Poodle Loop Fur Jacket


Source:  http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2010/09/loop-de-loop.html

Jacket with poodle loop fur front, style no. 6940

Sizes with Blocked Bust Measurements: 12 (36”), 14 (38”), 16 (40”), 18 (42”)
Materials: Brunswick Germantown Knitting Worsted (4 oz sks) No. 476 Straw Heather 4 (4, 5, 5)
Knitting needles No. 4 and 8. 22” separating zipper.

Gauge:
5 sts = 1”.

back:
With No. 4 needles cast on 84 (88, 92, 96) sts and work in k 1, p 1 ribbing for 3 ½”. Change to No. 8 needles and work in stockinette st until piece measures 13” or desired length to underarm.

Shape Armhole: Bind off 3 sts at beg next 2 rows, then dec 1 st each side every other row, 8 times, then every 4th row, 4 times, then every 6th row once – 52 (56, 60, 64). Work even on sts until armhole measures 6 ½ (6 ¾, 7, 7 ¼) inches.

Shape Shoulder: At the beg next 4 rows bind off 5 (5, 5, 6) sts and at the beg next 2 rows bind off 5 (6, 7, 7) sts. Put rem 22 (24, 26, 26) sts on holder for back of neck.

front:
With No. 4 needle cast on 42 (44, 46, 48) sts and work in k 1, p 1 ribbing for 3 ½”. Change to No. 8 needles and work in stockinette st until piece measures 13” or desired length to underarm.

Shape Armhole: Bind off 3 sts at beg next arm edge row, then dec 1 st at beg every other arm edge row, 8 times, then every 4th row 4 times, then every 6th row, once 26 (28, 30, 32) sts rem.

Shape Neck: Bind off 8 (9, 9, 9) sts, then dec 1 st every other row 3 (3, 4, 4) times. At the same time when armhole measures 6 ½ (6 ¾, 7, 7 ¼) inches shape Shoulder: At arm edge bind off 5 (5, 5, 6) sts twice and 5 (6, 7, 7) sts once.

sleeves:
With No. 4 needle cast on 38 (40, 42, 44) sts and work k1, p 1 ribbing for 6”. Change to No. 8 needles and work in stockinette st, inc’ing 1 st each side every 4th row until there are 68 (70, 72, 74) sts. Work even until sleeve measures 17 (17 ½, 17 ½, 18) inches or desired length to underarm.

Shape Cap and Saddle:
Bind off 3 sts at beg next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each side every row, 4 times, then every other row 11 (12, 13, 14) times then every 4th row, 1 time 30 (30, 30, 30) sts rem. Work until same length as back armhole. Mark each end of last row. Dec 1 st each side every 4th row, 3 times, then every other row, 4 times. Work on 16 sts to same length as bound off edges of shoulder, from mark. Place rem sts on holder.

finishing and neckband:

Sew sleeves and underarm seams. Sew sleeves and saddle in place.

With No. 4 needle pick up and knit 12 (12, 13, 14) sts along front of neck, pick up and knit the 16 sts of sleeve, pick up and knit the 22 (24, 26, 26) sts of back, 16 sts of other sleeve and 12 (12, 13, 14) sts on other front 78 (80, 84, 86) sts.

Change to No. 8 needles and work k 1, p 1 ribbing for 3”. Change to No. 4 needles and work k1, p 1 ribbing for 2 more inches. Bind off in ribbing pattern. Sew 22” zipper under front edges.

Thread yarn into a large needle, double and tie knot in end. Loops are worked by inserting needle from underneath to start.

Insert needle down and up again making a short st, draw thread through leaving a ½” loop, move over about ¼” and take another short st leaving loop as before. Make 4 or 5 loops, then anchor by drawing thread all the way down tight instead of leaving a loop. Now begin loops again in same place.

Cover entire sweater front with these loops anchored every 4 or 5 loops. Steam press sweater.

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