For this pattern I used:
Yarn & Amounts with hood: 2(3:3:4:4) 100g hanks of DK weight yarn. (this amount is based on a dk weight yarn with 225m per 100g)
Yarn & Amounts without hood: 3(4:5:6:7) 50g balls of DK weight yarn. (this amount is based on a dk weight yarn with 110m per 50g)
Notions: 6 buttons.
Gauge (tension): 22 stitches and 40 rows to 10cm/4ins square over garter stitch using 4mm needles.
To Fit (suggested):
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Actual Chest Measurement
Length (from shoulder)
My design ideas and advice: This simple garter stitch jacket is perfect for new knitters or for those coming back to knitting and want to try out their skills on a straight forward easy pattern. This jacket is basic squares with a tiny bit of shaping and without any stitches to pick up at the neck. With this in mind, make sure the front edges are neat and join in any new balls at the side seams.
This pattern has the option to knit it with or without the hood.
Love this jacket and wish it came in an adult size? It does! I designed Halyard in Simple Knits especially for those who wished the Leighton Jacket was not just in child sizes!
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