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Autumn Leaves Jacket

from Jenny Snedeker Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Autumn Leaves Jacket
Autumn Leaves Jacket
Autumn Leaves Jacket

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • picking up stitches
  • simple color changes
  • kitchener stitch
  • simple basic embroidery

Pattern Description:

I'd have to say that the colors of the yarn inspired this sweater; the soft, fall colors reminded me of walking through the woods with the leaves swirling down. I wanted it to be a jacket that could be worn during the changing of the seasons so I knit it at a tighter gauge than usual. I am a big advocate of personalizing things that I make, and I wanted to give others a chance to make this design their own. I left the sweater plain for the most part, so that the detail could be added later, with embroidery, as the knitter desires.

First Published in Petite Purls Fall 2009 Issue

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23 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in St st on larger size needles before washing and blocking
21 sts and 31 rows = 4 inches in St st on larger size needles after washing and blocking
Note: Ultra Alpaca relaxes after washing and blocking. Pattern calculations are based on the post-washing gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • sizes: Newborn, 3, 6-12, 18, 24, 36 months
  • Shown in 24 months FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Chest: 17.25 (20.5, 21.75, 22.75, 24, 26) inches Length: 7 (8.5, 9.75, 10.5, 11.5, 12.5) inches


  • 25 yds each of 4 contrasting colors
  • US #4/3.5mm 24 inch circular needle and dpns (set of 4) US #5/3.75mm 24 inch circular needle and dpns (set of 4) or sizes needed to obtain gauge
  • worsted weight wool or alpaca yarn to give desired gauge
  • I used: Berroco Ultra Alpaca [50% Peruvian Wool, 50% Super Fine Alpaca; 215 yds/198 meters per 3.5 ounce/100 gram hank]; #6279 Potting Soil Mix [MC]; 2 skeins ; #6281 Redwood Mix [CC1]; 25 yards; #6280 Mahogany Mix [CC2]; 25 yards; #6253 Dijon [CC3]; 25 yards; #6275 Pea Soup Mix [CC4]; 25 yards

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • yarn needle
  • 4 to 6, 1/2" buttons

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