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Hooded Swing Jacket to Knit K2.25

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Hooded Swing Jacket to Knit K2.25
Hooded Swing Jacket to Knit K2.25
Hooded Swing Jacket to Knit K2.25

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl

Pattern Description:

Three button jacket, with hood or collar, is knitted in one piece with shoulder seams.

Fitted sleeves are worked from shoulder to cuff with optional short rows at shoulder.

Jacket is wider at the hem for unrestricted movement.

This is an easy project to make without shoulder short row shaping; with shoulder shaping the skill level is intermediate - instructions for both included.


6 sts and 6 garter st ridges = 2" (5cm).

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS, finished chest 32" (81cm)
  • S, finished chest 36" (91cm)
  • M, finished chest 40" (102cm)
  • L, finished chest 44" (112cm)
  • XL, finished chest 48" (122cm)
  • XXL, finished chest 52" (132cm)


  • Chunky yarn, 850 yds (780m) - 1410 yds (1290m)
  • Size 11 (8mm) circular needles, 29" (74cm) long
  • Size 11 (8mm) double-pointed needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle (blunt point) for finishing
  • 4 stitch holders
  • Stitch markers
  • 3 buttons, 1" (2.5cm) diameter OR 3 toggles, 5/8" (1.5cm) diameter toggles plus 3 flat support buttons for inside