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Gossamer Jacket to Knit K2.57

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Gossamer Jacket to Knit K2.57
Gossamer Jacket to Knit K2.57
Gossamer Jacket to Knit K2.57
Gossamer Jacket to Knit K2.57

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl

Pattern Description:

This light-as-a-feather, one piece, top-down jacket has a roll collar and gently gathered sleeve caps; sleeves are gathered at the wrist-length cuff.

The seed stitch band around the edge of the jacket is worked with the body of the garment and the hem is curved at the front with optional short rows, as are the sleeves at the shoulder. Without short rows this garment is easy.


With larger needle, 8 sts and 10 rows = 2" (5cm) in St st.

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)


  • Laceweight mohair yarn, 725 yds (665m) - 1185 yds (1085m)
  • Circular and dpn size 9 (5.5mm), circular size 8 (5mm)

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle (blunt point) for finishing
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Swedish Yarn Sandnes Garn Silk Mohair