Loop Jacket Pattern #736-10

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Directions are for Size 10. Changes for Sizes 12, 14 and 16 are in parentheses.

Columbia-Minerva Knitting Worsted (4 oz skein) - 3(3-4-4) skeins
Columbia - Minerva Calypso Germantown Knitting Worsted (2 or 4 oz skein) - 12(14-16-18) ozs

1  "Boye" aluminum crochet hook "H" (Size 6), 1 "Boye" steel crochet hook Size 0 and one "Boye" knit­ting needle Size 15 or ⅜-inch diameter rod

Gauge: Loop Stitch with Size H hook - 3½ sts to 1 inch; 7 rows to 2 inches

BACK: With Size H hook ch 53(57-61-65). Row 1: Hold knitting needle at back of work with point toward the right, starting in 2nd ch from hook, * with yarn over knitting needle, draw yarn from under needle through st forming a loop, yo and through the 2 loops on hook, repeat from * sliding knitting needle along the 52(56-60-64) sts, ch 1, turn. Row 2: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn. Repeat these 2 rows for pat. Work in pat, inc'ing 1 sc each side every 2 inches 3 times - 58(62-66-70) sts. Work until back measures 8½(8½-9-9) inches. Armholes: * Work to last 2(2-3-3) sts, ch 1, turn, repeat from * once more. Dec 1 st at each side every other row twice - 50(54-56-60) sts. Work until armholes measure 8½(8½-9-9) inches. Shoulders: * Work to last 4 sts, ch 1, turn. Repeat from * 5(7-5-5) times more. Sizes 10, 14 and 16 only * work to last 3(5-6) sts, ch 1, turn. Repeat from * once more. All Sizes: 20(22-22-24) sts rem for back of neck. Break yarn and fasten.

LEFT FRONT: Ch 34(36-38-40). Starting in 2nd ch from hook, work in loop st pat on the 33(35-37-39) sts. Inc 1 st at side edge every 1 inch 6 times - 39(41-43-45) sts. Work until front measures same as back to underarm. Armhole: Work to last 3(3-4-4) sts at side edge. Dec 1 st at same edge every other row 4 times. Work until front edge measures 15(15-16-16) inches. Neck: Work to last 12(13-13-14) sts at front edge, turn. Dec 1 st at same edge every row 5 times. Work until armhole measures same as on back. Shoulder: Work to last 5 sts at armhole edge twice, leaving rem'ing 5(6-7-8) sts. Break yarn and fasten. Place markers for 3 buttons, having first marker 2 inches above lower edge and 3rd marker 3½ inches below neck.

RIGHT FRONT: Work to correspond to Left Front, reversing the shaping and working buttonholes op­posite markers as follows: Starting at front edge, work 3 sts, ch 4, skip 4 sts, work to end of row. Next row work 4 sc over ch-4.

SLEEVES: Ch 69(69-73-73). Starting in 2nd ch from hook, work in loop st pat on the 68(68-72-72) sts for 3½ inches. Dec 4 sts evenly spaced across next row - 64(64-68-68) sts. Work 2 inches, then dec 4 sts once more - 60(60-64-64) sts. Work until sleeve measures 6½(6½-7-7) inches or desired length. Cap of Sleeve: Work to last 3(3-4-4) sts each side once. Dec 1 st each side every row 8(8-9-9) times. Work to last 3 sts each side 3 times. Break yarn and fasten, leaving 20 sts for top of sleeve.

Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeves in place, then sew underarm and sleeve seams. With Size H hook work 1 row of loop st pat on neck and sleeve edges. With Size O hook work 1 row of sc on front edges.

Be Sure Your Stitch Gauge Is Correct

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