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Cropped Swing Jacket to Knit K2.36

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cropped Swing Jacket to Knit K2.36
Cropped Swing Jacket to Knit K2.36
Cropped Swing Jacket to Knit K2.36
Cropped Swing Jacket to Knit K2.36

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl

Pattern Description:

Swing into a little knitting action and create this charming jacket! Shaped from the top down, it is cropped and has a generous flare that is flattering to all body types. The rolled collar is worked in reverse stocking stitch, imparting a little raised definition. The three-quarter length sleeves are knitted on circular needles from the shoulder downward with a shaping that complements the jacket body. Knit in a worsted weight yarn, this is a project that moves along briskly-- in order to be ready for just about year-round wear.


In Stocking stitch, 10 sts and 12 rows = 2" (5cm).

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS, finished chest 30" (76cm)
  • S, finished chest 34" (86.5cm)
  • M, finished chest 38" (96.5cm)
  • L, finished chest 42" (106.5cm)
  • XL, finished chest 46" (117cm)
  • XXL, finished chest 50" (127cm)


  • Worsted-weight yarn, 770 yds (705m) - 1115 yds (1020m)
  • Size 6 (3mm) circular needles
  • Size 6 (3mm) double-pointed needles
  • Size 8 (5mm) circular needles
  • Size 8 (5mm) double-pointed needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle (blunt point) for finishing
  • Stitch holders
  • Stitch markers
  • 3 oval buttons, 1-1/8" x 3/8" (3 x 1cm)