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Ever Warm, Ever Cozy, Ever Green jacket


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This is my go-to jacket for fall and winter! Knit with a bulky alpaca-wool blend, this zipped, shawl-collared jacket is a fun knit with its lazy braided cables, seed-stitch background and an original cable-stitch welt pattern. The jacket has an over-sized silhouette. Charts and written directions for each of the stitch patters are included in this design. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY i-cord BO cables working in the round (sleeves) GAUGE Gauge (please work one swatch for seed stitch and one of the braid panel; once you have bound-off the swatches, wash and block and then measure: 3.5 sts x 6 rws = 1" in seed stitch Braid panel (21sts x 12rws) = 4" wide x 2-1/2" SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS pattern includes size XS (36) - 3X (60) finished chest

Recommended with this pattern

  • mc: 1000 (1000, 1100, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1500), yards 70%wool, 30% superfine alpaca (bulky weight) - dark green
  • cc: 110 yards 70%wool, 30% superfine alpaca (bulky weight) - navy blue
  • US #10 circular needles (20-24" cable length)

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By Hand, With Heart
By Hand, With Heart
Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy yarns back then. Knitting and designing were my constant activities throughout undergrad, grad school and family life until, in 1997, I finally went professional and established By Hand, With Heart ... traditional hand-knit designs with a modern twist. I now create designs for various knitwear outlets (including published designs in Knitters, INKnitters, Cast On), custom knit original designs, and self-publish my own patterns . I maintain a website ( where I discuss my work, my finds (reviewing books and supplies) and suggestions for teaching everyone this age-old art. I particularly love teaching all aspects of knitting ... from beginner to expert, from learning to read charts to designing your own. On most Saturdays, you can find me working at my LYS, Dog House Yarns in Culpeper. I am the exclusive designer for the cashmere-farm, Spring Gate Farm, located in Barboursville, VA. I earned an MBA from the College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA) in 1988 and a BA in Print Journalism from Gonzaga University (Spokane, Washington) in 1983. I continue with my knitting education by attending seminars, voraciously reading all knitting books, magazines, and websites, and constantly honing my practical knitting skills. I was an active member of the Association of Knitwear Designers (which shut down, unfortunately). I am married, have 5 children (10 to 23 yrs) and keep busy homeschooling, working on the computer, writing articles, and knitting, knitting, knitting in rural Virginia. In 2008, a book I wrote was published "Great Yarns for the Close-Knit Family: over two dozen hand-knit designs inspired by a dozen fantastic family read-alouds"; a year later, another book I wrote hit the bookstores, "In His Image: Nurturing Creativity in the Heart of Your Home" (both are available on Amazon and other book outlets)..