter st for 34 (40-32-40) rows more ending with RS facing for next row.
Boy’s Version only: Cast on 40 (45-57-63) sts beg next 2 rows.
Place markers each end of needle. 136 (152-182-200) sts.
Girl’s Version only: Cast on 57 (78-89-100) sts beg next 2 rows.
Place markers each end of needle. 170 (218-246-274) sts.
Both Versions: Proceed in garter st (knit every row) until work from markers measures 3¼ (-4¾- ) ins [8.5 (11-12-14) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.

BACK: K68 (76-91-100) for Boy’s Version or K85 (109-123-137) for Girl’s Version. Turn. Leave rem 68 (76-91-100) sts for Boy’s Version or 85 (109-123-137) sts for Girl’s Version on st holder. Place second set of markers at each end of needle.
Proceed in garter st until work from second set of markers measures 6 (6-6½-) ins [15 (15- 16.5-16.5) cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Leave sts on spare needle.

LEFT FRONT: With RS of work facing rejoin yarn to sts on st holder.
Neck shaping: Next row: K2tog. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Rep last 2 rows 6 times more.
Boy’s Version only: 54 (62-77-86) sts.
Girl’s Version only: 71 (95-109- 123) sts.
Both Versions: Cont even in garter st until work from first set of markers measures 6¼ (-8-) ins [16 (18.5-20.5-22) cm] ending with WS facing for next row.
Cast off knitwise.
Boy’s Version only: Right Front: Cast on 44 (52-67-76) sts. Work 7 rows in garter st noting first row is WS, ending with RS facing for next row.
Cast on 10 sts beg next row. 54 (62-77-86) sts.
Girl’s Version only: Right Front: Cast on 71 (95-109-123) sts.
Both Versions: Cont even in garter st until work from beg measures 3¾ (-4-4) ins [9.5 (9.5-10-10) cm] for Boy’s Version or 3 (3-3¼-) ins [7.5 (7.5-8.5- 8.5) cm] for Girl’s Version ending with RS facing for next row.
Neck shaping: Next row: K1. M1. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Knit to last st. M1. K1.
Rep last 2 rows 6 times more.
Boy’s Version only: 68 (76-91- 100) sts. Leave these sts on spare needle.
Girl’s Version only: 85 (109-123- 137) sts. Leave these sts on spare needle.
Both Versions: Joining row: With RS of work facing, rejoin yarn to sts from Back st holder. Knit these sts, then knit sts from spare needle. Place third set of markers.
Boy’s Version: 136 (152-182-200) sts.
Girl’s Version: 170 (218-246-274) sts.
Both Versions: Proceed in garter st until work from third set of markers measures 3¼ (-4¾- ) ins [8.5 (11-12-14) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Boy’s Version only: Cast off 40 (45-57-63) sts beg next 2 rows.
Place fourth set of markers each end of needle. 56 (62-68-74) sts.
Girl’s Version only: Cast off 57 (78-89-100) sts beg next 2 rows.
Place fourth set of markers each end of needle. 56 (62-68-74) sts.
Both Versions: Right Sleeve: Cont in garter st for 34 (40-32-40) rows ending with RS facing for next row.
Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and following 6th rows until there are 46 (50-50-52) sts, then every following 4th row to 34 (36- 36-40) sts. Work 6 rows even ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off knitwise.

HOOD
Cast on 108 (112-120-128) sts.
Proceed in garter st until work from beg measures 9½ (10-10½- 11) ins [24 (25.5-26.5-28) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Hood shaping: Next row: K98 (102-108-118). Turn. Leave rem sts on spare needle.
Next row: K88 (92-98-108). Turn.
Next row: K78 (82-88-98). Turn.
Next row: K68 (72-78-88). Turn.
Next row: K58 (62-68-78). Turn.
Next row: K48 (52-58-68). Turn.
Next row: K38 (42-48-58).
Leave rem sts on a st holder (center back). Break yarn leaving a long end. Fold hood in half.
Divide rem sts onto 2 needles and graft center back seam. Sew sleeve and side seams. Sew hood to neck edge.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth leaving to dry.
Boy’s Version only: Cord casing: Place markers each end of jacket 1 inch [2.5 cm] up from bottom.
Fold along marked line to WS and sew in position leaving ends open to insert Cord.
Cord: Cut 4 strands of yarn 88 ins [223.5 cm] long. With all strands tog hold one end and with someone holding other end, twist strands to the right until they begin to curl. Fold the 2 ends tog and tie in a knot so they will not unravel. The strands will now twist themselves tog. Adjust length if desired. Thread cord through opening and tie.
Toggle Loops: (Make 4). Cut 2 strands of yarn 7 ins [18 cm] long. Work as given for Cord. Fold in half and sew in position as illustrated.
Sew on toggles to correspond to toggle loops.
Girl’s Version only: Sew in zipper.