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I've been driven to create for as long as I can remember. Although I'm concentrating on knitting right now, I also love to sew, weave, and crochet.

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Jailbird Jacket

from getoffmylawndesigns.com
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Jailbird Jacket
Jailbird Jacket
Jailbird Jacket
Jailbird Jacket
Jailbird Jacket
Jailbird Jacket

Pattern Description:

Jailbird is a lightweight zippered a-line jacket with roomy pockets, shaped hood, ridge details, and rolled edges. The center front is steeked to make room for a zipper, allowing you to knit stockinette in the round for everything but the hood. (Alternate instructions are given
for knitting flat, with no steek.) Never done a steek before? Afraid of sewing? Especially zippers? No worries. Jailbird includes full directions, schematics, and photo tutorials for all this scary stuff you haven't tried because you were afraid you'd mess it up.

Skills you will need: knitting in the round, basic increases and decreases, mattress stitch, and grafting stitches. All other unfamiliar techniques will be covered.


28 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) To fit bust : 32 (34,37 41,45,50) inches (shown in size 34")


  • 1050(1150,1250,1350,1475,1600) yds of fingering weight yarn in main color (mc) 400(475,525,575,625,700) yds fingering weight yarn in a contrasting color (cc)
  • circular needle sizes 2 1?2 (3 mm) & 3 (3.25 mm) in 16" and 32" lengths
  • separating zipper*
  • sewing thread to match
  • 4 stitch markers
  • 1 1?2 yards of ribbon, 1?2 - 5/8 inch wide
  • zipper foot for sewing machine**
  • before buying a zipper, I HIGHLY recommend washing and blocking the piece first. Custom ykk zippers can be ordered through zipperstop.com. **zipper could also be handsewn