As temperatures start to warm up, I find myself shirking off my heavy coat as soon as possible. This wool jacket is perfect for that in between time when it’s too cold to go without a jacket but too warm for a winter coat. It’s checkered with tiny bows, with a relaxed blouse-y shape and elbow length sleeves. Perfect for a picnic or a baseball game on a Spring day!
Finished Size 32 (36, 40, 44)” bust circumference. Cardigan shown in Knit Picks Swish DK in size 40” and in Unplanned Peacock in size 32”.
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish DK, 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 123yds/50g: 8 (9, 10, 12) skeins Amethyst Heather.
Yarn: Unplanned Peacock Superwash Merino DK, 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 230yds/100g: Grass, 4 (5, 5, 6) skeins.
Needles: Size 5 (3.75 mm): 30” circular (cir) & DPNs. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch markers (M), tapestry needle, large snap, sewing thread to match.
Gauge 22 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Bow Stitch on size 5 needles
Notes This jacket is worked from the bottom-up, starting with the bow stitch body. After knitting each sleeve separately, you join them to the body and work raglan decreases. After knitting the front bands, you return to the bottom of the piece to add a turned band, and then finish with the neat little collar. Each edge is finished like a pro!
The Designer Katie Canavan has been knitting for 10 years and sewing for twice as long. Three years ago she started her blog Under the Red Umbrella, which quickly expanded to include an Etsy shop and craft fairs. She can be found in Los Angeles, acting in her spare time. All things Katie can be found at www.katiecanavan.com. For questions about this pattern please contact
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