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Knit Diagonal Jacket
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern Number: 10502
Knit - Intermediate: The diagonal lines of this jacket are eye-pleasing and figure-flattering.

Knit in garter stripes on the bias in Wool-Ease Chunky yarn, it is a quick and entertaining project.

Featured in Charcoal, Nantucket, Appleton, and Greystone.Size 10.5 (6.5 mm) 29" circular needle.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 40 (44, 48, 52, 56) inches Length 24 (24, 24, 25, 25)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: None

MATERIALS

630-152 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Charcoal Dark gray
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 26.37
Alternative Quantity: (4, 4, 4, 5)

630-178 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Nantucket Green blue of a stormy sea
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.79
Alternative Quantity: (1, 2, 2, 2)

630-141 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Appleton (Discontinued) Dark purple heather
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Alternative Quantity: (1, 2, 2, 2)

630-149 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Greystone (Discontinued) Medium, misty gray
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Alternative Quantity: (1, 2, 2, 2)

Lion Brand Stitch Holders
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.99


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49

GAUGE:
12 sts + 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row). 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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
inc knit into front and back of stitch ssk (slip, slip, knit): Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.

I-cord: Bind off With RS facing, cast on 3 sts at end of needle.

*K 2 I-cord sts, k next 2 sts together tbl.

Do not turn work.

Slip 3 sts back to left needle.

Repeat from * until all sts are bound off.

Sew ends of Icord together.

Attached I-cord: Cast on 3 sts (I-cord sts).

K 3, pick up 1 st in garter bump in fabric.

*Do not turn work.

Slip 4 sts back to left needle.

K 2 I-cord sts, knit next 2 sts (1 I-cord st + 1 picked up st) together tbl, pick up 1 st in next garter bump.

Repeat from *.

Unattached I-cord row While working Attached I-cord, it is sometimes necessary to do more I-cord rows than there are garter bumps.

To do this: K 3.

Slip 3 sts back to left needle.

Continue with Attached Icord.

I-Cord Buttonholes: Work 2 Unattached I-cord rows.

On next Attached I-cord row, skip the next garter bump (this is where the buttonhole is) and pick up in the following bump.

Continue with Attached I-cord.

NOTES:
Sleeves are worked from the top down.

Stripe Sequence Work 2 rows in each of the following colors: *A, B, B, A, C, A, D, A, B, A, C, C, A, D, A, B, A, C, A, D, D, A, B, A, C, A, D; repeat from *.


INSTRUCTIONS
LEFT FRONT

With A, cast on 2 sts.

Row 1 Knit.

Row 2 With B, inc in each stitch.

Row 3 Knit.

Row 4 Cont in Stripe Sequence, inc in first st, k to last st, inc in last st.

Row 5 Knit.

Rep Rows 4-5 until there are 46 (50, 54, 58, 62) sts.

Body Row 1 Inc in first st, k to last 2 sts, ssk.

Body Row 2 Knit.

Rep these 2 rows 8 (6, 4, 4, 2) more times, or to desired length.

Shape Armhole *K2tog, k to last 2 sts, ssk.

Knit 1 row.

Rep from * 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) more times – 40 (42, 44, 46, 48) sts.

Work Body Rows 18 (18, 21, 23, 25) more times.

Shape Shoulder *K2tog, k to last 2 sts, ssk.

Knit 1 row.

Rep from * 9 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) more times.

Put rem 20 (22, 22, 22, 22) sts on holder.
RIGHT FRONT

Work as for Left Front, working all Body Rows as follows: Body Row 1 K2tog, k to last st, inc in last st.

Body Row 1 K2tog, k to last st, inc in last st.

Body Row 2 Knit.
BACK Work as for Left Front until there are 46 (50, 54, 58,62) sts.

Put aside and make a second identical piece.

Put the two triangular pieces together on same needle, marking center.

Body Row 1 Inc in first st, k to within 2 sts of marker, ssk, slip marker, k2tog, k to last st, inc in last st.

Body Row 2 Knit.

Rep these 2 rows 8 (6, 4, 4, 2) more times, or to desired length.

Cont to work center decreases throughout rest of back.

Shape Armhole *K2tog, work to last 2 sts, ssk.

Knit 1 row.

Rep from * 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) more times – 80 (84, 88, 92, 96) sts.

Work Body Rows 18 (18, 21, 23, 25) more times.

Shape Shoulders K2tog, work to last 2 sts, ssk.

Knit 1 row.

Continue to decrease at sides and center every other row until no stitches remain.

Fasten off.

Sew shoulder seams.

SLEEVE

With A, pick up 54 (54, 60, 66, 72) stitches along sides of armhole.

(Don’t pick up at base of underarm.) Working in Stripe Sequence, mirroring body stripes just below armhole, work even in Garter st for 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) inches.

Dec at beg and end of next row.

Rep dec row every 8th row 4 (6, 0, 0, 0) times, every 6th row 8 (6, 13, 8, 1) times, every 4th row 0 (0, 1, 8, 17) times – 28 (28, 30, 32, 34) sts.

Work even until sleeve measures 17 (18, 18, 18, 18)" or desired length.

Work I-cord Bind off.
FINISHING With RS facing, sew side, underarm and sleeve seams.

Make invisible garter seam by sewing bump to bump.

Fabric edges should be flush.

Mark positions for 4 buttonholes on Right Front.

I-cord Edging Beg at Right Neck with RS facing, work 3.

Attached I-cord rows followed by 1 Unattached I-cord row around garment.

Work Unattached I-cord row when turning outside corners.

At each buttonhole mark, work I-Cord Buttonholes.

Cont to beginning of I-cord and sew I-cord end to beginning.

Sew 4 buttons on Left Front.

Weave in ends.





Wool-Ease Chunky (Article #630) comes in 5oz/153 yd balls.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together


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