MALIBU JACKET

Malibu Jacket Project

LEVEL: EASY

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • 'Moda Vera' Malibu 8ply 7 (8-9-9) x 100g balls
  • 1 pair 4mm knitting needles, or size required for correct tension
  • 3 stitch-holders
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure

MEASUREMENTS

To Fit Size cm: 75-80 (Size S), 85-90 (Size M), 95-100 (Size L), 105-110 (Size XL)
Actual Size cm: 95 (Size S), 105 (Size M), 115 (Size L), 125 (Size XL)
Length cm: 65 (Size S), 66 (Size M), 67 (Size L), 68 (Size XL)
Sleeve Length cm: 43 (Size S), 43 (Size M), 43 (Size L), 43 (Size XL)

TENSION

22 sts x 30 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 4mm needles.

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

Using 4mm needles, cast on 107 (117-129-139) sts.

Beg Lower Band

1st row - (RS) K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to last st, K1.
2nd row - K1, * P1, K1, rep from * to end. Last 2 rows form rib.

Cont in rib until work measures 3cm from beg, ending with a 2nd row. Work in stocking st, until work measures
42cm from beg, ending with a purl row. Tie a coloured thread at each end of last row to mark beg of armholes as there is no armhole shaping.

Cont in stocking st, until armholes measure 23 (25-25-26)cm from coloured threads, ending with a purl row.

SHAPE SHOULDERS

Cast off 11 (12-14-15) sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 11 (13-14-16) sts at beg of foll 2 rows. Leave rem 41 (43-45-47) sts on a stitch-holder for neck edging. Using 4mm needles, cast on 75 (81-87-93) sts.

BEG LOWER BAND

Work in rib as for lower band of Back, until work measures 3cm from beg, ending with a 2nd row. **
Next row (RS) Knit to last 5 sts, (P1, K1) twice, K1.
Next row K1, (P1, K1) twice, purl to end.
Keeping 5 rib sts at front edge correct for rem, cont until work measures same as for
Back to coloured threads, working last row on WS.
Tie a coloured thread at end of last row to mark beg of armhole.
Cont until armhole measures 23 (24-25-26) cm from coloured thread, working last row on WS.

SHAPE SHOULDER

Keeping rib correct, cast off 11 (12-14-15) sts at beg of next row, then in foll alt row. Work 1 row.
Next row Cast off 11 (13-14-16) sts, knit to last 5 sts, rib 5.
Next row (WS) Rib 5, purl to end. Leave rem 42 (44-45-47) sts on a stitch-holder for neck edging. Break off yarn.

RIGHT FRONT

Work as for Left Front to **.
Next row K1, (K1, P1) twice, knit to end.
Next row Purl to last 5 sts, (K1, P1) twice, K1.
Keeping 5 rib sts at front edge correct for rem, cont until work measures same as for
Back to coloured threads, working last row on WS.
Tie a coloured thread at beg of last row to mark beg of armhole.
Cont until armhole measures 23 (24-25-26) cm from coloured thread, working last row on WS. Work 1 row.

SHAPE SHOULDER

Keeping rib correct, cast off 11 (12-14-15) sts at beg of next row, then in foll alt row. Work 1 row.
Next row (WS) Cast off 11 (13-14-16) sts, purl to last 5 sts, rib 5.
Leave rem 42 (44-45-47) sts on a stitch holder for neck edging.
Do not break off yarn.
Using 4mm needles, cast on 49 (51-53-55) sts.

BEG CUFF

Work in rib as for lower band of Back until cuff measures 6cm from beg, ending with a 2nd row.
Next row (RS) K1, inc in each st to end 97 (101-105-109) sts.
Cont in stocking st, beg with a purl row, until work measures 43cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

SHAPE TOP

Cast off 14 (14-15-15) sts at beg of next 6 rows.
Cast off rem 13 (17-15-19) sts.
Using mattress st, join shoulder seams.
With RS facing and using 4mm needles and yarn left at Right Front edge, rib across first 5 sts from Right Front stitch-holder, knit across rem 37 (39-40-42) sts, knit across 41 (43-45-47) sts from Back stitch-holder, knit across first 37 (39-40-42) sts from Left
Front stitch-holder, then rib across rem 5 sts 125 (131-135-141) sts.
Work 5 rows rib as for lower band of Back, beg with a 2nd row. Cast off loosely in rib.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Using mattress st, sew in sleeves evenly between coloured threads, placing centre of sleeves to shoulder seams. Join side and sleeve seams.

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