Brooklyn

Introducing Brooklyn, a densely knit, Garter stitch "jacket," named for one of my favorite cities. This cropped, double‐breasted design is worked flat from the top down, allowing leeway for personalized length of both bodice and sleeves. Stitches are picked up along the neckline for the collar where short rows create shaping at its back. Wear it folded over or upright, as you wish. 2 columns of 3 buttons enclose the overlapping front, gradually decreasing in their spacing as they move towards the hem, with 1 extra at the neckline to close up that last bit, if desired. Sleeves are seamed and set in (a photo tutorial is included to ensure a positive result).

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust:  33, 36½, 41, 45¼, 48¾, 53, 57½" / 83.75, 92.75, 104, 115, 123.75, 134.5, 146 cm
Waist:  30½34, 38¼, 42½, 46, 50½, 54¾" / 77.586.5, 97.25, 108, 116.75, 128.25, 139 cm
High hips:  32¼35¾, 40, 44¼, 47¾, 52¼, 56½" / 8290.75, 101.5, 112.5, 121.25, 132.75, 143.5 cm
Length:  20, 20½, 20¾, 21, 21¼, 21½, 21¾" / 50.7552, 52.75, 53.25, 54, 54.5, 55.25 cm
Shown in size 36½"/92.75 cm, worn with no ease.

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in ECO + wool by Cascade Yarns. (100% Peruvian Highland wool; 478 yds per 250g skein); color Boysenberry #3105; 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approx 1350, 1475, 1675, 1825, 1975, 2145, 2300 yards / 1235, 1350, 1532, 1670, 1805, 1962, 2105 m. 
I always have additional yarn on-hand for swatching.

Needles
US9 / 5.5mm or size to obtain gauge
1 pair straight (or substitute 1 24" / 60 cm circular (circ), if desired)
• 1 36" / 90 cm circ, or longer, to manage multiple stitches following bodice join at underarms (allows for trying it on as you work to check fit)

Notions
Stitch markers (rings and locking)
• Tapestry needle
• Safety pins
• (7) 7/8-1"/ 23-25mm buttons (1"/ 25mm shown)

GAUGE
18.4 sts and 38 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Garter stitch

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail CO, Backward loop CO, decreasing (k2tog), increasing (kfb), short row shaping, buttonholes (yo-k2tog), stitch pick-up around neckline for collar, setting in garter sleeve caps and seaming sleeves.    

14 page PDF includes pattern instructions, photographs, assembly diagrams, schematics, row tracking grid for managing at-the-same-time instructions, instructional links and photo tutorials, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.

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