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Knit Flattering Jacket 2003
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 20271 We updated one of our favorite designs for 2003. This Jacket will take you from afternoons in the park to dinner in town. It's versatile to wear, easy-to-make and flattering to your figure.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished Chest 42 (46, 50, 54)inches Length 27 1/2 (30, 32 1/2, 35)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.



790-364 Homespun Yarn: Mexicana DISCONTINUED Tweed A fiesta of burgundy, blue, gold, purple and contrasting black
Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (5, 6, 7)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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12 sts + 17.25 rows = 4" (10 cm) in reverse St st (p on RS, k on WS). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. 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.

If you wish to avoid large blocks of color striping, knit 2 rows with one skein and two rows with another throughout.


Reverse Stockinette Stitch Row 1 (RS) Purl.

Row 2 Knit.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pattern

Cast on 63 (69, 75, 81) sts.

Work even in Rev St st until piece measures 19 (21, 23, 25)" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Armhole Dec 1 st each armhole edge every other row 6 times – 51 (57, 63, 69) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 8 1/2 (9, 9 1/2, 10)".

Bind off all sts, placing markers 13 (16, 19, 22) sts from each edge for neck and shoulder placement.

Cast on 39 (42, 45, 48) sts, work in Rev St st as for Back, placing markers for pocket placement approximately 2 (2, 3, 3)" from bottom edge: Work across 11 (12, 14, 15) sts, place marker, work 18 more sts, place marker, complete row.

Shape armholes at left edge as for Back and AT SAME TIME when piece measures approximately 19 1/2 (22, 24 1/2, 27)" ending with a WS row, Shape Neck: Dec Row (RS) P 9, p2tog tbl, work across row.

Rep dec every 4th row 7 more times – 25 (28, 31, 34) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 8 1/2 (9, 9 1/2, 10)", bind off 13 (16, 19, 22) sts next WS row for shoulder.

Work even on 12 remaining stitches for 4 (4, 5, 5)" more and place onto holder.


Work as for Right Front, reversing shaping.

Cast on 31 sts.

Work in Rev St st as for body, inc 1 st each side of 5th row; every 8 (6, 6, 4) rows 9 (7, 12, 6) times; then every 0 (8, 0, 6) rows 0 (4, 0, 8) times – 51 (55, 57, 61) sts.

Work even until Sleeve measures 18 1/2".

Shape Sleeve Cap:Dec 1 st each side every row 9 times.

Bind off rem 33 (37, 39, 43) sts.

POCKETS (make 2)

Cast on 18 sts and work in Rev St st for 32 rows, bind off all sts.


Join shoulder seams.

Sew in sleeves.

Sew underarm seams.

Sew side seams, leaving approximately 6" open at bottom edges for side slits.

Sew collar to back neck and purl sts from each collar edge together.

Sew on pockets between markers, allowing 1 1/42" of top edge to roll in.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
WS = wrong side

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