Open call for testknitters – The Stargazer Jacket

The Stargazer Jacket is the ideal garment to wrap around yourself in the colder months. The yarn used for the design – 2 strands of 100% wool and 1 strand of Baby Alpaca – make it thick and solid against chilly winds.

The pattern is worked from the top-down and entirely in one piece, which means no sewing or assembling is needed at all. Also, working from the top down allows you to adjust the length of the cardigan and sleeves for your perfect fit.

Starting at the collar, you work your way down, by first shaping the shoulders with separate saddle shoulders. After that, the back and front parts are knit separately by picking up stitches along the longer sides of the saddle shoulders and joining the stitches from the collar. Once all three parts of the upper body are completed, they are joined in order to continue working the lower body in one piece.

The sleeves are also worked in one piece from the top down, starting at the saddle shoulders, using working with short rows to progressively join the stitches picked up along the armholes.

The buttonbands and buttonholes are worked simultaneously all along the front of the cardigan.

Sizes:

2XS (XS, S, M) [L, XL, 2XL] {3XL, 4XL, 5XL}

Size guide

BUST CIRC. (to fit): 81 (86, 91, 96) [101, 106, 111] {116, 121, 127} // 32 (34, 36, 38) [40, 42, 44] {46, 48, 50}”

BUST CIRC.(finished measurements): 99 (104, 109, 114) [119, 124, 129] {134, 139, 143} cm // 39 (41, 43, 45) [46,75, 48,75, 50,75] {52,75, 54,75, 56,25}”

Needles:

Circular needle 4 mm (US 6), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length

Circular needle 4 mm (US 6), 40 cm (16”) in length or double-pointed needles

gauge:

10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 16 sts x 24 rows in stockinette stitch on 4 mm (US 6) needle

Materials:

1 thread worsted weight yarn or different yarns held together to get indicated gauge.

For this model, 3 threads were held together: 2 threads BC Garn Bio Shetland (100% pure wool) and 1 thread BC Garn Baby Alpaca (100% pure Alpaca)

Yarn usage for model (3 strands):

BC Garn Bio Shetland (50 g / 280 m // 306 yds) : 7 (7, 8, 8) [8, 9, 9] {10, 10, 11} skeins

Meters: 1723 (1866, 1991, 2098) [2213, 2364, 2443] {2598, 2687, 2828}
Yardage: 1885 (2041, 2178, 2295) [2421, 2586, 2673] {2842, 2940, 3094}

BC Garn Baby Alpaca (50 g / 250 m // 820 yards) : 4 (4, 4, 4) [5, 5, 5] {5, 6, 6} skeins

Meters: 805 (871, 930, 979) [1033, 1104, 1141] {1213, 1254, 1320}

Yardage: 881 (953, 1017, 1071) [1130, 1208, 1248] {1327, 1372, 1444}

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