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I. Simplicity
Box Top
Tyrolean Jacket
Three Sisters Jacket
Rachel’s Jacket
The Wrapper

II. Contrasts
Northwest Celtic
Dakota on the Side
Baltic Bodice
Wabi Sabi

III. Textures
Bloomsbury Jacket
Puzzle Me This
Edwardian Day Coat
Little Edo
Ivory Leaves
Scholar’s Jacket
Inish Aran

IV. Materials and Techniques

northwest celtic

The Salish, a First Nations People on Vancouver Island, have created graphically stunning
knitted jackets for 100 years. The Cowichan sweater developed in the valley of the same name
early in the last century from the hands of native spinners and knitters. While some were
originally taught to knit by early Scottish settlers in the late 1800s, the design talents of the
native artisans rose to the creation of the beautiful hand-spun, bulky knit, shawl-collared,
naturally colored jackets that are favorites around the world. In tribute to the blending of
these cultures, Northwest Celtic incorporates the garment style of the original Salish
Sweaters with Celtic designs.

{ Finished Measurements

Size A
Size B
Size C
Length Sleeve

48" (122 cm)

51" (130 cm)
55" (140 cm)

wool/15% mohair, 125 yd [114 m] / 4 oz [113g]): 9 (9,10)

26" (66 cm)
28" (71 cm)
30½" (77 cm)
17½" (44 cm)
18½" (47 cm)
20" (51 cm)

Northwest Celtic is designed with oversized fitting (see fit guidelines on page XXX).

Yarn: Brown Sheep Company Lamb’s Pride Bulky (85% Other Supplies: Markers, smooth cotton scrap yarn for holders,
five 1" (2.5 cm) buttons
skeins M-06 Deep Charcoal (color A); 3 (3, 4) skeins
M-03 Gray Heather (color B). Gauge in Two-color Pattern
Size A: 15 stitches and 18 2/3 rows = 4" (10 cm)
Needles: Suggested sizes for smallest jacket are given first; Size B: 14 stitches and 17 1/3 rows = 4" (10 cm)
suggested sizes for larger sizes are in parentheses. 24" (60-cm) Size C: 13 stitches and 16 rows = 4" (10 cm)
circular, 16" (40-cm) circular, and set of double-pointed needles In order to maintain the integrity of the design Northwest Celtic
size 10 (11, 13) (6 [8, 9] mm); 24" (60-cm) circular one size is sized by gauge. Be sure you get the correct gauge for your
smaller than for body (mid-sized); 24" (60-cm) circular three chosen size. For swatch cast on 32 sts and work from Chart A
sizes smaller than for body (smallest); set double-point needles as marked.
two sizes smaller than for body. Adjust needle size if necessary
to obtain the correct gauge.

bloomsbury jacket

The Bloomsbury area of London, near the British Museum, was home in the early twentieth
century to a group of writers who came to be known as the Bloomsbury group. These were
young, modern thinkers who sought a cultural renaissance as the Victorian influences passed
away. This jacket is a tribute to the group.

{ Finished Measurements

Size A
Size B
Size C
Length Sleeve

40½" (103 cm)

44" (112 cm)
48" (122 cm)
22" (56 cm)
23" (58 cm)
24" (61 cm)
16½" (42 cm)
17½" (45 cm)
18" ( 46 cm)

Bloomsbury Jacket is designed with standard fitting (see fit guidelines on page XXX).

Yarn: Jo Sharp Silk Road (85% Wool, 10% Silk & 5% Gauge in Stockinette Stitch
Cashmere, 93 yds (85m), 1¾ oz (50g) ball): 17 balls Size A: 17 stitches and 25 rows = 4" (10 cm)
107 Cornsilk Size B: 16 stitches and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm)
Size C: 15 stitches and 23 rows = 4" (10 cm)
Needles: 24" (60-cm) circular needle size 7 (4.5 mm) for A,
size 8 (5 mm) for B, size 9 (5.5 mm) for C; 24" (60-cm) circular Gauge in Cable and Garter Stitch Pattern
and 16" (40-cm) circular needle three sizes smaller than for Size A: 22 stitches and 25 rows = 4" (10 cm)
the body; 24" (60-cm) circular needle two sizes smaller than Size B: 20 stitches and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm)
for the body. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the Size C: 18 stitches and 23 rows = 4" (10 cm)
correct gauge.

Other Supplies: Markers, smooth cotton scrap yarn for holders,

cable needle, five ¾" (2 cm) buttons

Classic Style,
Reinterpreted Design
Knitted Jackets features modern, wearable patterns
inspired by garments and textiles from around the
globe complete with beautiful photographs, step-by-
step instructions, thorough techniques, and plenty of

Inside you’ll find:

´ Twenty appealing jacket patterns, broken into
Simplicity, Contrasts, and Textures sections.
´ Patterns range in difficulty from beginner to
advanced, featuring step-by-step instruction
and stunning photographs
´ Knitting inspiration from around the world showing
how historical styles can be updated for today’s knitter

Innovative designs using stockinette, garter, and cable

stitches to create chic projects such as the Edwardian
Day Coat, the Bloomsbury Jacket, and the Tyrolean
Jacket. Perfect for all skill levels, these patterns feature
stylish and wearable designs that are fun to knit, are
figure-flattering, and have comfortable shaping.

Cheryl Oberle is a knitwear designer who teaches nationally.

She has written for Interweave Knits and Knitter’s magazine
and is the author of Folk Vests and Folk Shawls (Interweave).
She lives in Denver, Colorado.
Paperbound, 8½ x 9, 144 pages
150 photographs, 35 illustrations
ISBN 978-1-59668-026-5
December 2008