Downton Jacket

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Shells and wheels adorn this stylish jacket which features elements of 1920s fashion – wide sleeves, deep armholes and full body that draws in at the hips – with contemporary flair. This versatile design can be worn with slacks or a dress, and the shape suits many body types.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Size small to fit bust circumference 36” and sleeve circumference 16”; Large to fit bust circumference 44” and sleeve circumference 16”; 1X/2X to fit bust circumference 52” and sleeve circumference 18”

Gauge: 2 tr shells = 4″; 6 rows of tr shells = 3 1/4″

Materials

Yarn: Cascade Eco Alpaca (100% undyed baby alpaca; 220 yards [200 meters]/100 grams): Pepper Twist 4 (5, 6) balls, Cafe au Lait, 1 ball
Hooks: US size F/5 (3.75 mm), US size E/4 (3.5 mm) (for edging only) hooks
Notions: 6 shanked buttons approx 5/8″ diameter

Pattern Notes

All stitches worked together, whether dc5tog, dc7tog, dc9tog or tr9tog, are worked over half the stitches on one shell, the sc between shells, and half the stitches on the next shell. If they occur over rows of hdc, work over the next available stitches. There are 2 exceptions to this: 1) the hdc2tog are worked over the next dc, skip the next sc, finish in the next dc. 2) The tr7tog in Rnd 1 of sleeves are worked over the next 7 sts in the rnd.
When working final dc4tog on sleeves, which are worked in the round, before drawing all 4 sts together, and with 5 loops on hook, insert hook in first dc4tog, yo, draw through all loops on hook.
To change color without cutting yarn A, always place working loop before color change on safety pin, work designated row in color B, fasten off B, then draw A through last loop of last stitch of row worked in B, continue with A for next row and cut B.

Pattern

With larger hook, Ch 98, 98 (110).
Row 1 (WS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sk 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, rep from * across, turn. (16 (16, 18) 5-dc shells)
PM in center dc of 3rd, 6th (6th, 7th), 11th, (11th, 12th) 14th (14th, 16th) shells.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc2tog, *ch 2, sc in next dc, ch 2, dc5tog, ch 2, rep from * to M, (sc, ch 2, sc) in M, move M to ch-2 sp just made, rep from * across, cont in patt to end, turn. (16 upside down 5-dc shells)
Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *sc in next sc, 5 dc in next dc5tog, rep from * to M, 5 dc in ch-2 sp, rep from * across, cont in patt to last st, 3 dc in dc2tog, turn. (20 (20, 22) 5-dc shells)
Count 3 1/2 shells from start of row and PM in center dc, sk 3 (3, 4) shells and PM in center dc of next shell, sk 5 shells and PM in center dc of next shell, sk 3 (3, 4) shells and PM in center dc of next shell.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 2, dc5tog, ch 2, sc in next dc**, rep from * to M, (sc, ch 2, sc) in M, move M to ch-2 sp just made, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *5 dc in dc5tog, sc in next sc**, rep from * across to M, 5 dc in ch-2 sp, rep from * across ending last rep at ** turn. Change to B. (24 (24, 26) 5-dc shells)
Row 6: Ch 2, hdc in next dc (counts as hdc2tog), hdc in next dc, *3 hdc in next dc, hdc in next dc**, hdc2tog, hdc in next dc, rep from * across ending last rep at **, hdc2tog, turn. Change to A. (144 (144, 156) hdc)
Row 7: Ch 2, dc2tog, ch 2, sc in next hdc, *ch 2, dc5tog, ch 2, sc in next hdc, rep from * across, ch 2, dc3tog, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, 3 dc in same dc, *sc in next sc, 7 dc in next dc5tog, rep from * across, sc in next sc, dc4tog, turn. (24 (24, 26) 7-dc shells)

Small Only
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 2, dc7tog, ch 2, sc in next sc, rep from * across, turn.
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *7 dc in dc7tog, sc in next sc, rep from * across, turn.

Large, 1X/2X Only
PM in center dc of 4th shell, sk 4 shells , pm in center dc next shell, sk 6 shells, pm in center dc of next shell, sk 4 shells, pm in center dc of next shell.
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 2, dc7tog, ch 2, sc in next dc**, rep from * across to M, (sc, ch 2, sc) in M, move M to ch-2 sp just made, rep from * across ending last rep at ** turn.
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *7 dc in dc7tog, sc in next sc**, rep from * to M, 7 dc in ch-2 sp, rep from * across ending last rep at **turn. (28 (30) 7-dc shells)

All Sizes
Row 11: Ch 2, dc3tog, ch 3, *sc in next dc, ch 3, dc7tog, ch 3, rep from * across, sc in next dc, ch 2, dc4tog, turn.
Row 12: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st, *sc in next sc, 9 dc in dc7tog, rep from * across, sc in next sc, 5 dc in last dc4tog, place working loop on safety pin. (24 (28, 30) 9-dc shells)
Join B at START of row just completed in top of ch-3. This will keep hdc sts facing the same way as on row 6.
Row 13: Ch 2, hdc in same dc,* hdc in next 3 dc, hdc2tog, hdc in next 3 dc**, 3 hdc in next dc, rep from * across ending last rep at **, 2 hdc in tch, picking up loop on safety pin to complete last hdc, turn. (216 (216, 234) hdc)
Row 14: Ch 1, sc in first hdc, *ch 3, dc9tog, ch 3, sc in hdc, rep from * across, turn.
Row 15: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *9 dc in dc9tog, sc in next sc, rep from * across, turn.
PM in center tr of 4th shell, sk 4 shells, pm in center tr next shell, sk 6 shells, pm in center tr of next shell, sk 4 shells, pm in center tr of next shell.
Row 16: Ch 4, tr4tog, *ch 4, sc in next tr, ch 4**, tr9tog, rep from * across, to M, (sc, ch 2, sc) in M, rep from * across ending last rep at ** tr5tog, turn.
Row 17: Ch 4, 4 tr in tr4tog, *sc in next sc, 9 tr in next tr9tog, rep from * to M, 9 tr in M, rep from * across, 5 tr in last tr4tog, turn. (28 (32, 34) 9-tr shells)
Row 18: Ch 1, sc in first sc, (tr9tog, sc in next tr) 4 (5, 6) times, ch 7, sk next 6 (6, 7)shells (counting from center tr of one shell to the next), sc in center tr of next shell, (tr9tog, sc in next tr) 8 (10, 12) times, ch 7, sk next 6 (6, 7) shells (again counting from center tr), sc in center tr of next shell, (tr9tog, sc in next tr) 4 (5, 6) times, placing last sc in tch, turn. (16 (20, 24) upside-down shells and 2 ch-7 sps)

Body

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first sc, (9 tr in tr9tog, sc in next sc) 4 (5, 6) times, sk 3 ch, 9 tr in next ch, sk 3 ch, sc in next sc, (9 tr in tr9tog, sc in next sc) 8 (10) times, sk 3 ch, 9 tr in next ch, sk 3 ch, sc in next sc, (9 tr in tr9tog, sc in next sc) 4 (5, 6) times, turn. (18 (22, 26) shells)
Row 2: Join B at start of row just completed in top of sc, rep row 13.
Rows 3-8: Work even in estab patt (treble stitches for all shells).
Join B at START of row just completed in top of ch-3.
Row 9: Ch 2, hdc in next tr (counts as hdc2tog), hdc in next tr, *3 hdc in next tr, hdc in next tr**, hdc2tog, hdc in next tr, rep from * across ending last rep at **, hdc2tog, turn.
Rows 10-15: Work even in patt (tr shells).
Row 16: Ch 2, hdc in same tr,* hdc in next 3 tr, hdc2tog, hdc in next 3 tr**, 3 hdc in next tr, rep from * across ending last rep at **, 2 dc in tch, turn.
Rows 17-22: Work even in patt.
Join B at start of row just completed in top of sc.
Row 23: Ch 2, *hdc in next 2 tr, hdc5tog, hdc in next 2 tr**, 3 hdc in next tr, rep from * across ending last rep at **, 2 hdc in tch, turn. Change to A.
Row 24: Ch 3, dc4tog, *ch 2, sc in next hdc, ch 2, dc7tog, rep from * across, sc in next hdc, dc5tog, fasten off.

Sleeves

With RS facing, join yarn in base ch of Marked st, ch 1, sc in same sc, 9 tr in tr9tog, sc in base of next sc, turn.
Rnd 1: Ch 4, tr4tog, ch 4, sc in next tr, ch 4, (tr7tog, ch 4, sc in next tr) twice, (ch 4, tr9tog, sc in next tr) 4 (4, 5) times, ch 4, tr7tog, ch 4, sc in next tr, ch 4, tr2tog in last 2 tr holding back last (yo, draw through), insert hook in first tr4tog of rnd, yo, draw through all loops on hook, turn. (8 (8, 9) upside down shells)
Rnd 2: Ch 4, 4 tr in same st, sc in next sc, 9 tr in next tr7tog, (sc in next sc, 9 tr in next tr9tog) 5 (5, 6) times, (sc in next sc, 9 tr in next tr7tog) twice, sc in next sc, 4 tr in same st as ch 4 and 4 tr at beg of rnd, sl st to top of starting ch 4. Change to B, do not turn.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, hdc in same st, *hdc in next 3 tr, hdc2tog, hdc in next 3 tr**, 3 hdc in next tr, rep from * around, ending last rep at ** hdc in same st as starting ch 2, sl st to top of ch 2, change to A, turn.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in ch 2, *tr9tog**, sc in next hdc, rep from * across ending last rep at **, sl st to starting sc, turn.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, 9 tr in tr9tog, cont in patt around, sl st in starting sc, turn.
Rnd 6: Ch 4, tr4tog, *ch 4, sc in next sc, ch 4**, tr9tog, rep from * around ending last rep at **, tr4tog (see note), sl st to top of ch 4.
Rnd 7: Ch 4, 4 tr in tr9tog, *sc in next sc, 9 tr in tr9tog, rep from * around, sc in next sc, 4 tr in same st at first 4 tr.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in ch 4, *ch 4, tr9tog ch 4**, sc in next tr, rep from * around ending last rep at **, sl st to starting sc, turn.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *9 tr in tr9tog**, sc in next sc, rep from around ending last rep at **, sl st to starting sc, change to B, do not turn.
Rnd 10: Sl st to next tr, ch 2, *hdc in next 3 tr, 3 hdc in next tr, hdc in next 3 tr**, hdc2tog, rep from * around ending last rep at **, yo, insert hook in next tr, yo, draw up loop, insert hook in starting ch 2, yo with A and draw A through, turn.
Rnd 11: Ch 4, tr4tog, *ch 4, sc in next hdc, ch 4**, tr9tog, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, tr4tog, fasten off.

Edging

Note that the edging begins with a buttonhole loop. Feel free to adjust their size to accommodate your button.
Using smaller hook, with RS facing, join B at bottom right corner of front.
Ch 1, sc in first row end, *work 2 more sc in row end, ch 4, turn, sk 1 sc, sl st to next sc, turn, work 4 sc in ch-4 just completed; continue working evenly spaced sc to next stripe in B, rep from * to top of front, work 2 sc around corner. Continuing around neckline, work 1 sc in base of each sc, 1 sc in each ch 2, 1 sc in base of each group of dc (in other words 4 sc in each patt rep) to tighten neckline. Continuing down left front edge, work evenly spaced sc across to bottom, fasten off.
Sew buttons opposite each buttonhole loop. yarn ball

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