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Free Knitting Pattern: Country Jacket

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 10181
Rating: *****4.4 (based on 5 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X

Finished chest 42 (46, 50, 56, 62, 66) inches


Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jul 13, 2009)
Shape armhole Maintaining pattern, bind off 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) sts at beg of next RS row, then dec 1 st at beg of next RS row, then 0 (0, 1, 1, 1, 1) st at beg of next RS row -- 24 (26, 27, 29, 32, 34) sts. Work even until piece measures 24 (25, 26, 26, 26, 26)" from beg, ending with a RS row.
Shape neck Bind off 6 sts at beg of next WS row (neck edge), then 2 sts at beg of next WS row 1 (1, 2, 1, 2, 2) times. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 2 (3, 2 1, 2, 1, 2) WS rows – 14 (15, 16, 19, 21, 22) sts. Work even until piece measures same as Back to shoulders.
Shape shoulder Bind off 7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) sts at beg of next RS row, then 7 (8, 8, 8, 10, 11, 11, 11) sts at beg of next RS row. Place markers for 6 buttons evenly spaced on Left Front button band, with the first one 3" from cast-on edge and the last one 1" below neck edge.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

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Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Linen Fisherman Blossom Glacier Sky Blue Cobalt Navy Raspberry
Denim Taupe Oatmeal Barley Grass Lemongrass Pumpkin Citron
Spice Apricot Cranberry Claret Fig Eggplant Charcoal Black
Grey Marble Snapdragon Cilantro Butterscotch Denim Twist Celebration Cabernet Constellation
Gemstone Galaxy Poinsettia Mystical Starlight Wheat Wood Sequoia
Mesquite Granite Sandstone Marble Blackstone Jungle Desert Flamingo
Toucan Parakeet Monarch Seagull Blue Jay Purple Martin Bluebird Raven
Hoosiers Hoyas Crimson Tigers Huskies Spartans Red Beacon Checkerboard
*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

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•  640-114 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Denim
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$ 66.43 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Six 7/8 in. (22 mm) buttons (JHB #62110 Fawn Brown shown)
 

Country Jacket

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

GAUGE:

9 sts = 4 in. (10 cm).

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

ssk (slip, slip, knit)Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog.

PATTERN STITCHES

Twisted Garter St

Knit every st through back loop across row.
St st
Knit on RS, purl on WS.

NOTES:

Make Left Front before Right Front to determine buttonhole placement. Each front (Left and Right) is worked in one piece to bottom of pocket slant, then divided for pocket shaping and insertion. Pocket lining is joined to side front and worked to height of top of pocket slant. Pocket slant shaping is worked on center front sts. At top of pocket slant, pieces are joined and remainder of each front is worked in one piece.


SWEATER
BACK
Cast on 49 (53, 57, 63, 69, 74) sts. Work in Twisted Garter St for 6 rows (3 ridges). Change to St st. Work until piece measures 16 (17, 17, 17, 17, 17)" from beg, ending with a WS row. Shape armholes Bind off 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each end of next row, 0 (0, 0, 1, 1, 1) st at each end of next row -- 43 (47, 51, 53, 59, 64) sts. Work even until armholes measure 9 1/2 (10, 10 1/2, 11, 11, 11)". Shape shoulders Bind off 7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 7 (8, 8, 8, 10, 11) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Bind off rem 15 (17, 19, 19, 19, 20) sts.

POCKET LININGS (make 2)

Cast on 14 sts. Work in St st for 5", ending with a RS row. Place sts on a holder.

LEFT FRONT

Cast on 27 (29, 31, 34, 37, 39) sts, placing a marker before last 5 sts for button band. Work in Twisted Garter St for 6 rows (3 ridges). Keeping 5 sts at Left Front opening edge (last 5 sts on RS rows; first 5 sts on WS rows) in Twisted Garter St for button band and rem sts in St st, work until piece measures 7" from beg, ending with a RS row. Pocket opening: Next row (WS) Work to last 5 (7, 9, 11, 13, 13) sts, turn, leaving unworked sts on a holder (these are side front sts to be joined with pocket lining later). Pocket slant shaping: Next row (RS) Ssk (pocket edge), work to end of row. Next row (WS) Work to last 2 sts, p2tog. Rep last 2 rows until 11 sts have been dec’d, ending with a RS row. Leave these sts on holder or spare needle until side front is worked. Join pocket opening with pocket lining: Next row (WS) P across pocket lining sts to last 2 sts, *p 1 pocket lining st tog with 1 sweater body st, keeping pocket lining st on top of body st* rep from * to * with next st, then p across rem sweater body sts. Work even on sweater side body/pocket lining sts to match length of pocket opening, ending with a RS row. Next row: Join pocket opening with pocket lining P across center front (with shaped pocket opening) to last st, work this last st tog (p2tog) with first st of pocket lining/sweater side body piece, p across rem pocket lining/sweater side body sts. (Note Sweater front is now rejoined and balance of Left Front is worked in one piece.) Work even as established until piece measures 16 (17, 17, 17, 17, 17)" from beg, ending with a WS row. Shape armhole Maintaining pattern, bind off 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) sts at beg of next RS row, then dec 1 st at beg of next RS row, then 0 (0, 1, 1, 1, 1) st at beg of next RS row -- 24 (26, 27, 29, 32, 34) sts. Work even until piece measures 24 (25, 26, 26, 26, 26)" from beg, ending with a RS row.
Shape neck Bind off 6 sts at beg of next WS row (neck edge), then 2 sts at beg of next WS row 1 (1, 2, 1, 2, 2) times. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 2 (3, 2 1, 2, 1, 2) WS rows – 14 (15, 16, 19, 21, 22) sts. Work even until piece measures same as Back to shoulders.
Shape shoulder Bind off 7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) sts at beg of next RS row, then 7 (8, 8, 8, 10, 11, 11, 11) sts at beg of next RS row. Place markers for 6 buttons evenly spaced on Left Front button band, with the first one 3" from cast-on edge and the last one 1" below neck edge.

RIGHT FRONT

Work to match Left Front until 6 rows (3 ridges) of Twisted Garter St have been completed. Keeping 5 sts at Right Front opening edge (first 5 sts on RS rows, last 5 sts on WS rows) in Twisted Garter St for buttonhole band and rem sts in St st, work until piece measures 7" from beg, ending with a WS row; AT SAME TIME, working buttonholes opposite markers on 5 Twisted Garter Sts (work 2 sts in Twisted Garter St, yarn over needle, k2tog-tbl, k 1 st in Twisted Garter St). Pocket opening: Next row (RS) Work to last 5 (7, 9, 11, 13, 13) sts, turn leaving unworked sts on a holder. Next row (WS) P2tog, work to end of row. Next row (RS) Work to last 2 sts, k2tog. Rep last 2 rows until 11 sts have been dec’d. Cont to match Left Front, rev shaping and working buttonholes on marked rows.

SLEEVES

Cast on 24 (24, 24, 27, 27, 27) sts. Work in Twisted Garter St for 6 rows (3 ridges). Work in St st, inc 1 st each end every 4 rows 6 (6, 6, 7, 8, 10) times, every 6 rows 4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5) times -- 44 (46, 46, 51, 53, 57) sts. Work even until sleeve measures 20" from beg or desired length. Shape cap Bind off 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each end of next row, then every other row 0 (0, 0, 1, 1, 1) time. Bind off all sts.

FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams. Collar With RS facing, beg in center of buttonhole band, pick up approx 38 (40, 44, 44, 46, 48) sts around neck edge. Work in Twisted Garter St for 18 rows (9 ridges), inc 1 st each end every other row 8 times. Work even, if necessary, until collar is 4 1/2" or desired length. Bind off loosely. Sew in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams. Pocket trim With RS facing, pick up and k 13 sts across pocket opening. Working in Twisted Garter St, work 1 row, then bind off loosely. Tack ends of pocket trim to cardigan, neatly. Sew pocket linings to inside of Left and Right Fronts. Weave in ends. Sew on buttons.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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approx = approximately beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
p = purl rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
ssk = slip, slip, knit st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop tog = together
WS = wrong side  


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.4 (based on 5 reviews)
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Country Jacket Reviewed by Nancy L. Greene on 2013-03-01 ****
I have not knitted a sweater and I also am finding the pockets somewhat difficult. One question when you knit one pocket lining and put it on a holder how long do you cut the working strand. This is a fairly easy sweater to knit but these instructions have confused me a little. I am not a biginner as I have done lace shawls, etc. Just need a little more guidance.


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