Louisianna Jacket Knitting Pattern
Here is a fabulous showstopper of a garment! The jacket has a wonderful curved shape with a stunning cabled edge and is finished off along the lower hem with a 10 cm long fringe (can be omitted). The jacket has a small amount of positive ease making it a loose fitting and incredible comfortable garment. The sleeves are wide and 3/4 length complimenting the shape of the jacket perfectly.
The Louisianna Jacket is an intricate and interesting knit using short row shaping to create the curved front edges. It incorporates cabling techniques as well as moss stitch and an unexpected unraveling to create the fringe! The main body of the jacket is knitted all in one with cable edge and fringe at the same time, eliminating the need for side seams and the sleeves are worked flat and bottom up.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL)
To fit bust (your actual bust measurement):
73 (83, 93, 102.5, 112) cm.
29 (33, 37, 41, 44) “.
Yarn: Worsted/Aran weight yarn, approx 77m/50g. Sample made using Purl Alpaca Designs 100% pure alpaca Medium yarn, 77m/50g: 10 (11, 12, 13, 14) balls.
Tension: 15 sts and 22 rows to 10cm square using 5.5 mm needles measured over Stocking Stitch after light steaming.
Needles: Knitted on 5.5mm straight needles (although circular needles are recommended for the body due to the number of stitches)
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.
Notions: 5.5mm cable needle, darning needle for sewing up.