LOOPY CHARMS - two designs, a jacket with a rib back section and the loopy charms pattern forming a scarf. The rib holds the shape of the garment beautifully. Uncomplicated and effortless to make – a rhythmic pattern repeat which is soothing to work; consisting of a crazy lace-y motif. No shaping; two rectangles form the front panels and a square to form the back section.
The collar is added on after you have completed the main body of the garment by picking up stitches around the left and right fronts and the neck section. I designed this while listening to Cuban music – I think LOOPY CHARMS feels a little like a wild party going on in the front and an utterly calm and relaxing chilled-out back. Ha!
I design for me – things I love to wear; something a little bit different but utterly wearable and easy; oh so easy, with as little making up as possible. I love the idea of one size fits all – so my designs are informed and constructed with this in mind.
YOU WILL NEED FOR LOOPY CHARM BOX JACKET 7 x 100g COBBLESTONE,212m/100g, 60% superwash merino, 20% silk, 20% yak
FOR LOOPY CHARM SCARF 2 x 100g COBBLESTONE,as above
NEEDLES 4mm needles for front panels and scarf, 4mm circularneedle (80cm) for back section (worked forwards and backwards), 3.5mm double pointed needles for sleeves, 3.5mm circular needle (80cm worked forwards and backwards) for collar
FINISHED SIZES Jacket: width 100cm, length from shoulder seam to hem 68cm Scarf: width 20cm, length 160cm
20sts to 10cm in stocking st using 4mm needles
ABBREVIATIONS k: knit | p: purl R/Rnd: row/round RS: right-side facing st(s): stitch(es) PU: pick-up pw: purl-wise (with yarn to front of work) sl: slip a st without working from left to right needle kfb: k into front of st and then k into back of one st creating 2 sts out of one k2tog: k 2 sts together (as directed) to make one st