Sleeveless jacket knitting pattern

Sleeveless jacket knitting pattern

Men sleeveless jacketA stylish collar and fun bobble panels add interest to this sleeveless jacket, perfect for men who don’t feel the cold.

Design by Pat Menchini

SIZES

To fit: S[M:L:XL:2XL]

91-97[102-107:112-117:122-127:132-137]cm (36-38[40-42:44-46:48-50:52-54]in)

Actual measurement: 99[112:123:134:146]cm (39 1/4[44:48 1/2:53:57 1/2]in)

Length to shoulder: 64[65:66:67:68]cm (25 1/4[25 3/4:26 1/4:26 1/2:26 3/4]in)

Figures in square brackets refer to larger sizes: where there is only one set of figures this applies to all sizes.

YOU WILL NEED

Stylecraft Alpaca Chunky 80% acrylic, 20% alpaca (approx 135m per 100g)

6[6:6:7:7] x 100g balls 1660 Ocean

1 pair each 5mm and 6mm needles

6 buttons from Duttons for Buttons

Row counter

Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.

TENSION

14 sts and 20 rows to 10cm over rev st st using 6mm needles.

Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.

ABBREVIATIONS

kb = knit into back of next st

pb = p into back of next st

m3 = (k1, p1, k1) all into front of next st, thus making 3 sts out of 1

PANEL

Worked over 10 sts

Row 1 (RS): Kb, p8, kb.

Row 2 (WS): Pb, (p3tog, m3) twice, pb.

Row 3: Kb, p8, kb.

Row 4: Pb, (m3, p3tog) twice, pb.

RIGHT FRONT

Using 5mm needles cast on 33[37:41:45:49] sts.

Row 1 (RS): K1, (kb, p1) to last 2 sts, kb, k1.

Row 2: K1, (pb, k1) to end.

Rep these 2 rows 4 more times, then row 1 again.

Next row: Purl, inc 4 sts evenly purlwise across row. 37[41:45:49:53] sts **

Change to 6mm needles and patt as folls:

Row 1 (RS): K3, p9[11:12:14:15], work row 1 of Panel, p15[17:20:22:25].

Row 2: K15(17:20:22:25], work row 2 of Panel, k9[11:12:14:15], p3.

Rows 3 and 4: As rows 1 and 2 but working rows 3 and 4 of Panel.

These 4 rows set patt.

Work 7 more rows in patt.

Next row (inc for pocket border): (K3, m1) twice, work to end. 39(43:47:51:55] sts.

Pocket border

Row 1: Work to last 11 sts, work row 1 of Panel, k1.

Row 2: K1, work row 2 of Panel, work to end.

Rows 3 and 4: As rows 1 and 2 but working rows 3 and 4 of Panel.

These 4 rows set border patt.

Work 20 more rows in patt.

Next row: Work to last 11 sts, (p2, p2tog) twice, p3. 37[41:45:49:53] sts.

Border patt is now complete.

Cont in patt as at commencement until work meas 41cm (16 1/4in) from cast-on edge, ending at side edge.

Shape armhole and front slope

Next row: Cast off 6(7:8:9:10] sts, work to end. 31[34:37:40:43] sts.

*** Work 5[6:7:8:9] rows dec 1 st at armhole edge on every row. 26[28:30:32:34] sts.

Work 1 [2:1:2:1] rows straight ending at front edge.

Shape front slope

Next row (dec): K2, skpo, work to end.

Next row: Work to last 3 sts, p3.

Rep last 2 rows until 23(23:25:26:28] sts rem, ending after dec row.

Work dec row on every foil 4th row until 17(18:19:21:22] sts rem.

Cont straight until work meas 64(65:66:67:68] cm (25 1/4[25 1/2:26:26 1/2:26 3/4]in) from beg, ending at armhole edge.

Shape shoulder

Cast off 6[6:6:7:7] sts at beg of next row and foll alt row.

Work 1 row.

Cast off rem 5[6:7:7:8] sts.

LEFT FRONT

Work as Right Front to **.

Change to 6mm needles and patt:

Row 1 (RS): P15(17:20:22:25], work row 1 of Panel, p9[11:12:14:15], k3.

Row 2: P3, k9[11:12:14:15], work row 2 of Panel, k15(17:20:22:25].

Rows 3 and 4: As rows 1 and 2 but working rows 3 and 4 of Panel.

These 4 rows set patt.

Work 7 more rows in patt.

Next row (inc for pocket border): Work to last 6 sts, (m1, k3) twice. 39(43:47:51:55] sts. Pocket border

Row 1: K1, work row 1 of Panel, work to end.

Row 2: Work to last 11 sts, work row 2 of Panel, k1.

Rows 3 and 4: As rows 1 and 2 but working rows 3 and 4 of Panel.

These 2 rows set border patt.

Work 20 more rows in patt.

Next row: P3, (p2tog, p3) twice, work to end. 37[41:45:49:53] sts.

Border patt is now complete.

Cont in patt as at commencement until work meas 1 row less than Right Front up to armhole shaping.

Shape armhole and front slope

Next row: Cast off 6(7:8:9:10] sts, work to end.

Next row: Work straight.

Complete to match Right Front working from *** to end but noting that front slope dec row will be - work to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.

BACK

Using 5mm needles cast on 67[75:83:91:99] sts work 11 rows in rib as given on Right Front.

Next row (WS): Cast on 18 sts to needle holding sts and p across sts, now p to end of row inc 8 sts evenly purlwise across sts, cast on 18 sts to end of needle holding sts. 111[119:127:135:143] sts

Change to 6mm needles and patt as folls:

Row 1 (RS): P33[35:38:40:43], work row 1 of Panel, p25[29:31:35:37], work row 1 of Panel, p33[35:38:40:43].

Row 2: K33[35:38:40:43], work row 2 of Panel, k25[29:31:35:37], work row 2 of Panel, k to end.

Rows 3 and 4: As rows 1 and 2 but working rows 3 and 4 of Panel.

These 4 rows set patt.

Work 32 more rows in patt.

Next 2 rows: Cast off 18 sts loosely, work to end. 75[83:91:99:107] sts.

Cont in patt as before until Back meas same as Left Front to start of armhole shaping.

Shape armholes

Cast off 6[7:8:9:10] sts at beg of next 2 rows. 63[69:75:81:87] sts.

Dec 1 st at each end of next 3 rows, then on every foll alt row until 53[57:61:65:69] sts rem. Cont straight until Back meas same as Left Front to shoulder shaping, ending after a WS row.

Shape shoulders

Cast off 6[6:6:7:7] sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 5[6:7:7:8] sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Cast off rem 19[21:23:23:25] sts.

LEFT FRONT BORDER

Using 5mm needles, RS facing, pick up and k79 sts evenly along straight section of Left Front edge from first front slope dec row to bottom edge.

Rows 1 and 2: Beg row 2 work 2 rows in rib as on Right Front.

Row 3: Rib 4, (cast off 2 sts, rib 12 - including st on right needle after cast-off) 5 times, cast off 2 sts, rib to end.

Row 4: In rib casting on 2 sts in each place where sts were cast off.

Rib 2 more rows.

Cast off evenly in rib.

RIGHT FRONT BORDER

Work as Left Front border but omitting buttonholes.

LEFT COLLAR

Join shoulders.

Using 5mm needles cast on 7 sts.

Work 2 rows in g st.

Cont in g st shaping Collar as foils:

Next row (RS - inc): K1, m1, k to end.

Knit 3 rows.

Rep these 4 rows until there are 22[23:24:24:25] sts.

Work straight until shaped edge when slightly stretched fits up left front to shoulder seam, ending after a RS row. (End after a WS row on Right Collar section.)

Shape neck edge

Next row: K to last 3 sts, turn

Next row: Sl1 firmly, k to end.

Work 4 rows on all sts.

Rep these 6 rows until shaped edge fits half way across back neck.

Cast off loosely.

RIGHT COLLAR

Work as Left Collar but note that inc row will be: K to last st, m1, k1.

ARMHOLE BORDERS

Using 5mm needles and RS facing, pick up and k85[93:99:103:109] sts evenly round armhole.

Beg row 2 work 5 rows in rib as on Right Front.

Cast off in rib.

TO FINISH

Press work lightly on WS foil ball band instructions. Join lower ribbing and first 12 rows of patt section of Front to corresponding sections of Back. Join upper sections of side seams above pocket borders. Sew down pocket linings neatly on WS of Fronts, noting that the 2 groups of 18 cast-on sts of pocket linings will be stitched to top of rib on the Fronts. Sew shaped edges of Collar sections in place, joining cast-off edges at centre back and neatly stitching cast-on edge to side edges of front borders. Sew on buttons, press seams.

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