Ladies Knit Jerkin









Sizes 12,14 and 16





Materials: WOOL FLOSS, 2 Ply, 3 balls (1 oz. balls) each of Cherry Red, Blue Jewel and Black for Sizes 12 and 14; 4 balls of each color for Size 16 . . . Knitting Needles, 1 pair No. 2 (2 3/4 mm. size) . . . Bone Crochet Hook No. 2 … 1 small black button . . . Narrow leather belt .. . Shoulder pads.

GAUGE: 7 1/2 sts make 1 inch; 10 rows make 1 inch.

BLOCKING MEASUREMENTS:
Sizes 12 14 16
Bust 32″ 34″ 36″
Width across front or back at underarm
16″ 17″ 18″
Length from shoulder to lower edge
18 1/2″ 20″ 21 1/2″
Length of side seam
12″ 13″ 14″

BACK . . . Starting at lower edge, with Blue, cast on
37 sts 40 sts 43 sts
Drop Blue, attach Black and cast on
40 sts 42 sts 44 sts
Drop Black, attach Cherry and cast on
37 sts 40 sts 43 sts
1st row: Purl with Cherry
37 sts 40 sts 43 sts
Drop Cherry, pick up Black (when changing colors always twist the unused color around the other to prevent making a hole) and purl
40 sts 42 sts 44 sts
Drop Black, pick up Blue and purl
37 sts 40 sts 43 sts
2nd row: With Blue, knit
37 sts 40 sts 43 sts
Drop Blue, pick up Black and knit
40 sts 42 sts 44 sts
Drop Black, pick up Cherry and knit
37 sts 40 sts 43 sts
Repeat the last 2 rows alternately until piece measures 1/2 inch. Dec 1 st at both ends of the next row and every 6th row thereafter until there remain
102 sts 110 sts 118 sts
Work without decreasing until piece measures in all
5″ 5 1/2″ 6 1/2″
Inc 1 st at both ends of the next row and every 6th row thereafter until there are on needle
120 sts 128 sts 136 sts
Work without increasing until piece measures in all
12″ 13″ 14″

To Shape Armholes: Bind off at the beginning of the next 2 rows
6 sts 6 sts 7 sts
Dec 1 st at both ends of every other row until there remain
96 sts 104 sts 108 sts
Inc 1 st on the next row and every 6th row thereafter until there are on needle
102 sts 110 sts 114 sts
(piece should measure 3 1/2 inches from 1st row of armhole shaping).
On the next row, work across next
51 sts 55 sts 57 sts
turn. Work over this set of sts only, increasing 1 st at armhole edge every 6th row until there are on needle
60 sts 64 sts 68 sts
Work straight until piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping, ending at armhole edge
6 1/2″ 7″ 7 1/2″

To Shape Shoulder: Bind off at the beginning of every other row
10 sts 10 sts 11 sts
4 times once twice
Bind off at the beginning of every other row
—  11 sts   12 sts
—  3 times   twice
Bind off the remaining sts for back of neck.
Attach yarn at base of piece just made and work other side to correspond.

FRONT . . . Work same as for Back to underarm.

To Shape Armholes: Bind off at the beginning of the next 2 rows
6 sts 6 sts 7 sts
Dec 1 st at both ends of every other row until there remain
96 sts 104 sts 108 sts
Inc 1 st on the next row and every 6th row thereafter until there are on needle
120 sts 128 sts 136 sts
Work without increasing until piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping, ending with a p row
6″ 6 1/2″ 7″
On next row, work across the first
49 sts 52 sts 58 sts
Bind off for neck the next
22 sts 24 sts 20 sts
Work across the remaining
49 sts 52 sts 58 sts
Work over the last set of sts only, binding off 3 sts at neck edge every other row
3 times 3 times 4 times
But,
at the Same Time,
when piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping, ending at armhole edge
6 1/2″ 7″ 7 1/4″
shape shoulder as for Back. Attach yarn to opposite side of neck edge and work other side to correspond.

LEFT POCKET . . . Starting at lower edge with Cherry, cast on 38 sts. Work straight in stockinette st (k 1 row, p 1 row) for 2 1/4 inches, ending with a purl row. Bind off 8 sts at beginning of next row, then dec 1 st at decreased edge every other row until 12 sts remain. Bind off. Make a rnd of sc all around edges, making 3 sc in each corner.

RIGHT POCKET . . . Work as for Left Pocket, using Blue and reversing all shaping.

Block all pieces to measurements. Sew underarm and shoulder seams. Make a row of sc around all edges, using matching color yarn. Sew pockets in place, having lower edges of pockets in line with lower edge of sweater. Sew in shoulder pads. Make a ch-6 buttonloop at top of right center back opening. Sew button opposite buttonloop. Make a ch-6 loop on both sides of waistline, using matching color yarn. Draw belt through loops.

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  1. Anna Harned August 21, 2010
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