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Farm Twist Jacket

This is an ode to cables, boxy sweaters, cropped jackets and women of all ages and sizes and shapes. 
This pattern took a lot of work for Joji Locatelli to both knit and to design. In her mind, Jjoin wanted to have a cable running down the shoulder with a lot of cascading stitches, slowly transforming into vines and bobbles and branches… 
But as she was knitting her own sample, she realized that when grading this pattern to her usual size range she would have to treat each shoulder and each size differently, so as this is an all-over cabled jacket, it would need more cables and different arrangements for the larger sizes. Therefore each size would require different instructions, since the whole body is knit in one piece. 
To be honest, writing it probably took longer than knitting it… But it was absolutely worth it.

Because the instructions are so detailed and so long, Joji had to spread the instructions in 2 separate pdfs: One for the smaller sizes and one for the larger sizes.

XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
The instructions are provided in 2 different pdfs:

  • 1 pdf contains the directions for sizes XS to L
  • The other pdf contains the directions for sizes XL to 5XL. Recommended ease: 6-8 inches (15-20) of positive ease around the bust. No ease around the upper arm. Shown in size M on a 36” (90 cm) bust.

Bust circumference: 36 (40¾, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68) inches; 90 (102, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170) cm. 
Upper sleeve circumference: 11¼ (12, 12¾, 14, 15¼, 16, 18, 19¼, 20) inches; 28 (30, 32, 35, 38, 40, 45, 48, 50) cm. 
More measurements provided in the pattern in detail.

Yarn: approx. 1125 (1237, 1350, 1462, 1575, 1687, 1800, 1912, 2025) yards 1030 (1133, 1236, 1339, 1442, 1545, 1648, 1751, 1854)m of DK weight yarn.

US 6 (4 mm) and US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles, at least 24” long. 
Cable needle, stitch markers (at least 20 of them in different styles), waste yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle. 
7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11) buttons, approx. 5/8” wide.

22.5 sts and 30 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in Cable patterns after blocking on US 6 (4 mm) needles. 
For reference, this yarn gives a gauge of 20 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) on the same needles when worked in stockinette stitch.

Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Knitters should be familiar with cables, though an expert level of experience with them is certainly not needed!
Instructor Name:

Farm Twist Jacket

$ 52.00
Includes instruction only