Vintage Knits for Barbie – A Mohair Jacket

Materials
Deluxe Mohair, about 1/2 oz. beige (B)
small amount white (W) for collar.
Knitting needles No. 1
Or English size 12)
Three small snaps.
Five white seed beads





GAUGE: 6 sts. = 1″; 9 rows = 1″

BODY: Beg at lower edge with B, cast on 40 sts.
Ribbing – Rows 1 and 3 (right side): k 2 for front band, then work in ribbing of p 1, k 1 to last 2 sts, k 2 for front band
Rows 2 and 4 : k 2, work in ribbing of k 1, p 1 to to last 2 sts, k2
Keeping garter st bands at each end, work in stockinette st (k 1 row, p 1 row) until piece is 2 ¼ “ from bottom, end right side. Turn





DIVIDE WORK: K 2, p 7 (left front), bind off next 4 sts (underarm), p 14 sts (back), bind off next 4 sts (underarm), p 7; last 2 sts, k 2 (right front). Turn.

RIGHT FRONT ARMHOLE OPENING: Work back and forth on first 9 sts for 1″ same as body of sweater, leaving other stitches on needle, end at front edge

SHAPE NECK: NEXT ROW: Bind off 4 sts at beg of front edge, finish row.
Work 2 rows even on 5 sts.
Bind off.

BACK ARMHOLE OPENINGS: From right side, join B in first st of back. Work in stockinette st on 14 sts until armholes measure same as right front. Bind off.





LEFT FRONT ARMHOLE OPENING: From right side, join yarn at armhole of left front, work as for right front.

SLEEVES: Work both sleeves at once with separate balls of B yarn cast on 10 sts for each sleeve.
Work in ribbing of k 1, p 1 for 4 rows, inc 3 sts evenly spaced across last row of each. Work in stockinette st until 3″ from bottom. Bind off.

FINISHING: Weave shoulder seams. Weave sleeve seams. Weave in sleeves with seams at center of underarm sts. Steam-press lightly.

COLLAR: From wrong side with W, pick up 26 sts across neck edge. (K 1 row1 P 1 row) for 10 rows.
K 2 rows (garter st). Bind off loosely in k. Turn collar down to right side of jacket; tack points of collar to fronts ½ “ from each front edge. Close fronts with three snaps. Sew 5 seed beads evenly spaced on right front band.

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  1. Magda August 10, 2013

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