I found this lovely free pattern while browsing ConnieLene Knits! I like the classic yet contemporary style of this jacket. It can suit a variety of styles and looks. I can see it on anyone from me to my mom or perhaps it can even be unisex depending on the look. Versatile! ConnieLene was nice enough to share some more detailed photos (as seen in this post) of her completed jacket and some history about the piece! It was included in an exhibition in Auckland, NZ, 2007. Her design and the full pattern can be found below!
I like the pattern itself because it is knitted all in one piece, from the left cuff to the right cuff. So there’s only 2 seams to stitch together! It’s a great “stash buster” too since you can use up some lovely yarn from your yarn stash that may not be enough for a whole project but may be great for a few rows in this project! Choose as many or as little color/yarn variations as you like. It’s up to you!
FUN FACT: During the exhibition ConnieLene, who is based in New Zealand, met Nicky Epstein as well as one of the world’s fastest knitters, Miriam Tegels! Here’s her funny post all about it. Also, see video of Miriam, the 2006 Guinness World Record Holder for Fastest Knitter, knitting in action in my Need for Speed posting!
Worsted Weight/Medium Weight Category 4 yarn in 6 Colors.
Color 1 300gm (variegated blue/turquoise/maroon)
Color 2 50gm (grey)
Color 3 50gm (turquoise)
Color 4 50gm (variegated maroon)
Color 5 50gm (blue)
Color 6 50gm (solid maroon)
US Size 9 [5.50mm] Needles, 2 Pairs
US Size I [5.50mm] Crochet Hook
One Size Fits All (55cm Across the Back)
Skill Level: Intermediate
12st x 19 rows for 10cm
SS – Stockinette Stitch – Knit one row, Purl one row
GS – Garter Stitch – Knit 2 rows, or knit every row
The full pattern is available for free from Connielene Knits. It is also available in [pdf].
*Follow colour change sequence at the same time inc 1 st each side from Row 20 from cast on. (more…)