Floral Jacket


This is a great jacket for the summer. It can look pretty and dressed-up or sporty and casual. The design would look equally effective worked in lighter toning shades against a dark background, such as pinks on navy blue. Materials 6(7) 50g balls of  cotton double knitting in White (M). One ball each of Navy Blue, Dark Blue and Mid Blue. Pair each of 3 ¼ (US 3) and 4mm (US 6) knitting needles, 7(8) buttons. Measurements To fit ages2-33-4 years Actual measurements Chest 78 84 cm 30 ¼  33 in Length to shoulder 31 35 cm 12 ¼  13 ¼ in Sleeve Length 21  24 cm 8 ¼  9 ½ in Tension 20 sts and 28 rows to 10cm/4in square over st st using 4mm (US 6) needles. Back With 3 ¼ mm (US 3) needles and M cast on 72(78) sts and work moss st hem. 1st row * K1, p1; rep from * to end. 2nd row * P1, k1; rep from * to end. Rep the last 2 rows 3 times more. Change to 4mm (US 6) needles. Beg with a k row; work 0(2) rows st st. 1st row K5(7)M, reading chart from right to left, k across 1st row of Chart, k16(18)M, reading chart from left to right, k across 1st row of chart, k5(7)M. 2nd row P5(7)M, reading chart from right to left, p across 2nd row of Chart, p16(18)M, reading  chart from left to right, p across 2nd row of Chart, p5(7)M. 3rd row K5(7)M, reading chart from right to left, k across 3rd row of Chart, k16(18)M, reading chart from left to right, k across 3rd row of Chart, k5(7)M. 4th row P5(7)M, reading chart from right to left, p across 4th row of Chart, p16(18)M, reading chart from left to right, p across 4th row of Chart,p5(7)M. These 4 rows set the 38(42) row patt. Cont in patt at the same time inc one st at each end of the next every foll 8th row until there are 80(86) sts. Work straight until 40(46) rows have been worked, ending with a wrong side row. Shape armholes Cast off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Cont straight until 76(86) rows have been worked from top of moss st hem. Cont in M only. Work 2(4) rows in st st, then work 6 rows in Moss st.

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