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Hand-Knit Danbury Hooded Sweater Jacket
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern Number: 60588
Extra large hood, side slit pockets, dropped shoulder with straight sleeve-knit in Stockinette for body of sweater and ribbing for cuffs and hem. Pictured Danbury Jacket was made using the Knitting Board. This hand-knit interpretation will be similar, but not exact, in appearance.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Medium, Large, 2X
Finished Bust 46 (56, 66) in. [117 (142, 167.5) cm] Finished Length 30 1/2 (31 1/2, 33) in. [77.5 (80, 84) cm]
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 Nov 14, 2011)
RIGHT FRONT (Buttonhole Side) … Row 3: Sl first st holding yarn in back, k 2, (yo, k2tog for buttonhole), k2 k1, sl next st holding yarn in back, k across row to last 2 sts, k2tog. …The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

630-178 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Nantucket Green blue of a stormy sea
Quantity needed: 12 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (14, 16)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
5 buttons 1 in. [25 mm] diameter
GAUGE:
14 sts + 18 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles. 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:
PATTERN STITCH K1, p1 Rib Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; repeat from * across the row.

Row 2: K the k sts and p the p sts across the row.

Repeat Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK With smaller needles, cast on 79 (95, 107) sts.Work in k1, p1 Rib for 4 in.

[10 cm].

Change to larger needles.

K 1 row, p 1 row.

Continue in St st, dec 1 st each edge on next row – 77 (93, 105) sts.

Work in St st until piece measures 21 in.

[53.5 cm] from beg, end with a WS row.



Armhole Shaping Dec 1 st each side on next row, then every 6th row 6 (7, 8) times – 63 (77, 87) sts.

Bind off.




LEFT FRONT (Button Side) With smaller needles, cast on 47 (57, 67) sts.

Work in k1, p1 Rib for 4 in.

[10 cm].

Change to larger needles.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 (WS): Sl first st holding yarn in front, p 5, sl next st holding yarn in front, p across row.

Dec 1 st at beg of next RS row for side edge -- 46 (56, 66) sts.Repeat Rows 1 and 2, slipping first and 7th st on WS rows to create faux placket.

Work until piece measures same length as Back to beg of armhole shaping.



Armhole Shaping Continue as established, dec 1 st at beg of RS row every 6th row 7 (8, 9) times – 39 (48, 57) sts.

Bind off.

Mark for 5 buttons evenly spaced on the front placket, with first button just above Rib and last button 5 in.

[12.5 cm] below bound-off edge.



RIGHT FRONT (Buttonhole Side) Cast on and work in rib as for Left Front.

Change to larger needles.

Row 1 (RS): Sl first st holding yarn in back, k 5, sl next st holding yarn in back, k across row.

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Row 3: Sl first st holding yarn in back, k 2, (yo, k2tog for buttonhole), k 1, sl next st holding yarn in back, k across row to last 2 sts, k2tog.

Continue to work as for Left Front, reversing shaping and placket placement and working buttonholes (yo, k2tog) to correspond to button placement on Left Front.




SLEEVE (make 2) With smaller needles, cast on 35 (41, 45) sts.Work in k1, p1 Rib for 4 in.

[10 cm].

Change to larger needles.

Work in St st for 16 rows.

Continue to work in St st, inc 1 st each side every 4th row 16 (16, 19) times – 67 (73, 83) sts.

Work even in St st until piece measures 22 (26, 28) in.

[56 (66, 71) cm] from beg.

Bind off.



HOOD With larger needles, cast on 35 (40, 47) sts.

Work in St st, inc 1 st each edge of next row 6 times – 47 (52, 59) sts.

Work even in St st for 12 (13, 14) in.

[30.5 (33, 35.5) cm].

Dec 2 sts at beg of next RS row 3 times – 41 (46, 53) sts.

Inc 2 sts at beg of next RS row 3 times.

Work even in St st for 12 (13, 14) in.

[30.5 (33, 35.5) cm].

Dec 1 st each edge of next row 6 times.

Bind off loosely.



DRAWSTRING

With 3 strands held together and using crochet hook, make a chain 60 in.

[152.5 cm] long for drawstring.

Fasten off.



POCKETS (make 2)

With larger needles, cast on 21 sts.

Work in St st for 12 in.

[30.5 cm].

Bind off.



FINISHING

Sew Fronts to Back for 5 (6 1/2, 7 1/2) in.

[12.5 (16.5, 19) cm] along top edge for shoulder.

Sew in Sleeves.

Sew Sleeve seams.

Sew side seams, leaving a 6 in.

[15 cm] opening in each side for Pockets.

Fold Pockets in half crosswise and sew side seams closed.

Sew cast-on and bound-off edges of Pocket in opening of side seam.

Fold Hood in half, bringing bound-off edge down to meet cast-on edge, and sew back seam.

Roll front edge of Hood over drawstring and sew loosely, creating a rolled tunnel for the drawstring to slip through.

Sew Hood in place around neck, keeping drawstring edge free.

Sew on buttons opposite buttonholes.



Optional Belt

With smaller needles, cast on 11 sts.

Work in k1, p1 Rib for 50 (60, 70) in.

[127 (152.5, 178) cm] or desired length.

Bind off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
approx = approximately
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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