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Casual Comfort Jacket
Lion Brand® Homespun® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L30130 Knit this jacket made with Homespun Thick and Quick and add a handmade touch to your outfit of the day. Click here to see it in another colorway.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 37 (41, 45, 49, 53) in. (94 (104, 114.5, 124.5, 134.5) cm) Finished Length 33 (34, 34, 35, 35) in. (84 (86.5, 86.5, 89, 89) 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: None

MATERIALS

792-211 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Granite Stripes

Self-Striping with shades of medium gray, bluish gray, and white.


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GAUGE:
8 sts + 10 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in K1, p1 Rib 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:
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 - 1 st decreased.



PATTERN STITCHES K1, p1 Rib (worked over an odd number of sts) Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts as they appear.

Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.



K1, p1 Rib (worked over an even number of sts) Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts as they appear.

Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

NOTES:
1.

Jacket is worked in 3 pieces: Back, Left and Right Fronts.

2.

Each piece beg at lower edge and is worked upwards, with stitches cast on for sleeves.

3.

A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts.

Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.

4.

When you see 'as established' in the instructions, this means to continue in the current pattern st.

5.

When you see 'work even' in the instructions, this means to continue working in the pattern st you have established without changing the number of sts.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK With circular needle, cast on 41 (45, 49, 53, 57) sts.

Work back and forth in rows in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 11 in.

(28 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.

Decrease Row (RS): K1, k2tog, work in rib as established to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 39 (43, 47, 51, 55) sts at the end of this row.

Work even in rib pattern as established until piece measures 22 in.

(56 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Rep Decrease Row - 37 (41, 45, 49, 53) sts.

Work even in rib as established until piece measures 24 in.

(61 cm) from beg.

Cast On Sts for Sleeves Next Row: Cast on 13 (13, 13, 15, 15) sts for first sleeve, work in rib as established to end of row - 50 (54, 58, 64, 68) sts.

Next Row: Cast on 13 (13, 13, 15, 15) sts for second sleeve, work in rib as established to end of row - 63 (67, 71, 79, 83) sts.

Work even in rib as established until sleeve measures 7 (8, 8, 9, 9) in.

(18 (20.5, 20.5, 23, 23) cm) from sleeve cast-on.

Shape Sleeves Next Row: Bind off 10 (11, 11, 12, 13) sts, work in rib as established to end of row - 53 (56, 60, 67, 70) sts.

Next Row: Bind off 10 (11, 11, 12, 13) sts, work in rib as established to end of row - 43 (45, 49, 55, 57) sts.

Divide for Neck Next Row: Bind off first 8 (8, 8, 10, 10) sts, work in rib as established over next 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 17 (17, 19, 19, 19) sts for neck, work in rib as established to end of row You will now be working both sides of the Back at the same time, each side with a separate ball of yarn.

Next Row: Bind off first 8 (8, 8, 10, 10) sts, work in rib as established to end of first side; on 2nd side, work in rib as established to end of row - 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) sts on each side.

Next Row: Bind off all sts of first side; on 2nd side, work in rib as established to end of row.

Bind off rem 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) sts.
LEFT FRONT With circular needle, cast on 24 (26, 29, 31, 33) sts.

Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 11 in.

(28 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Decrease Row (RS): K1, k2tog, work in rib to end of row - 23 (25, 28, 30, 32) sts.

Work even in rib until piece measures 22 in.

(56 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Rep Decrease Row - 22 (24, 27, 29, 31) sts.

Work even in rib pattern as established until piece measures 24 in.

(61 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Cast On Sts for Sleeve Next Row (RS): Cast on 13 (13, 13, 15, 15) sts, work in rib pattern as established to end of row - 35 (37, 40, 44, 46) sts.

Work even in rib until sleeve measures 7 (8, 8, 9, 9) in.

(18 (20.5, 20.5, 23, 23) cm) from sleeve cast on, end with a WS row.

Shape Sleeve Next Row (RS): Bind off 10 (11, 11, 12, 13) sts, work in rib to end of row - 25 (26, 29, 32, 33) sts.

Shape Neck Next Row (WS): Bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 7) sts, work in rib to end of row - 19 (20, 22, 25, 26) sts.

Next Row: Bind off 8 (8, 8, 10, 10) sts, work in rib to end of row - 11 (12, 14, 15, 16) sts.

Bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 7) sts at beg of next row for neck.

Bind off rem 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) sts.
RIGHT FRONT With circular needle, cast on 24 (26, 29, 31, 33) sts.

Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 11 in.

(28 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Decrease Row (RS): Work in rib to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 23 (25, 28, 30, 32) sts.

Work even in rib until piece measures 22 in.

(56 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Rep Decrease Row - 22 (24, 27, 29, 31) sts.

Work even in rib until piece measures 24 in.

(61 cm) from beg, end with a RS row.

Cast On Sts for Sleeve Next Row (WS): Cast on 13 (13, 13, 15, 15) sts, work in rib pattern as established to end of row - 35 (37, 40, 44, 46) sts.

Work even in rib until sleeve measures 7 (8, 8, 9, 9) in.

(18 (20.5, 20.5, 23, 23) cm) from sleeve cast on, end with a RS row.

Shape Sleeve Next Row (WS): Bind off 10 (11, 11, 12, 13) sts, work in rib to end of row - 25 (26, 29, 32, 33) sts.

Shape Neck Next Row (RS): Bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 7) sts, work in rib to end of row - 19 (20, 22, 25, 26) sts.

Next Row: Bind off 8 (8, 8, 10, 10) sts, work in rib to end of row - 11 (12, 14, 15, 16) sts.

Bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 7) sts at beg of next row for neck.

Bind off rem 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) sts.



FINISHING Seam Fronts to Back across top edge of sleeves.

Neck Edging From RS with straight needles, beg at Right Front neck, pick up and k47 (47, 53, 53, 53) sts evenly spaced around neck edge, ending at Left Front neck.

Work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 1/2 in.

(4 cm).

Bind off.

Sleeve Edging From RS with straight needles, pick up and k23 (25, 25, 29, 29) sts evenly spaced across lower edge of sleeve.

Work in Garter st (k every row) for 3 in.

(7.5 cm).

Bind off loosely.

Rep across lower edge of other sleeve.

Sew side and sleeve seams.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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