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Combine cables and fair isle in this jacket, flattering on women from XS to 5XL. Shown in Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash.

Sizes

XS/S
28-34" [ 71-86.5 cm ]
37" [ 94 cm ]
M
36-38" [ 91.5-96.5 cm ]
39" [ 99 cm ]
L
40-42" [ 101.5-106.5 cm ]
44" [ 112 cm ]
XL
44-46" [ 112-117 cm ]
46" [ 117 cm ]
2/3XL
48-54" [ 122-137 cm]
54" [ 137 cm ]
4/5XL
56-62" [ 142-157.5 cm ]
62" [ 157.5 cm ]
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The materials for this project cost $136.22

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • XS/S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • 2/3XL
  • 4/5XL
To fit bust measurement:
28-34" [ 71-86.5 cm ]
Finished bust:
37" [ 94 cm ]

Step 2:

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

Main Color (MC)

Classic Wool DK Superwash | Deep Blush, 12409Edit Color
$98.43

Contrast A

Classic Wool DK Superwash | Aran, 12008Edit Color
$17.37

Contrast B

Classic Wool DK Superwash | Cork, 12012Edit Color
$5.79

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 5/3.75mm
$3.15

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needle 29"

Size 6/4mm
$8.49

Plastic Straight Cable Needles

3/Pkg
$2.99

Materials not included in this kit:

1 button.

The materials for this project cost $136.22

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Approx = approximately

Beg = beginning

C6B = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.

C6F = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

Inc(s) = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch.

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

P2tog = purl two stitches together

P2togtbl = purl 2 stitches together through back loops

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

WS = wrong side

yo = yarn over the needle (makes 1 extra stitch)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit bust measurement:
XS/S 28-34" [ 71-86.5 cm ]
M 36-38" [ 91.5-96.5 cm ]
L 40-42" [ 101.5-106.5 cm ]
XL 44-46" [ 112-117 cm ]
2/3XL 48-54" [ 122-137 cm]
4/5XL 56-62" [ 142-157.5 cm ]
Finished bust:
XS/S 37" [ 94 cm ]
M 39" [ 99 cm ]
L 44" [ 112 cm ]
XL 46" [ 117 cm ]
2/3XL 54" [ 137 cm ]
4/5XL 62" [ 157.5 cm ]

MATERIALS

Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash (50 g/1.75 oz;114 m/125 yds)
SizesXS/SMLXL2/3XL4/5XL 
Main Color (MC)
Deep Blush (12409)
171819212224
Contrast A
Aran (12008)
32445
Contrast B
Cork (12012)
122223
Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needle 30" [75 cm] long or size needed to obtain tension. Pair of size 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) knitting needles for cable edging. Cable needle. 1 button.

GAUGE

22 sts and 30 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles.
25 sts and 28 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Fair Isle Pat with larger needles.

INSTRUCTIONS


BODY
Note: Body is worked in one piece to armholes.

With MC and circular needle cast on 298 (298-318-318-354-402) sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
2nd row: *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.
Rep last 2 rows (K2. P2) ribbing twice more, inc 62 (62-64-64-72-90) sts evenly across last row. 360 (360-382-382-426-492) sts.

Proceed in Pat A (see Chart I on page 4) as
follows:
1st row: (RS). P3. K2tog. yo. P2. *K16. P2. K2tog. yo. P2. Rep from * to last st. P1.
2nd and alt rows: K3. P2. K2. *P16. K2. P2. K2. Rep from * to last st. K1.
3rd row: P3. yo. ssk. P2. *C8F. C8B. P2. yo. ssk. P2. Rep from * to last st. P1.
5th row: As 1st row.
7th row: P3. yo. ssk. P2. *K16. P2. yo. ssk. P2. Rep from * to last st. P1.
9th, 13th and 17th rows: As 1st row.
11th, 15th and 19th rows: As 7th row.
20th row: As 2nd row.
Rep last 20 rows for Pat A 4 times more, then rep 1st to 3rd rows once more.

Next row: (WS). K3. P2. K2. *P2. (P2tog. P1) 4 times. P2. K2. P2. K2. Rep from * to last st. K1. 296 (296-314-314-350-404) sts.

Proceed in Pat B (see Chart II on page 4) as follows:
1st row: (RS). P3. K2tog. yo. P2. *K12. P2. K2tog. yo. P2. Rep from * to last st. P1.
2nd and alt rows: K3. P2. K2. *P12. K2. P2. K2. Rep from * to last st. K1.
3rd row: P3. yo. ssk. P2. *K12. P2. yo. ssk. P2. Rep from * to last st. P1.
5th, 9th, 13th and 17th rows: As 1st row.
7th, 11th and 15th rows: As 3rd row.
19th row: P3. yo. ssk. P2. *C6F. C6B. P2. yo. ssk. P2. Rep from * to last st. P1.
20th row: As 2nd row.
Rep last 20 rows for Pat B until work from beg measures approx 16" [40.5 cm], ending on a 19th row of pat.

Size XS/S only: Next row: (WS). P3. P2tog. P2. *P2. (P2tog. P1) 3 times. P3. P2tog. P2. Rep from * to last st. P1. 231 sts. Place marker at end of row.

Size M only: Next row: (WS). P3. P2tog. P2. *P2. (P2tog. P1) 3 times. P7. Rep from * to last 19 sts. (P2tog. P1) 3 times. (P2. P2tog) twice. P2. 245 sts. Place marker at end of row.

Size L only: Next row: (WS). *P5. P2tog. P6. P2tog. Rep from * to last 14 sts. P6. P2tog. P6. 273 sts. Place marker at end of row.

Size XL only: Next row: (WS). *P9. P2tog. P10. P2tog. Rep from * to last 15 sts. P6. P2tog. P7. 287 sts. Place marker at end of row.

Size 2/3XL only: Next row: (WS). *P7. P2tog. P7. Rep from * to last 14 sts. P14. 329 sts. Place marker at end of row.

Size 4/5XL only: Next row: (WS). P12. *P9. P2tog. P9. Rep from * to last 12 sts. P12. 385 sts. Place marker at end of row.

Note: When working from Fair Isle charts, carry yarn not in use loosely across WS of work. The colors are never twisted around one another.

All sizes: Work Chart III in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right, noting 14-st rep will be worked 16 (17-19-20-23-27) times.
Rows 1 to 24 of Chart III form Fair Isle Pat.

Cont in Fair Isle pat until work from marker measures 4 1/2" [11.5 cm], ending with a WS row.

Divide for raglan armholes: Next row: (RS). Pat across 56 (59-66-69-79-92) sts. Cast off 4 (4- 4-6-6-8) sts. Pat across 111 (119-133-137-159-185) sts (including st on needle after cast off).
Cast off 4 (4-4-6-6-8) sts. Pat to end of row.
Cont on last 56 (59-66-69-79-92) sts (Left Front).

Left Front: Work 1 row even in pat.

Sizes L, XLl, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: 1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog (front edge).
2nd row: Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
Rep last 2 rows (4-2-12-14) times more. (51-60-40-47) sts.

Sizes L and XL only: 1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog. (49-58) sts.
2nd row: Work even in pat.

Sizes XS/S, M, L and XL only: 1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog (front edge).
2nd row: Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Work even in pat.
Rep last 4 rows 6 (6-2-2) times more. 21 (24-34-43) sts.

1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
2nd row: Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
3rd row: K1. ssk. Pat to end of row.
4th row: Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
Rep last 4 rows 2 (4-6-9) times more. 9 (4-6-3) sts.

Size XS/S only: 1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
2nd row: Work even in pat.
3rd row: K1. ssk. Pat to end of row.
4th row: As 2nd row.
Rep last 4 rows once more. 3 sts.

Size L only: 1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to end of row.
2nd row: Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Work even in pat. 3 sts.

Sizes XS/S, L and XL only: 1st row: (RS). K1. ssk.
2nd row: P2.
3rd row: ssk. Fasten off.

Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: 1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to end of row.
2nd row: Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
3rd row: K1. ssk. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
4th row: As 2nd row.
Rep last 4 rows (1-6) time(s) more. (30-12) sts

size 2/3XL only: 1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to end of row.
2nd row: Work even in pat.
3rd row: K1. ssk. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
4th row: Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
Rep last 4 rows 4 times more. 10 sts.

1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to end of row.
2nd row: Work even in pat.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
Rep last 4 rows once more. 4 sts.

Sizes M and 2/3XL only: 1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. K1.
2nd row: P3.
3rd row: K1. ssk.
4th row: P2.
5th row: ssk. Fasten off.

Size 4/5XL only: 1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to end of row.
2nd row: Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 4 sts.

1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. K1.
2nd row: P2togtbl. P1.
3rd row: ssk. Fasten off.

Back: With WS facing, join yarn to rem sts. Pat across 111 (119-133-137-159-185) sts (Back).

Sizes L, XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: 1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P1. P2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
Rep last 2 rows (4-2-16-33) times more. (113-125-91-49) sts.

Sizes L, XL and 2/3XL only: 1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: Work even in pat. (111-123-89) sts.

Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL and 2/3XL: 1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P1. P2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: P2. Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
Rep last 4 rows 9 (11-10-12-6) times more. 51 (47-45-45-47) sts.

1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P2. Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (2-0-0-0) time(s) more.

All sizes: Cast off rem 41 (41-43-43-45-49) sts.

Right Front: With WS facing, join yarn to rem sts. Pat across 56 (59-66-69-79-92) sts (Right Front).

Sizes L, XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: 1st row: (RS). ssk (front edge). Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P1. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows (4-2-12-14) times more. (51-60-40-47) sts.

Sizes L and XL only: 1st row: (RS). ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. (49-58) sts.
2nd row: Work even in pat.

Sizes XS/S, M, L and XL only: 1st row: (RS). ssk (front edge). Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P1. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Work even in pat.
Rep last 4 rows 6 (6-2-2) times more. 21 (24-34-43) sts.

1st row: (RS). ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P1. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
3rd row: Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
4th row: Work even in pat.
Rep last 4 rows 2 (4-6-9) times more. 9 (4-6-3) sts.

Size XS/S only: 1st row: (RS). ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: Work even in pat.
3rd row: Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
4th row: As 2nd row.
Rep last 4 rows once more. 3 sts.

Size L only: 1st row: (RS). Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P1. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Work even in pat. 3 sts.

Sizes XS/S, L and XL only: 1st row: (RS). K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P2.
3rd row: K2tog. Fasten off.

Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: 1st row: (RS). Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P1. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
3rd row: ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
4th row: As 2nd row.
Rep last 4 rows (1-6) time(s) more. (30-12) sts

Size 2/3XL only: 1st row: (RS). Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: Work even in pat.
3rd row: ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
4th row: P1. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
Rep last 4 rows 4 times more. 10 sts.

1st row: (RS). Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: Work even in pat.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: P1. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
Rep last 4 rows once more. 4 sts.

Sizes M and 2/3XL only: 1st row: (RS). K1. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P3.
3rd row: K2tog. K1.
4th row: P2.
5th row: K2tog. Fasten off.

Size 4/5XL only: 1st row: (RS). Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P1. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 4 sts.

1st row: (RS). K1. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P1. P2tog.
3rd row: K2tog. Fasten off.

SLEEVES
With larger needle, cast on 86 sts. Do not join.
Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
Work 6 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Body, ending with a 2nd row and inc 18 sts evenly across last row. 104 sts.

Proceed in pat as follows (see Chart IV on page 4):
1st row: (RS). P6. K2tog. yo. P2. *K12. P2. K2tog. yo. P2. Rep from * to last 4 sts. P4.
2nd and alt rows: K6. P2. K2. *P12. K2. P2. K2. Rep from * to last 4 sts. K4.
3rd row: P6. yo. ssk. P2. *C6F. C6B. P2. yo. ssk. P2. Rep from * to last 4 sts. P4.
5th row: As 1st row.
7th row: P6. yo. ssk. P2. *K12. P2. yo. ssk. P2.
Rep from * to last 4 sts. P4.
9th, 13th and 17th rows: As 1st row.
11th, 15th and 19th rows: As 7th row.
20th row: As 2nd row.
Rep last 20 rows for pat until work from beg measures approx 9” [23 cm] ending on a 3rd row of pat.

Sizes XS/S and M only: Next row: (WS). P6. P2tog. P2. *P2. (P2tog. P1) 3 times. P3. P2tog. P2. Rep from * to last 4 sts. P4. 83 sts. Place marker at end of row.

Sizes L and XL only: Next row: (WS). P8. *P2tog. P4. P2tog. P3. Rep from * to last 8 sts. P2tog. P6. 87 sts. Place marker at end of row.

Size 2/3XL only: Next row: (WS). P6. P2tog. P6. *P2tog. P5. P2tog. P6. Rep from * to end of row. 91 sts. Place marker at end of row.

Size 4/5XL only: Next row: (WS). P9. P2tog. P9. *P2tog. P8. P2tog. P9. Rep from * to end of row. 95 sts. Place marker at end of row.

All sizes: Work Chart V in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right, noting 14-st rep will be worked 5 times.
Rows 1 to 24 of Chart V form Fair Isle Pat.

Cont in Fair Isle Pat until work from marker measures 4 1/2" [11.5 cm], ending with a WS row and same row of pat as Body before raglan shaping.

Shape raglans: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 2 (2-2-3-3-4) sts beg next 2 rows. 79 (79-83-81-85-87) sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P1. P2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: P2. Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
Rep last 4 rows 7 (5-4-1-0-0) time(s) more.
31 (43-53-69-79-81) sts.

1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P2. Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
Rep last 2 rows 8 (14-18-26-30-31) times more. 13 (13-15-15-17-17) sts.
Cast off.

FINISHING
Pin all pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth leaving cloth to dry.
Sew raglan seams.

Left Front Cable edging: With pair of needles, cast on 14 sts.
1st row: (RS). *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
2nd row: P2. (K1. M1. K1. P2) twice. K2. P2. 16 sts.
3rd row: K2. C6F. C6B. K2.
4th row: P16.
5th row: P2. K12. P2.
6th row: K2. P12. K2.
7th row: K16.
8th row: P16.
9th to 12th rows: As 5th to 8th rows.
13th and 14th rows: As 5th and 6th rows.
Rep 3rd to 14th rows for pat until piece (when slightly stretched) measures length to fit up Left Front edge, across top of Left Sleeve and across to center back neck edge, sewing in position as you knit. Cast off in pat, dec 2 sts evenly across as you cast off.
Place marker for button 1/2” [1 cm] below first front dec.

Right Front Cable Edging: Work as for Left Front Cable edging until piece (when slightly stretched) measures length to fit up Right Front edge to correspond to button marker on Left Front.

Make buttonhole: (RS). Pat across 5 sts. Cast off 2 sts. Pat to end of row.
Next row: Pat, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
Cont in pat until piece measures length to fit up rem of Right Front, across top of Right Sleeve and across to center back neck edge, sewing in position as you knit. Cast off in pat, dec 2 sts evenly across as you cast off.
Sew cast off ends of edgings tog at center back neck edge.

Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew button in position.