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This color-blocked jacket with clean, simple lines was inspired by moto jackets. It features articulated elbows, which are worked with short-row shaping, and colorblocked sleeves, which are worked seamlessly, along with the body, using the intarsia method.
The sleeves of the sweater shown were knitted at the same time (using both the inner and the outer strand of yarn from one wound skein of yarn) until the skein ran out, then finished with the black cuffs. Working the cuffs this way is a great way to use yarns from your stash - but you could make the sleeves one solid color if you prefer.
This sweater is worked using the Cocoknits Method, a commonsense system for knitting seamless, tailored sweaters from the top down. The Cocoknits Method is explained in detail in Cocoknits Sweater Workshop by Julie Weisenberger.
All of the page numbers in this pattern refer to the pages in Cocoknits Sweater Workshop, where the techniques are explained in detail.
Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Total Sleeve yardage (if working Sleeves in single color): 380 (425, 475, 540, 620, 665) yds / 350 (390, 435, 495, 565, 610) m
NOTE: You may work both Sleeves entirely with Yarn B or switch to Yarn C as indicated in the instructions, or as desired. Keep in mind that any change you make to the length of Sleeve worked in Yarn C may require an adjustment in the amount of yarn purchased.
100% California Rambouillet. 106 yds / 97 m per 1.75 oz / 50g skein
7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins in Quartz
100% organic merino wool. 250 yds / 228 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein
1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) in Lupine
70% superbaby alpaca, 30% fine merino. 175 yds / 160 m per 1.75 oz / 50 g skein
1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) in Abyss #2001
19 sts and 26 rows / rnds = 4" / 10 cm square in St st on largest needle