Leighton Jacket Pattern

£4.00

This single pattern is available as a download.

For this pattern I used:

Yarn & Amounts: 3(4:5:5:6) 50g balls of Mohair Tweed (70% Merino Wool 30% Mohair, 110m/120yds per 50g)

Metres: 360(480:600:600:720)m.

My Alternative Yarn Suggestions & Amounts: WYS Bluefaced Leicester DK – Undyed 2(2:3:3:3) 100g hanks, or WYS Naturals Illustrious DK (2:3:3:3) 100g hanks.

Needles: 4mm.

Notions: 6 buttons.

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

Measurements: 

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

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. 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!

If you fancied a version with a hood or not sure if you do, try the Hazle Jacket instead. It is the same as the Leighton Jacket but with the option of a hood.

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

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