I have been allowed by my publisher, Cappelen Damm to release two more of my book patterns in English in my Ravelry store, and here is the first; Japanese Lace Jacket, modeled by Francesca Golfetto photographed by Kim Müller. The number of requests for this pattern in English made it an easy choice, as it did for the Lace Top which will follow shortly. I have re-written the pattern into my English style, added video links plus a schematic, and sent it to my tech editor Heather Zoppetti of Stitch Sprouts, to check. I discovered this beautiful Japanse Lace pattern in a stich manual. I have designed a vintage a-line jacket in cream colored Amoretto, a lovely mixture of alpaca and cotton which emphasises the delicate lace pattern. The long puffed sleeves adorn your hands. The pattern is available to buy as a downloadable pdf here: ravelry. Other news this week, is that I have been interviewed by the talented Estonian designer Anna Verschik, and you can read it on her blog: kuduja. I am so thrilled about it!
Size: S (M, L)
Finished measurements: Bust: 90 (94, 99) cm/35.5 (37, 39)” Hip: 100 (104, 109) cm/39.25 (41, 43)” Length: 54 (55.5, 57) cm/21.25 (21.75, 22.5)” Sleeve length: 51.5 cm/20.25″
Yarn: Thomas Kvist Yarns, Amoretto in sh 3110 (45% fine alpaca, 50% cotton and 5% nylon, 100 g, 250m/273 yds, unfortunately now discontinued): 5 (5, 6) skeins; 1100 (1225, 1350) m/1203 (1340, 1476) yds.
Alternative yarns: Rowan Yarns, Wool Cotton (50% merino, 50% cotton, 112 m/123 yds, 50 g). knitrowan Dale Yarns, Lerke (52% merino, 48% cotton, 114 m/125 yds, 50 g). dalegarn Or another Sport/5ply or DK/8ply to match gauge.
Notions: 10 buttons 14 mm/0.5″ (22L) mother of pearl from ‘Perlehuset’, 6 stitch markers, 2 stitch holders or waste yarn and yarn needle. www.perlehusetpaanett.no
Needles: 3 mm/US 2.5 (80cm/32″) circular needle and 3 mm/US 2.5 DPNs. Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.
Gauge: 23 sts and 28 rows in Japanese Lace measures 10 cm/4″ square. 24 sts and 32 rows in st st measures 10 cm/4″ square.
Notes: Increased sts on the sleeve are knitted as the first 5 sts of the Japanese Lace. When armhole shaping begins, the pattern is changed to the same 5 sts of the Japanese Lace on the back and on the fronts and remaining additional sts are knitted in rev st st. Sleeves are extra long, adjust if you prefer, and worked first to learn the Japanese Lace pattern.