Whitfield Jacket

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Whitfield Jacket

Description

A man’s field jacket or vest in six sizes S(M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X), to knit in an allover tweedy textured stitch, with set-in sleeves (vest has ribbed armhole trim),chest pockets, side hem slits, and shirt collar. All pieces are knit flat, bottom up, and seamed. 
 
Shown here in Briar Rose Robusta, color David Loves Green
 
Suggested Yarns: 
Bare Naked Wools Kent Worsted, Better Breakfast Worsted, Confection Worsted, Targhee Tango Worsted, or any bulky yarn that knits to pattern gauge. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in a variation in size.

Finished Size:
44.5(49, 53, 57.5, 61.5, 66) inches/113(124.5, 134.5, 146, 156, 167.5) cm in circumference at chest (buttoned) to fit with 6-7 inches of ease

Yarn Requirements:
sweater: 1625(1800, 2000, 2225, 2450, 2675) yds/1475(1650, 1850, 2050, 2225, 2450) m
vest: 1175(1325, 1500, 1675, 1875, 2050) yds/1075(1225, 1375, 1525, 1700, 1875) m

Buttons:
5(5, 6, 6, 6, 6) .75-inch (2 cm) buttons plus 2 buttons for pocket flaps (optional)

Gauge:
15 sts and 24 rows  = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette (unblocked) on larger needle;
15 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Tweed Rib (washed and blocked) on larger needle

Needles:
size 8US (5 mm) for body or size to obtain correct gauge
size 7US (4.5 mm) for cuffs, hems, and trims (or one size smaller than body needle)