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Pretty Summer Bed Jacket, in Knitting

Summer dressing jacket from the 1930's

This dainty jacket is very simple to make, being knitted in one piece, without seams.

Diagram showing the finished shape of the summer dresing jacket knitting pattern

Materials

4 oz Patons Knitting Wool, 3 ply (lightweight fingering)

Two Old UK No 9/US 5/3.75mm needles

Gauge and Size

No gauge is given in the pattern. The finished garment measures 38" around chest (so is probably intended for a 36" bust)

The pattern is intended for a small figure, to enlarge add 11 stitches.

Abbreviations

k - knit

p - purl

yo - yarn over

psso - pass the slipped stitch over

tog - together

Pattern

Right Front

Cast on 65sts.

Knit the first row into the back of the stitches to obtain a firm edge.

1st row: * K1, p1, repeat from * to last st; K1

Repeat this row until the work measures 1½"

Proceed as follows:

1st row: (K1, p1) 4 times, K1, yo, k2tog, * yo, K3, Slip 1, K2tog, psso, k3, yo, k2; repeat from * 3 times, then yo, k3, slip 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, (p1, k1) 4 times.

2nd row: (K1, p1) 4 times, k1, p46, (k1, p1) 4 times, k1

3rd row: (K1, p1) 4 times, K1, yo, k2tog, * yo, k3, slip 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k2; repeat from * 3 times then yo, k3, slip 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k2tog, yo, (k1, p1) 4 times, k1

Repeat the 2nd and 3rd rows until the work measures 16½" from the commencement, ending with the 2nd row.

Proceed as follows:

1st row: (K1, p1) 14 times, K1, p2tog, yo, * K2, yo, k3, slip 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo; repat from * once, k2tog, yo, (k1, p1) 4 times, K1

2nd row: (K1, p1) 4 times, K1, purl to the last 29sts, (k1, p1) 14 times, k1

Repeat these 2 rows 6 times

In the next row, cast off 22sts, (p1, k1) 3 times, p2tog, yo, * k2, yo, k3, slip 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo; repeat from * once k2tog, yo, (k1, p1) 4 times, k1

16th row: (K1, p1) 4 times, k1, p to the last 7sts, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1

17th row: (K1, p1) 3 times, k1, p2tog, yo, * k2, yo, k3, slip 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo; repeat from * once, k2tog, yo, (k1, p1) 4 times, k1

Repeat the 16th and 17th rows for 3 inches, ending with the 16th row.

Leave on a spare needle until the left front is worked.

Left Front

Cast on 65sts and work as given for the right front, until the work measures 16½" ending with the the 2nd row.

Proceed as follows:

1st row: (K1, p1) 4 times, k1, yo, k2tog, * yo, k3, slip 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k2; repeat from * once, then yo, p2tog, (k1, p1) 14 times, k1.

2nd row: (K1, p1) 14 times, k1, purl to the last 9sts, (k1, p1) 4 times, k1.

Repeat the 1st and 2nd rows 5 times more, then 1st row once.

In the next row, cast off 22sts, (p1, k1) 3 times, purl to the last 9sts, (k1, p1) 4 times, k1.

15th row: (K1, p1) 4 times, K1, yo, k2tog, * yo, k3, slip 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k2; repeat from * once, then yo, p2tog, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1

16th row: (K1, p1) 3 tiumes, K1, purl to the last 9sts, (k1, p1) 4 times, k1

Repeat the 15th and 16th rows for 3 inches, ending with the 15th row.

Cast on 35sts, then knit in pattern across the stitches of the right front.

Proceed as follows:

1st row: (K1, p1) 4 times, K1, purl 26, (k1, p1) 24 times, k1, purl to the last 9sts, (k1, p1) 4 times, k1

2nd row: (K1, p1) 4 times, k1, yo, k2tog, *yo, k3, slip 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k2; repeat from * once, yo, p2tog, (k1, p1) 24 times, K1, p2tog, yo, work in pattern to the end of the row.

Repeat 1st and 2nd rows 5 times, then the 1st row once.

14th row: (K1, p1) 4 times, k1, yo, k2tog, * yo, k3, slip 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k2; repeat from * to the last 20sts, yo, k3, slip 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k2tog, yo, (k1, p1) 4 times, k1

15th row: (K1, p1) 4 times, k1, purl to the last 9sts (k1, p1) 4 times, k1.

Repeat the 14th and 15th rows for 16½" then work 1½" in moss stitch (US seed stitch). Cast off.

Pin out the jacket to shape, making each front 10" wide and the back 18"; press the pattern part, using a damp cloth and hot iron and avoiding the moss stitch.

Finishing

Tie together at the waist with ribbon and attach a ribbon bow at the end of the rever (that's the bit tat the front that folds back to make a v-neck).


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