The Balloon Jacket
This pattern is in English.
The Balloon Jacket is a button-less oversized cardigan with big balloon sleeves. Use it on cold winter days or as a spring and fall jacket.
The Balloon Jacket is worked bottom up in garter st with rib edges. The body and the sleeves are worked separately and seamed together in the end. Lastly, sts are picked up at the front sides and neck to build the continuous front bands and collar in rib st.
Bear in mind that the Balloon Jacket will grow in length with wear.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL
Width: 58 (61) 65 (69) 74 cm
Full length: 64 (65) 67 (70) 73 cm
Gauge: 13.5 sts x 23 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm/4 x 4 inches
Suggested needles: 7 mm and 6 mm (US size 10.5-11 and 10) / 100 and 60 cm (40 and 24 inches) circular needles
Suggested yarn: 550 (600) 650 (700) 750 grams of Peruvian Highland Wool from Filcolana (50 g = 100 m/110 yards) held together with 150 (150) 150 (175) 175 grams of Tilia from Filcolana (25 g = 210 m/230 yards) or Brushed Lace from Mohair by Canard (25 g = 210 m/230 yards) or Angel from Permin (25 g = 210 m/230 yards)
Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ (3 out of 5)
See the classification of difficulty here.
The white Balloon Jacket shown in the picture is made in Peruvian Highland Wool (Marcipan 977) and Tilia (Råhvid 101).
The yellow Balloon Jacket shown in the picture is made in Peruvian Highland Wool (Sunflower 223) and Kid Silk from Austermann (Gul 41).
The green Balloon Jacket shown in the picture is made in Peruvian Highland Wool (Hunter Green 147) and Brushed Lace (Flaskegrøn 3025)
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In this pattern the following techniques are used:
Knit 2 together: