Two New Knitting Jacket Patterns on Their Way!

September 26, 2007 at 1:25 pm 17 comments

Short Sleeved Jacket Knitting Pattern

Red Long Knit Jacket Knitting Pattern

Here is a preview of the two latest patterns coming soon!  Both are knit from the top down, so the only seam is really the sleeve seams!  The beauty of this too is that you can decide how long you want the sleeves.  Both of the models are knit with sleeves that can be worn at the new 3/4 length (if you keep the sleeve garter bands unfolded), or at the short-sleeve length.  Interesting sleeve lengths and styles are definitely the thing for this fall/winter season.

Both feature fun pockets – the kiwi green one has shaped (kangaroo-like) patch pockets and the long jacket has knit-in pockets.  I’m a big fan of pockets, can you tell?  They add interesting detail to a sweater and are great for holding little things or keeping your hands warm.

Bulky yarns are used to knit both, so they are fairly quick projects. 

Stay tuned to this Blog or subscribed to the SweaterBabe.com newsletters to be notified whaen these patterns are ready.

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17 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Christina Dennis  |  September 27, 2007 at 9:16 am

    Katherine, these are so incredibly cute! I love the kiwi green one. *drool* I’m hoping to finish the 3 projects on my needles asap so that I can start your latest lush & lacy cardigan, and the kiwi green jacket is going on my must-knit list too!! Have you checked out the Kimono Cardigan KAL lately? There are some knitaholics that have their cardigans completed already, and they look absolutely gorgeous! http://www.knitsabeautifullife.com/kal

  • 2. rg  |  September 27, 2007 at 11:18 am

    Wiow – how pretty and practical too! When do you estimate they will be ready to purchase?

  • 3. diane  |  September 28, 2007 at 10:04 am

    what size needles and yarn will these take

  • 4. Katherine aka SweaterBabe  |  September 28, 2007 at 10:54 am

    Thanks for your comments! I HOPE to have these available for purchase by mid-October. I will try to expand the sizes (and include kid’s for the kIwi one at least!).

    The Kiwi one is in Lamb’s Pride Brown Sheep Bulky yarn and size 11 needles. The Red one is in GGH Aspen, also on size 11 needles. Back to the pattern writing…

  • 5. Sue W.  |  October 1, 2007 at 4:39 am

    Love the green jacket! Would you be able to translate the pattern into Crochet? I don’t knit but sure would love to see this in crochet.
    What sizes are available? Thanks, Sue

  • 6. Stacey Neufeld  |  October 2, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    Outstanding new pattern! I have purchased some new yarn in anticipation for getting started. Will the two patterns be interchangeable? For example, could I do the green sweater length with the lace and pockets of the red sweater? I can hardly wait! And knitted top down to boot! Thanks for sharing your artistry, Stacey,

  • 7. Stacey Neufeld  |  October 2, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    How much yardage is required for the shorter version? Thanks, Stacey.

  • 8. Katherine aka SweaterBabe  |  October 5, 2007 at 12:03 pm

    Hi – I’m busy, busy getting the patterns written in a wider range of sizes (ast least kid’s for the green version), so thanks for your patience! To answer some of the questions… the shorter green one took 6 skeins of Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky, which is 125 yds/114 m per skein. And to keep the patterns less complicated, I think I will need to keep them as separate patterns, but haven’t quite gotten there yet. Thanks for the encouragement!

  • 9. judee lennon  |  October 7, 2007 at 3:18 am

    yes I to am looking forward to the knit pattern for the short jacket.
    this style has become very popular and with our winter not due till 2008 that will give me time to knit and finish. I only hope that the wool/yarn is available in OZ.

  • 10. judee lennon  |  October 7, 2007 at 3:23 am

    yes I would like to have the knitting pattern for the green smart jacket. I have never knitted a garment from the top down so this will be a new challenge for me. So pleased that surfing the net found your site. Many thanks.

  • 11. Katherine aka SweaterBabe  |  October 24, 2007 at 11:47 am

    The pattern for the GREEN one is READY NOW! Check it out at: http://www.sweaterbabe.com/knitting-patterns/womens-short-sleeved-knit-cardigan.htm. Thanks for your patience! I do take a bit of time to finish writing a pattern. Why? Because I proof it until I can’t stand to read it again! And this time, I’ve also created a separate PDF with full-color photos of all the special techniques used in making this top-down design. That way, this pattern will be very doable by beginners embarking on sweater projects as well as those more experienced Intermediate knitters. And lastly, I don’t work full time hours because of my little kiddies. Thanks for waiting and stay tuned for the Red one, as well as the yummy new Cabled Long Vest.

  • 12. Alex Caldin  |  October 27, 2007 at 6:57 am

    I would love to make the short version for me and my little girl who is 18 months, do I just need to buy one pattern?
    Also, can anyone suggest a different yarn? I have troble tolerating anything but merino, cotton or cashmere, so if anyone knows a sutible susbtitute using these I’d be really grateful!

  • 13. Katherine aka SweaterBabe  |  October 27, 2007 at 8:03 am

    Dear Alex,

    Yes, it is 2 separate patterns for kid’s vs. adults since the size ranges are quite extensive on the kid’s version (making for a long pattern already). I didn’t want to make the pattern too confusing by trying to combine kid’s and adult sizing.

    As for the yarn, I would suggest looking at sites like http://www.halcyonyarns.com, http://www.patternworks.com, and others that have their yarn arranged by weight and gauge. There should be some great non-merino substitutes out there!
    Sorry I don’t know of any to recommend off-hand.

    Thanks!

  • 14. wanda  |  November 4, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    I have about 545 yards of yarn that would work for this pattern. Is it enough if I decide to make the lace version shorter? I wear a size 32″.

  • 15. Sonya V.  |  April 28, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    LOVE the green sweater! I bought the pattern and can’t wait to start it. Quick question, I’ll be making it in a size small and am wondering if I could use 15″ long straight needles instead of circular needles. It’ll be my second sweater and don’t want to complicate the pattern — I’m still a bit of a newbie 🙂

    Thanks!

    Sonya

  • 16. Katherine aka SweaterBabe  |  April 30, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Dear Sonya,

    I don’t recommend 15″ straight needles because you will have LOTS of stitches at many times while knitting the project… and it will be hard to keep them all on a straight needle. Hope that answers your question!

    Katherine

  • 17. Sonya V.  |  April 30, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Thanks, Katherine! I really appreciate you responding to my post. I’ll definitely use circular needles.

    Sonya

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