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A sport-weight yarn and exciting pattern make this a jacket for all seasons! Wear it on a chilly Summer night, as outerwear in the Spring or Fall and as an indoor long suit jacket on cold Winter days.
Jacket is worked from the bottom up, each diamond decreases by two stitches every layer, creating a slight flare at the bottom. At the armholes the fronts and backs are separated.
Once the shoulders are joined the sleeves are worked out from the shoulder to the cuff in the same manner as the jacket, decreasing every layer (every other row of diamonds) until the desired sleeve length is reached. Stitches are picked up along the fronts and around the neck edge and worked in garter stitch for several rows to finish the jacket.
6.25 sts x 7 rows = 1" on larger needle
Taught to crochet by a family friend at age 7, I didn't take up knitting until I was 25 and then I did so with a passion and a vengeance!