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Midnight Elegance Fabulous Fur-Look Jacket
Lion Brand® Chenille Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 868
Luxuriate in the velvety texture and elegance of this rib-knit open front-jacket of Chenille Thick & Quick

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large
Finished chest measurements: 44 (48, 54) in.
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

950-153 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Black DISCONTINUED Elegant, velvety black
Quantity needed: 7 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 41.65
Alternative Quantity: (9, 10)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95

Additional Materials
Hooks and eyes to fasten (optional)
GAUGE:
8 sts + 14 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in 3x2 rib. 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
3x2 Rib Pattern
Row 1 (WS) K first st for garter selvedge, *p 3, k 2; repeat from * across, ending with p 3, k last st for garter selvedge.
Row 2 (RS) K first st for garter selvedge, *k 3, p 2; repeat from * across, ending with k 3, k last st for garter selvedge.
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 for 3x2 rib pattern.



STITCH EXPLANATION
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip the next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, from the tip of the left needle to the tip of the right needle; then insert the left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts from the left and knit them tog from this postion (= 1 dec).

NOTES:
Always keep 1 st at each end in garter st as selvedge to aid seaming.


INSTRUCTIONS



JACKET
BACK
Cast on 45 (50, 55) sts.

Work in 3x2 rib pattern until piece measures 16 1/2 in.

from beg, ending with a WS row.

Note Make sure piece measures 22 (24, 27) in.

wide without selvedges.



Shape Armholes
Keeping to pattern, bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 41 (46, 51) sts.
Next Row (RS) K 1, ssk, work in pattern to within last 3 sts, k2tog, k last st - 39 (44, 49) sts.
Next Row (WS) K 1, work in pattern to within last st, k 1.

Repeat last 2 rows 2 (3, 5) more times - 35 (38, 39) sts.

Work even in pattern, cont garter st selvedges, until armholes measure 8 1/4 (9 1/4, 10 3/4) in..

Note Make sure piece measures 17 (18, 19) in.

wide without selvedges.

Bind off all sts.



RIGHT FRONT
Cast on 28 (29, 33) sts.

Work in 3x2 rib pattern but end only with k 1 (2, 1) and k garter st selvedge on WS; beg only k garter st selvedge and k 1 (2, 1) on RS.

Work until piece measures 16 1/4 in.

from beg, ending with a RS row.

Note Make sure piece measures 13 (13 1/4, 15 1/4) in.

wide.



Shape Armhole
Keeping to pattern, work as for Back armhole shaping at side edge only.

Work even on 23 (23, 25) sts until piece measures 21 3/4 (23, 24 1/4) in.

from beg, ending with a WS row.

Note Armhole should measure 5 1/4 (6 1/4, 7 3/4) in..

Make sure piece measures 10 (10 1/4, 11 1/4) in.

wide without selvedges.



Shape Neck
Bind off 7 (7, 9) sts at beg of next row from center edge - 16 sts.

Work even in pattern for 1 row.
Next Row Bind off 2 sts at neck edge - 14 sts.
Next Row (WS) Work even in pattern.
Next Row (RS) K 1, ssk, work in pattern to end - 13 sts.

Repeat last 2 rows 2 more times - 11 sts rem.

Work even in pattern until Right Front measures same as Back.

Bind off all sts.



LEFT FRONT
Work same as Right Front, rev shaping and st pattern placement.

At neck edge, bind off on WS rows and dec on RS row as foll: Work in pattern to within last 3 sts, k2tog, k last st.



SLEEVES
Cast on 19 (20, 25) sts.

Work in 3x2 rib pattern as given for Medium & Large sizes; but for Size Small only beg and end with k 2 after first and before last garter selvedge on RS; beg and end with p 2 after first and before last garter selvedge on WS.



All Sizes
Work in est pattern, inc 1 st at each end after first and before last selvedge sts on the 6th (6th, 4th) row, then every 4th row 0 (0, 5) times, then every 6th row 2 (9, 4) times, then every 8th row 5(0-0) times.

Work even on 35 (40, 45) sts until piece measures 18 (18, 17) in.

from beg, ending with a WS row.
Shape Cap Keeping to pattern, bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 31 (36, 41) sts.
Next Row (RS) K 1, ssk, work in pattern to within last 3 sts, k2tog, k last st - 29 (34, 39) sts.
Next Row Work in pattern.

Repeat last 2 rows 2 (3, 5) more times.

Bind off rem 25 (28, 29) sts.



FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams leaving center 7 1/4 (8, 8 1/4) in.

of Back neck free.

Set in Sleeves.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.



Collar
With RS facing, pick up and k 12 (14, 16) sts evenly spaced around Right Front neck, k 16 (17, 18) sts across Back neck, 12 (14, 16) sts around Left Front neck - 40 (45, 50) sts.

Work in 3x2 rib pattern until piece measures 4 in..

Bind off.



Optional Sew hook and eyes to close.

Or wear open.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
k = knit
p = purl
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
est = establish(ed)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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