Pattern: Houndstooth swing jacket

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Celebrate new season style with this gorgeous Houndstooth swing jacket by Maisie Smith, perfect for early autumn.

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SIZES

To fit: 82[86:92:97:102:107:112:117]cm (32[34:36:38:40:42:44:46]in)
Actual measurement: 86[91:97:104:111:117:124:130]cm
(34[35.75:38:41:43.75:46:48.75:51.25]in)
Length to shoulder:
56[58:60:62:64:66:68:70]cm
(22[22.75:23.5:24.5:25:26:26.75:27.5]in)
Sleeve length with cuff turned up: 40cm (15.75in)
Figures in square brackets refer to larger sizes: where there is only one set of figures this applies to all sizes.

YOU WILL NEED

Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran 100% Extra Fine Merino (approx 80m per 50g)
11[12:13:14:15:16:17:18] x 50g balls 16 Ecru (A)
2[2:3:3:3:3:4:4] x 50g balls 26 Charcoal (B)
1 pair each 4.5mm and 5mm needles
Set of 5 short 4.5mm dpns
Stitch holders
Stitch markers
3 large buttons
2 smaller buttons
Row counter
Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.

TENSION

18 sts and 24 rows to 10cm over st st using
5mm needles.
Use larger or smaller needles if necessary
to obtain correct tension.

BACK

With 4.5mm needles and B, cast on 98[104:110:116:122:128:134:140] sts.
Knit 3 rows.
Change to 5mm needles and A.
Beg with k row cont in st st.
Work 8[8:10:10:12:12:14:14] rows.
Dec row: K22[23:24:25:26:27:28:29], skpo, k to last 24[25:26:27:28:29:30:31] sts, k2tog, k22[23:24:25:26:27:28:29].
Work 7 rows.
Rep last 8 rows 8 times more and dec row again. 78[84:90:96:102:108:114:120] sts.
Work 7[9:9:11:11:13:13:15] rows.

Shape armholes

Cast off 7 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 64[70:76:82:88:94:100:106] sts.
Next row: K2, skpo, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 5[6:7:8:9:10:11:12] times more. 52[56:60:64:68:72:76:80] sts.
Cont in st st until armhole meas 19[20:21:22:23:24:25:26]cm
(7.5[8:8.25:8.75:9:9.5:9.75:10.25]in),
ending with a p row.

Shape shoulders

Cast off 7[8:8:9:9:10:10:11] sts at beg of next
2 rows and 8[8:9:9:10:10:11:11] sts at beg of foll 2 rows.
Cast off rem 22[24:26:28:30:32:34:36] sts.

POCKET LININGS (make 2)

With 5mm needles, cast on 22 sts.
Beg with k row work 12 rows in st st.
Leave these sts on a spare needle.

LEFT FRONT

With 4.5mm needles and B, cast on 59[62:65:68:71:74:77:80] sts.
Knit 3 rows.
Change to 5mm needles and A.
Row 1: K42[45:48:51:54:57:60:63], turn and work on these sts only.
Row 2: Purl.
Work a further 6[6:8:8:10:10:12:12] rows.
Dec row: K22[23:24:25:26:27:28:29], skpo, k to end.
Work 7 rows.
Dec row: K22[23:24:25:26:27:28:29], skpo, k to end.
Work 3 rows.
Divide for pocket
Next row: K19[20:21:22:23:24:25:26],
then k22 sts of pocket lining, turn, leave rem 21[23:25:27:29:31:33:35] sts on a holder.
Work 35 rows on these sts, ending with a p row.
Next row: K19[20:21:22:23:24:25:26], then cast off rem 22 sts.
Break off yarn and leave these sts on a holder.
Return to sts on first holder, rejoin yarn to next st, k to end.
Work 3 rows.
Dec row: K2, skpo, k to end.
Work 7 rows.
Rep last 8 rows 3 times more and dec row again.
Joining row: P16[18:20:22:24:26:28:30],
then p19[20:21:22:23:24:25:26] sts from spare needle.
Work 6 rows. 35[38:41:44:47:50:53:56] sts.
Dec row: K22[23:24:25:26:27:28:29], skpo, k to end.
Work 7 rows.
Rep last 8 rows once more and dec row again. 32[35:38:41:44:47:50:53] sts.
Work 7[9:9:11:11:13:13:15] rows.

Shape armhole

Next row (RS): Cast off 7 sts, k to end. 25[28:31:34:37:40:43:46] sts
Next row: Purl.
Next row: K2, skpo, k to end.
Rep last 2 rows 5[6:7:8:9:10:11:12] times more. 19[21:23:25:27:29:31:33] sts.
Work straight until armhole meas 10[10:11:11:12:12:13:13]cm
(4[4:4.25:4.25:4.75:4.75:5.25:5.25]in), ending with a WS row.

Shape neck

Dec one st at neck edge on next and 3[4:5:6:7:8:9:10] foll alt rows. 15[16:17:18:19:20:21:22] sts.
Work straight until Front meas same as Back
to shoulder, ending at armhole edge.
Shape shoulder
Next row: Cast off 7[8:8:9:9:10:10:10:11] sts,
k to end.
Work 1 row.
Cast off rem 8[8:9:9:10:10:11:11] sts.

RIGHT FRONT

With 4.5mm needles and B, cast on 59[62:65:68:71:74:77:80] sts.
Knit 3 rows.
Change to 5mm needles and A.
Row 1: K17, leave these sts on a holder, k to end. 42[45:48:51:54:57:60:63] sts.
Row 2: Purl.
Work a further 6[6:8:8:10:10:12:12] rows.
Dec row: K to last 24[25:26:27:28:29:30:31] sts, k2tog, k22[23:24:25:26:27:28:29].
Work 7 rows.
Dec row: K to last 24[25:26:27:28:29:30:31] sts, k2tog, k22[23:24:25:26:27:28:29].
Work 3 rows.
Divide for pocket
Next row: K21[23:25:27:29:31:33:35] turn, leave rem 19[20:21:22:23:24:25:26] sts on a holder.
Work 3 rows.
Dec row: K to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
Work 7 rows.
Rep last 8 rows 3 times more and dec row again.
Break off yarn and leave these sts on a holder.
Next row: K22 sts of pocket lining, then k19[20:21:22:23:24:25:26] sts from holder.
Work 35 rows on these sts, ending with a p row.
Next row: Cast off 22 sts, k to end.
Joining row: P19[20:21:22:23:24:25:26],
then p16[18:20:22:24:26:28:30] sts from spare needle.
Work 6 rows. 35[38:41:44:47:50:53:56] sts.
Dec row: K to last 24[25:26:27:28:29:30:31] sts, k2tog, k22[23:24:25:26:27:28:29].
Work 7 rows.
Rep last 8 rows once more and dec row again. 30[33:36:39:42:45:48:51] sts.
Work 8[10:10:12:12:14:14:16] rows.
Dec row: K22[23:24:25:26:27:28:29], skpo, k to end.
Work 7 rows.
Rep last 8 rows once more and dec row again. 32[35:38:41:44:47:50:53] sts.
Work 7[9:9:11:11:13:13:15] rows.

Shape armhole

Next row (RS): Cast off 7 sts, k to end. 25[28:31:34:37:40:43:46] sts
Next row: Purl.
Next row: K2, skpo, k to end.
Rep last 2 rows 5[6:7:8:9:10:11:12] times more. 19[21:23:25:27:29:31:33] sts.
Work straight until armhole meas 10[10:11:11:12:12:13:13]cm
(4[4:4.25:4.25:4.75:4.75:5.25:5.25]in),
ending with a WS row.

Shape neck

Dec one st at neck edge on next and 3[4:5:6:7:8:9:10] foll alt rows. 15[16:17:18:19:20:21:22] sts.
Work straight until Front meas same as Back
to shoulder, ending at armhole edge.
Shape shoulder
Next row: Cast off 7[8:8:9:9:10:10:10:11] sts, k to end.
Work 1 row.
Cast off rem 8[8:9:9:10:10:11:11] sts.

RIGHT FRONT

With 4.5mm needles and B, cast on 59[62:65:68:71:74:77:80] sts.
Knit 3 rows.
Change to 5mm needles and A.
Row 1: K17, leave these sts on a holder, k to end. 42[45:48:51:54:57:60:63] sts.
Row 2: Purl.
Work a further 6[6:8:8:10:10:12:12] rows.
Dec row: K to last 24[25:26:27:28:29:30:31] sts, k2tog, k22[23:24:25:26:27:28:29].
Work 7 rows.
Dec row: K to last 24[25:26:27:28:29:30:31] sts, k2tog, k22[23:24:25:26:27:28:29].
Work 3 rows.
Divide for pocket
Next row: K21[23:25:27:29:31:33:35] turn, leave rem 19[20:21:22:23:24:25:26] sts on a holder.
Work 3 rows.
Dec row: K to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
Work 7 rows.
Rep last 8 rows 3 times more and dec row again.
Break off yarn and leave these sts on a holder.
Next row: K22 sts of pocket lining, then k19[20:21:22:23:24:25:26] sts from holder.
Work 35 rows on these sts, ending with a p row.
Next row: Cast off 22 sts, k to end.
Joining row: P19[20:21:22:23:24:25:26],
then p16[18:20:22:24:26:28:30] sts from spare needle.
Work 6 rows. 35[38:41:44:47:50:53:56] sts.
Dec row: K to last 24[25:26:27:28:29:30:31] sts, k2tog, k22[23:24:25:26:27:28:29].
Work 7 rows.
Rep last 8 rows once more and dec row again. 30[33:36:39:42:45:48:51] sts.
Work 8[10:10:12:12:14:14:16] rows.

Shape armhole

Next row (WS): Cast off 7 sts, p to end. 25[28:31:34:37:40:43:46] sts.
Next row: K to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 5[6:7:8:9:10:11:12] times more. 19[21:23:25:27:29:31:33] sts.
Work straight until armhole meas 10[10:11:11:12:12:13:13]cm
(4[4:4.25:4.25:4.75:4.75:5.25:5.2.25]in), ending with a WS row.

Shape neck

Dec one st at neck edge on next and 3[4:5:6:7:8:9:10] foll alt rows. 15[16:17:18:19:20:21:22] sts.
Work straight until Front meas same as Back to shoulder, ending at armhole edge.

Shape shoulder

Next row: Cast off 7[8:8:9:9:10:10:10:11] sts, p to end.
Work 1 row.
Cast off rem 8[8:9:9:10:10:11:11] sts.

SLEEVES

With 4.5mm needles and B, cast on 38[41:44:47:50:53:56:59] sts.
Knit 3 rows.
Change to 5mm needles and A.
Knit 1 row.
Work in patt.
Row 1 (WS): With A, p to end.
Row 2: With B, k3, (sl1, k2), to last 2 sts, sl1, k1.
Row 3: With B, p to end.
Row 4: With A, k1, (sl1, k2), sl1, k3.
These 4 rows form patt and are rep throughout.
Work a further 20 rows.
Mark each end of last row with a coloured thread or marker.
Cont in A.
Beg with a k row, work in st st.
Work 2 rows.
Inc row: K3, m1, k to last 3 sts, m1, k3.
Work 9 rows.
Rep last 10 rows 7 times more and inc row again. 56[59:62:65:68:71:74:77] sts.
Cont straight until sleeve meas 40cm (15.75in) from markers, ending with a p row.

Shape sleeve top

Cast off 7 sts st beg of next 2 rows. 42[45:48:51:54:57:60:63] sts.
Next row: K2, skpo, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
Work 3 rows.
Rep last 4 rows 3 times more. 34[37:40:43:46:49:52:55] sts.
Next row: K2, skpo, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
Work 1 row.
Rep last 2 rows until row until 20[21:22:23:24:25:26:27] sts rem.
Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Cast off.

POCKET EDINGS (both alike)

With RS facing, using 4.5mm needles and B, pick up and k26 sts along row ends of pocket opening.
Knit 2 rows.
Cast off.

LEFT FRONT BAND

With RS facing, using 5mm needles and A, cast on one st, m1, then k17 sts from holder. 19 sts.
Work in patt.
Row 1 (WS): With A, p to end.
Row 2: With B, k5, (sl1, k2) 4 times, to last 2 sts, sl1, k1.
Row 3: With B, p to end.
Row 4: With A, k3, (sl1, k2) 4 times, sl1, k3.
These 4 rows form patt and are rep throughout.
Work straight until band fits up Left Front to neck shaping, ending with a Row 3.
Leave these sts on a holder.
Mark the position for 3 buttons on Left Front band – the first 4 rows below neck shaping, the second 7cm (2.75in) below first and the third 14cm (5.5in) below first. Work buttonholes to match markers as folls:
Buttonhole Row 1: P to last 10 sts, p2tog, y2rn, p2tog, p6.
Buttonhole Row 2: Patt to end, working twice into y2rn.

RIGHT FRONT BAND

With RS facing, using 5mm needles and A,
sl 17 sts from holder onto needle, m1,
then cast on one st. 19 sts.
Work in patt.
Row 1 (WS): With A, p to end.
Row 2: With B, k1, (sl1, k2) 4 times, to last 6 sts, sl1, k5.
Row 3: With B, p to end.
Row 4: With A, k3, (sl1, k2) 4 times, sl1, k3.
These 4 rows form patt and are rep throughout.
Working buttonholes to match markers cont straight until band fits up Right Front to neck shaping, ending with a 3rd row.
Leave these sts on a holder.

COLLAR

Join shoulder seams.
With RS facing, using 4.5mm needles and A, sl first 12 sts from right front onto a holder, k5, k2tog, pick up and k17[19:19:21:21:23:23:25] sts evenly up Right Side of neck, cast on 34[36:36:38:38:40:40:42] sts, pick up and k17[19:19:21:21:23:23:25] sts down Left Side of neck skpo, k5 sts from Left Front holder, leave rem 12 sts on holder. 80[86:86:92:92:98:98:104] sts.
Beg with a p row, work in st st.
Next 2 rows: Work to last 25 sts, turn.
Next 2 rows: Work to last 21 sts, turn.
Next 2 rows: Work to last 17 sts, turn.
Next 2 rows: Work to last 13 sts, turn.
Next 2 rows: Work to last 9 sts, turn.
Next 2 rows: Purl.
Next row: Knit.
Change to 5mm needles.
Work in patt.
Row 1 (WS): With A, p to end.
Row 2: With B, k3, (sl1, k2) 4 times, to last 2 sts, sl1, k1.
Row 3: With B, p to end.
Row 4: With A, k1, (sl1, k2) 4 times, sl1, k3.
These 4 rows form patt and are rep throughout.
Work a further 18 rows, ending with a 2nd row, do not turn.
Using a 4.5mm dpn, pick up and k15 sts down row ends of collar.
Leave these sts on needles.
Using a second 4.5mm dpn, and a short length of B, pick up and k15 sts down row ends of opposite end of collar.
Leave these sts on needle.

Edging

With RS facing, using third 4.5mm dpn and B, k12 sts from holder, using 4th dpn, p15, then using a ‘normal’ needle, p80[86:86:92:92:98:98:104] sts of collar, using 5th dpn, p15, using empty dpn, k12 from right front holder.
Using dpns at ends of collar, cont as folls:
Row 1: K12, p2tog, p13, m1, p80[86:86:92:92:98:98:104], m1, p13,
p2tog, k12.
Row 2: K10, k2tog, p15, m1, p80[86:86:92:92:98:98:104], m1, p15, skpo, k10.
Cast off.

LEFT FRONT EDGING

With RS facing, using 4.5mm needles and A, pick up and k88[91:91:94:94:97:97:100] sts evenly down Left Front edge.
Knit 1 row.
Next row: K2, yf, k2tog, k to end.
Cast off.

RIGHT FRONT EDGING

With RS facing, using 4.5mm needles and A, pick up and k88[91:91:94:94:97:97:100] sts evenly up Right Front edge.
Knit 1 row.
Next row: K to last 4 sts, k2tog, yf, k2.
Cast off.

TO FINISH OFF

Join side and sleeve seams.
Sew sleeves into armholes, easing to fit.
Sew down pocket linings and pocket edgings. Sew on buttons.

 

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  • Date 20th June 2016
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