I am so excited to be releasing my newest pattern, a retro double-breasted cardigan called Jacqueline! I think the inspiration for the name is pretty obvious – I was definitely going for a vintage Jackie O look.
The body and sleeves of Jacqueline are knitted from the bottom up and joined at the underarms to work a traditional raglan yoke. A turned hem is worked at the bottom of the sleeves and body to create a clean edge. Twisted ribbing travels up the front of the sweater and six buttons make the closure. A fold-over collar (worked seamlessly from the body) gives a sweet and cozy finish to the sweater. Three-quarter length sleeves make this a fall appropriate garment, but could easily be lengthened for colder weather.
The pattern is offered in nine sizes, ranging from a finished bust measurement of 32 to 64 inches. The sweater was designed to be worn with 2″ of positive ease at the bust. Jacqueline calls for a worsted or aran weight yarn and I used Lorna’s Laces Worsted Solid in Pine for mine. The required gauge is 18 sts/24 rows per 4″ in Stockinette stitch and 24 sts/24 rows per 4″ in twisted 1×1 rib. At such a large gauge, this sweater knits up very quickly!
The pattern is available for 6.50 (USD) as a download in my Ravelry Store or through Paypal. Just click below!
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