Classic Designs for the Modern Knitter

Home & Away: Moto Jacket

I designed this jacket last spring and love it SO much, it had to be included in Home & Away.  Garment versatility is a wonderful thing, and this piece has it!  This sweater can be worn three different ways: draped open, partially buttoned up with a wide collar or buttoned all the way up with a sculptural collar.

The pictured sweater from this book is knitted seamless from the top down. If you prefer seamed knits, a second set of instructions is included to knit the cardigan in pieces.This will yield the same result. For more on why you might choose one construction method over the other, see page 40 of Home & Away!

In both versions, the collar, button band and buttonhole band are picked up and knitted last.

If you are in-between sizes, I suggest sizing up for this design. When choosing your size it is always a good idea to check your actual body measurements against all the measurements given in the pattern schematic.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest circumference: 33 (36, 39, 42, 45) [48, 51, 54, 57]" / 84 (91.5, 99, 106.5, 114.5)[122, 129.5, 137, 145] cm

Shown in size 33" / 84 cm with 0.5" / 1.5 cm of negative ease. 

YARN

8 (9, 10, 10, 11)[12, 13, 14, 15] skeins Quince & Co. Chickadee (100% wool; 181 yd / 166 m per 50 g skein) in Storm OR 1375 (1500, 1650, 1800, 1925)[2100, 2225, 2400, 2575] yd / 1250 (1375, 1500, 1625, 1750)[1900, 2050, 2200, 2350] m of dk weight yarn

NEEDLES

US 5 / 3.75 mm:

32" / 80 cm circular needle

set of double-pointed needles

Or size needed to obtain gauge.

NOTIONS

Stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, locking stitch markers, tapestry needle, 11 (11, 11, 11, 12)[12, 13, 13, 13] 0.5" / 13 mm buttons, sewing needle and thread

GAUGE

24 sts and 32 rows = 4" / 10 cm in St st 

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