Sunday, May 28, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1942 Casual Cable Knit Jacket #966

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Vintage 1942 Casual Cable Knit Jacket #966


SIZE: 
Directions are for size 14.  Changes for size 16 & 18 are in brackets.

MATERIALS:

Chadwick’s Red Heart Knitting Worsted, 2-oz skeins or 1-oz balls
            Size 14 - 21 oz          Size 16 - 23 oz          Size 18 - 25 oz
29” Circular knitting needle #6

MEASUREMENTS:
Bust – 35” [37” – 39”]
Width across back at underarm – 16 ½” [17 ½” – 18 ½”]
Width across each front at underarm – 9 ¼” [9 ¾” – 10 ¼”]
Length from top of shoulder – 23” [23 ½” – 24 ½”]
Length of side seam – 16” [16” – 16 ½”]
Sleeve seam – 17” [17 ½” – 18”]
Width of sleeve at upperarm – 13” [14” – 14 ½”]

GAUGE:
1 patt = 2 ½”
6 rows = 1”

Jacket is worked in one piece up to underarm.

JACKET:
Starting at bottom, cast on 252 [264 – 276] sts.  Do not join, but work back & forth in rows as follows:

1ST ROW:  * Work wide stripe over next 8 sts as follows: p 1, [sk 1 st, p next st, then p st that was skipped & allow both sts to slip off left-hand needle] 3 times, p 1.  K 2, p 6, k 2 [cable stripe].  Rep from * 2 more times.  

** Work narrow stripe over next 4 sts as follows:  p 1, sk 1 st, p next st, then p st that was skipped & allow both sts to sl off left-hand needle, p 1, k 2.  Rep from ** 3 [4 – 5] more times.  

Then p 6, k 2; [work wide stripe over next 8 sts, k 2, p 6, k 2] 5 times.  

Then [work narrow stripe over next 4 sts, k 2] 4 [5 – 6] times.

Then p 6, k 2; [work wide stripe over next 8 sts, k 2, p 6, k 2] twice; work wide stripe over rem 8 sts.

2ND ROW:  * Work wide stripe over next 8 sts as follows: [sk 1 st, k in back of next st, then k in front of st that was skipped & allow both sts to sl off left-hand needle] 4 times.  P2, k 6, p 2 [cable stripe].  Rep from * 2 more times.

** Work narrow stripe over next 4 sts as follows:  [sk 1 st, k in back of next st, then k in back of st that was skipped & allow both sts to sl off left-hand needle] twice, p 2.   Rep from ** 3 [4 – 5] more times.

Then k 6, p 2; [work wide stripe over next 8 sts, p 2, k 6, p 2] 5 times.

Then [work narrow stripe over next 4 sts, p 2] 4 [5 – 6] times.

Then k 6, p 2; [work wide stripe over next 8 sts, p 2, k 6, p 2] twice; work wide stripe over rem 8 sts.

3RD ROW:  Same as 1st row.

4TH ROW:  Work as for 2nd row for 10 sts, make cable over next 6 sts –to make a cable, sl next 3 sts onto double-pointed needle & hold in back of work, k next 3 sts, then k 3 sts from double-pointed needle.

Work in patt as established in 2nd row over next 12 sts, cable over next 6 sts & cont in patt making cable over each group of k 6 sts across [12 cables].

Rep these 4 rows for patt until piece meas in all 16” [16” – 16 ½”].

SHAPE ARMHOLE:  Work across [right front] 62 [64 – 67] sts.

Bind off [for underarm] next 6 [8 – 6] sts.

For back, work across 116 [120 – 130] sts.

Bind off [for 2nd underarm] following 6 [8 – 6] sts.

LEFT FRONT: 
Work across rem sts.

Turn & work over last set of sts only, binding off 2 sts at armhole edge every other row until there rem 54 [54 – 59] sts.

Work straight in patt until piece meas from 1st row of armhole shaping, ending at front edge 5 ½” [6” – 6”].

Bind off 18 sts for front of neck, then work straight over rem 36  [36 – 41] sts until piece meas from 1st row of armhole shaping 7” [7 ½” – 8”].  Bind off.

BACK: 
Attach yarn to sts of back & work in patt, binding off 2 sts at beg of each row until there rem 100 [100 – 110] sts.

Work straight until piece meas from 1st row of armhole shaping 7” [7 ½” – 8”].

Bind off [for shoulder} 36 [36 – 41] sts.

Bind off next 28 sts for back of neck.

Bind off for other shoulder rem 36 [36 – 41] sts.

RIGHT FRONT: 
Attach yarn at armhole edge & work to correspond with left front.

SLEEVES: 
Starting at bottom, cast on 76 [76 -88] sts.

1ST ROW:  [K2, work narrow stripe over next 4 sts] once [once – twice].

Then [k 2, p 6, k 2, work wide stripe over next 8 sts] 3 times; k 2, p 6, k 2.

Then [work narrow stripe over next 4 sts, k 2] once [once – twice].

2ND ROW:  [P2, work narrow stripe over next 4 sts [ once [once – twice] 

[p2, k 6, p 2, work wide stripe over next 8 sts] 3 times; p 2, k 6, p 2.

Then [work narrow stripe over next 4 sts, p 2] once [once – twice].

3RD ROW:  Same as 1st row.

4TH ROW:  Work as for 2nd row over 1st 8 [8 – 14] sts.

Then cable over next 6 sts, work in patt over next 12 sts, cable over next 6 sts & cont in patt making cable over each group of k 6 sts across [4 cables].

Rep these 4 rows until piece meas 3”.

NEXT ROW:  With RIGHT SIDE facing cast on 2 sts, finish row.

Work 1” straight.

NEXT ROW:  With WRONG SIDE facing, cast on 2 sts, finish row.

Cont thus casting on 2 sts at alternate sides on 1 row every inch thereafter, working cast-on sts in patt of narrow stripe alternated with p2 until there are on needle 95 [100 – 104] sts.

Work straight until piece meas 17” [17 ½” – 18”].

To shape top, bind off 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Bind off 2 sts at beg of each row until there rem 72 [76 – 80] sts.

Work straight until piece meas from 1st row of top shaping 5” [5 ½” – 6”].

Bind off at beg of next 4 rows 10 [11 – 12] sts.

Bind off rem 32 sts.

FINISHING:
Block to measurements given.

Sew shoulder & sleeve seams.

Work 1 row sc along right front edge, around neck & down left front.

Sew in sleeves.

ENJOY!