Pattern language: english
Sizes: XS-S (M) L-XL
Approx. measurements: Circumference 111 (134) 157 cm. Length 58 (61) 64 cm (front).
Approx. 8 cm longer at the back.
Yarn recommendation: Hip Wool from HipKnitShop
Amount of yarn: 900 (1000) 1100 g.
Gauge: 7 sts = 10cm in brioche st with double thread on needle 10 mm
16 sts = 10cm in stockinette st with single thread on needle 5 mm
Recommended needles: Circular needle 10 mm and 5 mm
Extra: approx. 5 buttons
The Chunky brioche jacket is knit back and forth with double thread on thick needles. You cast on the back and both front pieces separately, so that a vent on both sides is formed. This way, the brioche stitch lays perfectly at your waist and hip, without creating the look of too much fabric. You then close your work to the round, only to separate it again at the armhole opening. For casting off the stitches at the shoulders, you will need a 3rd needle, see «Tips» for further explanations. Using this method, a neat shoulder seam is formed that keeps your knit properly in place. All edges are knit with single thread on thinner needles, creating a cool effect, when the heavier brioche look meets the delicate stockinette stitch.
The jacket is medium long with an oversize fit. The brioche stitch is stretchy and moves nicely when worn. You therefore find collective sizes, as one size can fit different body types.
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