Monday, November 12, 2012

TOP DOWN SEAMLESS JERKIN LARGE


1/25/2013  Edited row 19 to make a neater increase.


Jer·kin  [jur-kin]

–noun
a close-fitting jacket or short coat, usually sleeveless


This close fitting garment is super stretchy, worked in rib and broken rib stitches. 

MATERIALS:
About 5-6 ounces of worsted weight (4) yarn
24 inch circular knitting needle see notes for information on sizes
US F (4.0mm) crochet hook
Marker
Tapestry needle
5/8 -3/4 inch button

SIZE:
Measured flat in inches
Red Heart Super Saver:  13.5 long X 11.0 wide (stretches to 15)
Caron One Pound:  14.75 long X 12.5 wide (stretches to 16)

ABBREVIATIONS:
K = Knit
P = Purl
PM – Place marker
PU = pick up and knit
YO = yarn over
K2tog = Knit two stitches together
Kfb = Increase by knitting in front and back of the same stitch
K1 tbl = Knit 1 through the back loop

SPECIAL STITCHES:
K1 tbl = knit 1 through the back loop.  Here’s a video:


GAUGE:
21 yoke rows = about 3.5 inches

NOTES:
  1. Read instructions all the way through before beginning.
  2. Garment is knit from the top down with opening in the back, or the front if that is your pleasure.
  3. Red Heart Super Saver was knit on size US 8 (5.0 mm) needle.
  4. Caron One Pound was knit on US size 9 (5.5 mm) needle.




INSTRUCTIONS:

Cast on 69 sts, leaving about an 10 inch tail.  More about the tail later.

Row 1 (right side):  *K1, P1.  Repeat from *across.  K1.  (69 sts)

Row 2:  *P1, K1. Repeat from * across.  P1. (69 sts)

Rows 3-6:  Repeat rows 1 and 2. (69 sts)

Row 7:  *K1, YO.  Repeat from * across. K1.  (137 sts)

Row 8:  *P1, K1 tbl. Repeat from * across. P1.  (137 sts)

Row 9:  *K1, P1.  Repeat from * across. K1.   (137 sts)

Row 10:  *P1, K1. Repeat from * across. (137 sts)

Rows 11-18:  Repeat rows 9 and 10. (137 sts)  

Row 19:  K1, Kfb once, P1.  *K2, P2.  Repeat from * across.  K2.  (138 sts)

Row 20:  *P2, K2.  Repeat from * across.  P2.  (138 sts)

Row 21:  K. (138 sts)

DO NOT TURN

Place marker.

Switch to working in the round.  We will keep the same numbering sequence.

Round 22:  P. (138 sts)

Round 23:  K2tog, P2.  *K2, P2.  Repeat from * across.  K2tog.  (136 sts)    

Round 24:  K1, P2.  *K2, P2.  Repeat from * across.  K1.  (136 sts)

Round 25:  K. (136 sts)

Round 26:  P. (136 sts)

Round 27:  K1, *P2, K2.  4 times, P2.  Bind off 28 sts, *K2 (the st on the right needle counts as the first K), P2.  10 times.  K2.  Bind off 28 sts.  *P2 (the st on the right needle counts as the first P), K2. 4 times.  P2, K1.  (80 sts)

Picking up one stitch in the first bound off sleeve stitch makes a smoother transition.
 
Round 28:  K1, *P2, K2.  4 times, P2.  PU 1 st (pick up and knit) in the first bound off st, cast on 9 sts, *K2, P2.  10 times.  K2.  PU 1 st (pick up and knit) in the first bound off st, cast on 9 sts.  *P2, K2 4 times.  P2, K1.  (100 sts)


Round 29:  K18, K2tog, K8, K2tog, K40, K2tog, K8, K2tog, K18.  (96 sts)

Round 30:  P.  (96 sts) 

Round 31-32:  K1, *P2, K2.  Repeat from * around.  P2, K1. (96 sts)

Round 33:  K.  (96 sts)

Round 34:  P.  (96 sts)

Repeat rounds 31-34 until jerkin is about 1 1/2 inch shorter than you desire.  I knit mine with 11 pattern repeats at the underarm.

Next 8 rounds:  K1, *P2, K2.  Repeat from * around.  K1. (96 sts)

Bind off in rib.

Fasten off and weave in end.

BUTTON LOOP:
With your crochet hook, put hook through cast on row and pull up a loop using the beginning tail.  Chain 6.  Test to be sure your button will fit through loop.  Fasten off and weave end into row 1 or 2.

Sew on button.

Comments:
That is so beautiful! Makes me wish I had a little one to make it for. I love it.
 
oh hooray! one to fit my niece! She's rather large for her age, and I missed the window of opportunity for your other jerkin designs.

thank you!! thank you!

--jenny
 
Let me know how it fits and how old she is when you get it made. Would love to see a photo. You can always contact me at suzettaw98226@yahoo.com
 
great!

I'll try not to miss my window this time!! :)

--jenny
 
Ah! I love this! I'm going to make it for a friend's baby!

Check out my blog http://saraforsoker.blogspot.se/

Best,

Sara
 
I love this pattern but need to make a size 8; can you give me any advice about enlarging it? Thanks so much!!
 
According to size charts an 8 is about 27 inches. That's too much larger than this one for me to wrap my mind around it.
 
I have made this pattern in the small size and it is beautiful!
I am trying the pattern in large and seem to be stuck on row 27.
There are 80 stitches left from 136 stitches.
When I count in the round there are only 57 stitches.
It says Kl, *P2, K2. 4 times. That is 16, right?

There seems to be 57 stitches to work on. What do I do with the other 23 stitches?
Thank you for your help.

 
Here's how it adds up to 80 stitches. 1+16+2+40+2+16+2+1=80
 
What is the size for this? I don't see it any where in the pattern. I would love to make it in a child's 6 - can anyone help? Thank you!
 
It's cute and would like to try it, but I think I must be overlooking something. What size is this? What age of a baby is it for?

Thanks

Carol
 
This pattern is for a toddler not a size 6.
 
Since children come in differing sizes only chest measurement is stated. You will need to compare that to the measurement of the child to know if it will fit.
 
I SEE IT'S FOR A TODDLER AND IS MARKED SIZE LARGE,DID YOU WRITE A PATTERN FOR A BABY 6 MONTHS TO A YEAR. DO YOU HAVE A PATTERN FOR SIZE SM OR MED? I'M FAIRLY NEW AT KNITTING AND AS YOU CAN SEE NOT THE BEST AT THE COMPUTER.I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. THANK YOU A HAVE A NICE DAY.
 
There are three Jerkin patterns. They are all under the Kid's Stuff heading. The measurements for each is listed in the pattern. You will need to compare those measurements to the child to know what size to knit.
 
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