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Hi, I'm Katie Canavan, a textile artist and designer who lives & works in Los Angeles. After watching my mom make quilts, I took a quilting class at age 8. The year was 1992 and I haven't stopped ...

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Julep Jacket

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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast On
  • Short Rows
  • Cast Off
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Bow Stitch
  • Finishing

Pattern Description:

As temperatures start to warm up, I find myself shirking off my heavy coat as soon as possible. This wool jacket is perfect for that in between time when it's too cold to go without a jacket but too warm for a winter coat. It's checkered with tiny bows, with a relaxed blouse-y shape and elbow length sleeves. Perfect for a picnic or a baseball game on a Spring day!

This jacket is worked from the bottom-up, starting with the bow stitch body. After knitting each sleeve separately, you join them to the body and work raglan decreases. After knitting the front bands, you return to the bottom of the piece to add a turned band, and then finish with the neat little collar. Each edge is finished like a pro!


22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Bow Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 32 (36, 40, 44)" bust circumference.


  • Needles: Size 5 (3.75 mm): 30" circular (cir) & DPNs. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
  • Yarn: Unplanned Peacock Superwash Merino DK, 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 230yds/100g: 4 (5, 5, 6) skeins in Grass.
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Swish DK, 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 123yds/50g: 8 (9, 10, 12) skeins in Amethyst Heather.

You Will Also Need:

  • Notions: Stitch markers (M), tapestry needle, large snap, sewing thread to match.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Unplanned Peacock Studio Superwash Merino DK, Knit Picks Swish DK


Grass, Amethyst Heather

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