Leighton Jacket Pattern


Leighton Jacket with or without hood version.
This single pattern is available as a download.

My design ideas and advice: This simple garter stitch jacket is great for new knitters or for those coming back to knitting and want to try out their skills on a simple easy pattern. Why? Because this jacket’s back is just a square. Yep, all you are knitting is a square and also another bonus is that there aren’t any stitches to pick up, woohoo! (with this in mind, make sure the front edges are neat and join in any new balls at the side seams.)
There is a tiny bit of shaping at the neck, again, the basic decreases while on the sleeves there is the basic increase stitches.
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!

For this pattern I used:

Yarn & Amounts with hood: 2(3:3:4:4) 100g hanks of WYS Bluefaced Leicester DK – Undyed  (100% British Bluefaced Leicester wool, 100g/225m/246yds)

Yarn & Amounts without hood: 3(4:5:6:7) 50g balls of Mohair Tweed DK (70% merino/30% mohair, 110m/120yds per 50g)

Needles: 4mm.

Notions: 6 buttons.

Gauge (tension): 22 stitches and 40 rows to 10cm/4ins square over garter stitch using 4mm needles.


To Fit (suggested):
0-6 months 6-12 months 1-2 years 3-4 years 5-6 years
Actual Chest Measurement
43 52 58 65 72 cms
17 20½ 22¾ 25½ 28¼ ins
Length (from shoulder)
26 28 32 34 38 cms
10¼ 11 12½ 13¼ 14¾ ins
Sleeve Length
17 19 22 26 30 cms
10¼ 11¾ ins

Click on the following links for my How To videos that may help with this: Learn To Knit playlist.

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