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June 7

Stitchcraft Freebie: Double Collar Double Chic

I know it’s nearing summer and perhaps the last thing you want/need is a tailored jacket pattern.  But Anne was kind enough to request it, so who am I to say no.  :)

Click on the following link to download the free pdf: Double Collar Double Chic Pattern.

This pattern is from the January 1937 edition of Stitchcraft.  I have to admit, this pattern isn’t something I’d knit for myself since ribbing never goes well for me.  The styling of the garment however is wonderful and the model is so pretty.  Her tilt hat, clutch and gloves are a wonderful to this cardigan/jacket.

Perfect for golf and country occasions in general, this well-shaped jacket.  The original is in oatmeal flecked with bits of yellow and orange and brown – very good with a brown skirt and hat.  Buttons of natural wood are a correctly informal finishing touch.

This pattern calls for a 4-ply fingering weight yarn with a tension of 6.5 sts to an inch measured over the double moss-stitch stated in the pattern.  The directions state that this gauge is achieved with a US sized 5 (or 3.75 mm) knitting needle which sounds just about like a sport weight yarn.

This pattern is written for a 32-34 inch bust, but I would think it could be easily made larger by either going up a knitting needle size (with either the same yarn or a dk weight).  But what I would personally do would be to add in another ribbing section at each side seam as needed, following the original stitch pattern.

That’s it guys.  Just a short and sweet post with this new pattern for Anne.

Update:

I nearly forgot, I’ve added a bunch of patterns up onto Ravelry for easy access.  I still don’t have all of them up there, but you can now search for my name and find the ones I already have posted up if you need to link to them.

Hope you all have a great weekend and if there’s a specific type of pattern you want to see, don’t hesitate to ask.

  1. Anne / Jun 12 2013

    Planning to knit this in lambswool and cashmere spun locally (here in Scotland) by JC Rennie for Autumn. Will point my customers your way when I get the lovely comments…..thanks for sharing.

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