The design for Jacqueline was inspired by the fashion of the ‘60s—mod
culture, Chanel jackets, and, of course, Jackie O. A modern update
on the styles of that decade, this jacket combines a vintage
texture and silhouette with a modern fit and chunky convertible
collar. Wear it to the office with the collar buttoned up or
casually with the collar open!
Jacqueline is designed for a bulky wool yarn that holds its
shape in the weave-like Rizotto stitch. The body is worked in
one piece from the bottom up, with sleeves attached raglan-style
and collar worked separately.
Liu photos: Zach
XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] (shown in size Small)
Chest: 28.5[31.5, 34.75, 38, 41.25,
44.5, 47.5] inches with front bands overlapped
Length: 22[22.5, 23, 23.5, 24.5,
25, 26] inches
(not including collar)
Editor's note: the above chest measurements
differ greatly from the original version
We apologize for the error. Please check
the revised schematic at the bottom of
the pattern for updated hip measurements.
Recommended needle size [always use a needle
size that gives you the gauge
listed below -- every knitter's
gauge is unique]
US #10.5/6.5mm circular needle, 29 inches or longer (longer needle
recommended for larger sizes)
1 set US #10.5/6.5mm straight needles or shorter circular needle (used
for working sleeves and collar)
Row counter (optional but recommended)
Plant mister (used for blocking)
5[5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6] buttons, 1 inch diameter
12 sts/14 rows = 4" in
10 sts/15 rows = 4" in Rizotto Pattern after blocking
Note: Ensure you match the specified row gauge in this pattern
to get the best fit.
PATTERN NOTES [Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
SKP: Sl 1 knitwise, k1, pass slipped st over. Forms a left-leaning
Rizotto Pattern (Worked over an even number of sts): Row 1 [RS]: K all sts. Row 2 [WS]: [P2tog but do not drop sts
from left needle; k2tog in front loops of same 2 sts, drop sts
from left needle] to end of row. Row 3 [RS]: K all sts. Row 4 [WS]: P1, [p2tog but do not drop
sts from left needle; k2tog in front loops of same 2 sts, drop
sts from left needle] to last st, p1.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for Rizotto Pattern.
Cold-Water Mist Blocking:
Fill plant mister with cool water. Pin
garment to blocking board or other
surface at dimensions shown in schematic. It may be necessary
to spray garment before pinning to achieve desired dimensions.
Spray garment until damp. Allow to dry
completely before removing pins.
Using long circular needle, CO 81[89, 97, 105, 113, 121,
Note: The first st of each row is slipped purlwise.
The ribbed front bands are worked at
the same time as the body of the sweater. Use row counter to
help keep track of buttonhole placement.
Row 1 [RS]: Sl 1, yo, [k1, p1] twice,
k1, place marker, k to last 7 sts, place marker, [k1, p1] twice,
Row 2 [WS]: Sl 1, yo, [p1, k1] twice,
p1, k to last 7 sts, [p1, k1] twice, p1, k2tog.
Rows 3-4: Work as for Rows 1-2.
These rows set pattern for front bands.
From this point on, work sts before first marker and after last
marker in pattern as set.
Establish Rizotto Pattern: Row 5 [RS]: Work in pattern to marker,
k to last marker (Row 1 of Rizotto
Pattern), work in pattern to end.
Row 6 [WS]: Work in pattern to marker,
work Row 2 of Rizotto Pattern to last marker, work in pattern
These 2 rows set pattern for lower body.
From this point on, work sts between markers in Rizotto Pattern
Sizes XS, S, M, L Only:
Work 2 more rows in pattern (these
will be Rows 7 and 8).
All Sizes: Buttonhole Row 1 [RS]: Sl 1, yo, k1,
p1, BO 1 st, work in pattern to end. Buttonhole Row 2 [WS]: Work in pattern
to bound off st, yo, work in pattern to end.
The first buttonhole was worked beginning on Row
9[9, 9, 9, 7, 7, 7]. As you work the lower body, work three more buttonholes,
working Buttonhole Row 1 on the rows indicated for your size
below. Sizes XS, S, M, L: Rows 23, 37, 51 Sizes 1X, 2X, 3X: Rows 23, 39, 55
Continue in pattern until you have completed Row
22[22, 22, 22, 26, 26, 26]. You will have just worked Row 2 of Rizotto Pattern.
Shape Waist: Next Row [RS]: Work in pattern to marker,
k14[16, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26], SKP, k2tog, k32[36, 40, 44, 48,
52, 56], SKP, k2tog, k14[16, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26], work in pattern
to end. 77[85, 93, 101, 109, 117, 125] sts.
Continue in pattern until you have completed Row
53[53, 53, 57, 57, 57, 57]; work measures approx. 15[15, 15, 16, 16, 16,
16] inches. You will have just worked Row 1 of Rizotto Pattern.
Next Row [WS]: Work in pattern to marker, work 14[16, 18, 20,
22, 24, 26] sts in pattern, BO 4 sts, work in pattern until there
are 28[32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52] sts on right needle after bound
off sts, BO 4 sts, work in pattern to end.
Set work aside. Do not break yarn; begin sleeve with new ball
Using straight needles or short circular needle, CO 24[26,
30, 32, 36, 42, 46] sts.
K 4 rows.
Work Rows 1-4 of Rizotto Pattern.
Increase Row [RS]: Kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1.
Work 9 rows in pattern. Note that in
order to maintain st pattern, the pattern row worked directly
after the increase row will be the same as the pattern row
worked directly before the increase row (ie. after working
first increase row, work Row 4 of Rizotto Pattern once more).
Repeat these 10 rows three times, then
work Increase Row once more. 34[36, 40, 42, 46, 52, 56] sts.
Continue in pattern until work measures 14.5[14.5, 14.5, 15.5,
15.5, 15.5, 15.5] inches or desired length to underarm, ending
with Row 3 of Rizotto Pattern (a RS row).
Next Row [WS]: BO 3 sts, work in pattern to last 3 sts, BO 3
Place remaining 28[30, 34, 36, 40, 46,
50] sts on stitch holder.
Make a second sleeve in the same way.
In Joining Row, sts of lower body and sleeves are worked
together onto long circular needle. When working sleeve sts,
be sure RS is facing. Use ball of yarn attached to right front
edge of lower body.
Important: For sizes L,
1X, 2X, 3X only, count
rows. Joining Row will be Row 1. Work Buttonhole Row on Row -[-,
-, 9, 13, 13, 13].
Joining Row/Row 1 [RS]:
Work in pattern to first set of bound off sts, place marker,
k sts of one sleeve, place marker, k to next set
of bound off sts, place marker, k sts of
remaining sleeve, place marker, work in
pattern to end. 125[137, 153, 165, 181, 201, 217]
sts: 21[23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33] sts for
right front, 28[30, 34, 36, 40, 46, 50] sts for each sleeve,
28[32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52] sts for back, 20[22, 24, 26, 28,
30, 32] sts for left front. Six stitch markers on needle.
Work 3 rows in pattern. Note that when working some rows, it
will be necessary to remove, then replace, each stitch marker
in order to work the stitch pattern.
Shape Yoke: Raglan Decrease Row [RS]: Work in pattern
to first marker, [k to 2 sts before next marker, SKP, slip
marker, k2tog] four times, work in pattern to end. 8 sts decreased.
Work 1 row in pattern.
Repeat these 2 rows 2[2, 4, 5, 7, 8,
9] times more. 101[113, 113, 117, 117, 129, 137] sts: 17[19,
19, 20, 20, 21, 22] sts for right front, 22[24, 24, 24, 24, 28,
30] sts for each sleeve, 22[26, 26, 28, 28, 30, 32] sts for back,
18[20, 20, 21, 21, 22, 23] sts for left front.
Shape Neckline: Note: Continue working raglan decreases
before and after markers as established while shaping neckline.
BO 6 sts at beginning of next 2 rows, removing first and last
markers. 80[92, 92, 96, 96, 108, 116] sts.
BO 2 sts at beginning of next 4[6, 6,
6, 6, 8, 8] rows, removing first and fourth markers when working
56[56, 56, 60, 60, 60, 68] sts: 4[3,
3, 4, 4, 2, 3] sts for each front, 16[16, 16, 16, 16, 18, 20]
sts for each sleeve, 16[18, 18, 20, 20, 20, 22] sts for back.
Two stitch markers remain.
Next Row [RS]: BO 2 sts, [k to 2 sts before next marker,
SKP, slip marker, k2tog] twice, k to end.
6 sts decreased.
Next Row [WS]: BO 2 sts, work in pattern
Repeat these 2 rows 3[3, 3, 3, 3, 2,
2] times more. 24[24, 24, 28, 28, 36, 42] sts: 8[7, 7, 8, 8,
11, 14] sts for each sleeve, 8[10, 10, 12, 12, 14, 16] sts for
BO all sts.
Use tape measure to measure length of neckline edge, including
front bands. The collar will be knit
to this length.
Using straight needles or shorter circular needle, CO 27 sts. All Rows: Sl 1, yo, [k1, p1] to last
2 sts, k2tog.
Work in pattern until work measures 1
inch less than desired collar length.
Buttonhole Row 1: Sl 1, yo, k1, p1, k1, BO next st, work in
pattern to last 6 sts, BO next st, work in pattern to end. Buttonhole Row 2: [Work in pattern to
bound off st, yo] twice, work in pattern to end.
Work 3 more rows in pattern. BO all sts.
Sew sleeve seams. Sew sleeves to body at underarms.
Aligning buttonhole edge of collar with front buttonhole band, pin collar
to neckline edge of jacket. Sew in place.
Weave in ends and block jacket – see Pattern Notes for
recommended blocking technique. Keep ribbed collar and front
bands as dry as possible to avoid stretching.
Sew buttons to front band and collar edge, opposite buttonholes.
Collar button should be sewn opposite lower collar buttonhole;
there is no button opposite upper collar buttonhole. When jacket
is buttoned, upper corner of collar may be buttoned to lower
collar button, or to a lower button (see photos).
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Karina lives in NYC. She is currently working towards a Masters
in Math Education and spends her free time designing, dancing,
and turning everyone she knows into a knitting enthusiast.