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Jennifer Wood designs for Wood House Knits. She taught herself to knit 10 years ago and loved it so much she began designing her own patterns. It has been wonderful outlet for her creative energy. ...

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Balsam Jacket

from Wood House Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Balsam Jacket
Balsam Jacket
Balsam Jacket
Balsam Jacket
Balsam Jacket
Balsam Jacket

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit stitch
  • purl stitch
  • k2tog
  • k3tog

Pattern Description:

I was wanting to design a sweater jacket that could be worn by itself in the fall or under a coat in the winter. So I designed this fitted jacket that has enough ease to be comfortable but fitted enough to work under a coat. I love this top down construction with short-row shaping and set in sleeves that I learned from Barbara Walker's Knitting From The Top. It allows for the elegant look of a sweater made in pieces without having to mess with seams. It requires only a few stitches be picked up (a big plus in my book) and you can try it on for size as you knit it. I found the Daisy Stitch also in one of Barbara Walker's books, A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, and thought it would be perfect for a touch of whimsical detailing on the jacket. In the notes of the pattern I added links that give examples for the construction of the jacket and the Provisional Cast on method that I used.


10 sts and 16 rows in 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch.