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Lightweight Jacket to Knit K2.26

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lightweight Jacket to Knit K2.26
Lightweight Jacket to Knit K2.26
Lightweight Jacket to Knit K2.26
Lightweight Jacket to Knit K2.26

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl

Pattern Description:

You will want to make this in more than one color when you discover how indispensable it is for every aspect of your life. Knit in one piece, with sleeves worked in the round from shoulder to cuff, it requires almost no sewing-- unless you count the button. Starting at the bottom edge, the stocking stitch does its own thing and creates a rolled body and arm hem. The collar is worked in reverse stocking stitch for extra emphasis and texture. Dress it up, dress it down, take it on the town, we guarantee you will love this one, as well as the many options it provides.


5 sts and 6 rows = 1" (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)


  • Sport alpaca, 750 yds (685m) - 1220 yds (1115m)
  • Size 6 (4mm) circular needles, 29" (74cm) long
  • Size 6 (4mm) double-pointed needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle (blunt point) for finishing
  • 4 stitch holders
  • Stitch markers
  • One lightweight button, 1" (2.5cm) in diameter
  • One flat support button for inside