Little Gentleman Jacket

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Little Gentleman Jacket

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Dress up your favorite little gent in this dapper baby jacket!

Sizes

12 mos
18" [45.5 cm]
19½" [49.5 cm]
18 mos
19" [48 cm]
19½" [49.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $40.16

Step 1:

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Size:

  • 12 mos
  • 18 mos
To fit chest measurement
18" [45.5 cm]
Finished chest
19½" [49.5 cm]

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Shetland Chunky | New Royal, 78134Edit Color
$14.58

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

Size 10/6mm
$8.75

Takumi Bamboo Double Point Knitting Needles 7" 5/Pkg

Size 10/6mm
$9.99

Locking Stitch Markers

20/Pkg
$5.49

Aluminum Stitch Holder

4-3/4" 1/Pkg
$1.35

Materials not included in this kit:

5 buttons.

The materials for this project cost $40.16

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

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.

pm= place marker

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit chest measurement
12 mos 18" [45.5 cm]
18 mos 19" [48 cm]
Finished chest
12 mos 19½" [49.5 cm]
18 mos 19½" [49.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Shetland Chunky (100 g/3.5 oz;136 m/148 yds)
Sizes12 mos18 mos 
Main Color (MC)
New Royal (78134)
23
Size U.S. 10 (6 mm) circular knitting needle 24" [60 cm] long. Set of 4 size U.S. 10 (6 mm) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. 4 stitch markers. 2 stitch holders. 5 buttons.

GAUGE

15 sts and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.
 
BODY
Note: Jacket is worked in one piece from neck edge down.
 
Collar: With circular needle, cast on 27 (31) sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Rep last row for Seed St Pat until work from beg measures 2½" [6 cm], ending on a WS row.
Next row: Cast on 2 sts. Pat to end of row.
Next row: Cast on 2 sts. Pat to end of row, inc 1 (0) st in center of row. 32 (35) sts.
 
Begin shaping raglans:
1st row: (RS). (K1. P1) twice. K3. PM on last knit st. K4 (5). PM on last knit st. K11 (12). PM on last knit st. K4 (5). PM on last knit st. K2. (P1. K1) twice.
2nd row: (K1. P1) twice. K1. Purl to last 5 sts, slipping markers. (K1. P1) twice. K1.
3rd row: K1. P1. Cast off 2 sts for buttonhole. K2. (M1. K1 (marked st). M1. Knit to next marked st) 3 times. M1. K1 (marked st). M1. K2. (P1. K1) twice. 40 (43) sts.
4th row: (K1. P1) twice. K1. Purl to last 5 sts, slipping markers. K1. Cast on 2 sts over cast off sts. P1. K1.
5th row: (K1. P1) twice. Knit to next marked st. (M1. K1 (marked st). M1. Knit to next marked st) 3 times. M1. K1 (marked st). M1. Knit to last 4 sts. (P1. K1) twice. 48 (51) sts.
6th row: As 2nd row. Rep 5th and 6th rows 4 (5) times more. 80 (91) sts.
Next row: K1. P1. Cast off 2 sts for buttonhole. Knit to next marked st. (M1. K1 (marked st). M1. Knit to next marked st) 3 times. M1. K1 (marked st).
M1. Knit to last 4 sts. (P1. K1) twice. 88 (99) sts.
Next row: (K1. P1) twice. K1. Purl to last 5 sts, slipping markers. K1. Cast on 2 sts over cast off sts. P1. K1. 
Rep 5th and 6th rows 3 (4) times more. 112 (131) sts.
 
Divide Sleeves and Body: Next row: (RS). (K1. P1) twice. K13 (15). Slip next 23 (28) sts onto a st holder for Sleeve. Cast on 4 sts. K32 (37) (Back). Slip next 23 (28) sts onto a st holder for Sleeve. Cast on 4 sts. K13 (15). (P1. K1) twice. 74 (83) Body sts.
Keeping cont of Seed St borders, cont in stocking st, working buttonholes rows (as before) on following 11th and 12th (13th and 14th) rows from previous buttonholes until 4 buttonholes in total have been worked, ending on a WS row.
Work a further 8 (10) rows even, dec 1 (0) st in center of last row. 73 (83) sts. Next 2 rows: *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Next row: K1. P1. Cast off 2 sts for buttonhole. Seed St pat to end of row.
Next row: Work in Seed St Pat, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
Next 2 rows: Work in Seed St Pat.
Cast off in pat.
 
Sleeves: With RS facing and set of 4 needles, beg at center of underarm cast on edge, pick up and knit 2 sts. K23 (28) from Sleeve st holder. Pick up and knit 2 sts along rem of underarm cast on edge. Divide sts on 3 needles as follows: (9, 9, 9) [(9, 10, 10)]. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st. 27 (32) sts. Knit 6 (4) rnds even.
Next rnd: K2tog. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Rep last 7 (5) rnds 1 (2) time(s) more. 23 (26) sts.
Knit even in rnds until Sleeve measures 4½ (5)" [11.5 (12.5) cm], dec 1 (0) st in center of last row. 22 (26) sts.
Next rnd: *K1. P1. Rep from * around.
Next rnd: *P1. K1. Rep from * around.
Rep last 2 rnds once more.
Cast off in pat.
 
FINISHING
Sew on buttons to correspond to buttonholes.