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minturn

by Heather Cabañas

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Minturn is one of my favorite mountain towns, and I love walking around the amazing downtown area. This jacket was inspired by my memories of walking with my boys with the cool mountain air surrounding us. Minturn is perfect for keeping little ones cozy on cold, winter days.

As a mom of two boys, I am always looking for patterns that are boyish or gender neutral, and I love knitting patterns with unique but uncomplicated stitches that amazing my non-knitting friends. Minturn is a perfect combination of those
two goals.


 


Sizes

12 months [2, 4, 6, 8, 10] years
Shown in size 6

Finished Measurements

Chest: 22 [25, 26½, 30, 32, 34½] inches. This pattern is intended to be worn over other clothes, so 2 inches of positive ease is included in each size.
Length: 13¼ [15, 16¾, 18½, 20½, 22½] inches

Materials

Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash [100% Superwash Merino Wool; 128 yards/116 meters per 3.5 ounce/100 gram hank];

1959 Deep Sapphire; 4 [5, 5, 6, 7, 8] hanks

Recommended needle sizes

US #11/8 mm 32 inch circular needle. A long circular needle is preferred to support the weight of the jacket as it is being knit.

Notions

4 stitch markers large enough for size 11 needles
stitch holders or scrap yarn
1 inch buttons - 4 [4, 5, 5, 5, 6]
Yarn needle

Gauge

18 sts and 18 rows = 4 inches in pattern stitch after blocking

Pattern Notes

This pattern is knit from the bottom up with raglan yoke construction. The 2 sleeves should be worked first, then the body of the coat. The entire coat is knit in a quilted ribbed pattern.

Quilted Ribbed Pattern (Multiple of 4 sts +1)
Row 1: K1, * p1, k1; repeat from * across.
Row 2 (RS): P1, * sl1 kwise wyib, kfb, k1, pass slipped st over last 3 sts made, p1; repeat from * across.
Row 3: K1, * p1, k1; repeat from * across.
Row 4: P1, k1, p1, * sl1 kwise wyib, kfb, k1, pass slipped st over last 3 sts made, p1; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, k1, p1.

Skills Required

Following an overall stitch pattern

Sleeves

Cast on 33 (37, 37, 41, 45, 49) sts.
Work in Quilted Rib Pattern until sleeve measures 6½ [7½, 8½, 10, 12, 13½] inches ending with Row 4 of pattern.

Armhole Shaping
Row 1: Bind off 5 sts, p1, (k1, p1) until 4 [4, 4, 4, 8, 8] sts remain.
Bind off remaining sts.

Cut yarn and place sts on a stitch holder. The Sleeve will be attached to the body later in the pattern using the live sts on the stitch holder.
Knit second sleeve following the same instructions.

Body

Cast on 109 [121, 129, 141, 153, 165] sts.
Work in Quilted Rib Pattern until body measures 8½ [9½, 10½, 12, 13½, 15] inches from cast on edge, ending with Row 4 of the pattern.
Row 1: K1, (p1, k1) 12 [12, 16, 16, 18, 18] times, bind off next 8 [8, 8, 8, 12, 12] sts, (you will have one purl st on the right needle following the bind off) (k1, p1) 22 [24, 24, 30, 28, 34] times, bind off next 8 [8, 8, 8, 12, 12] sts, (p1, k1) across.

Yoke

DetailYou will now join the sleeves to the body and begin your decreases for the yoke. When knitting across sleeve sts, make sure that the sleeve is now turned with RS facing.
Joining Body and Sleeves: P1, (sl1 kwise wyib, kfb, k1, pass slipped st over last 3 sts made, p1) across to bound off sts, pm, work in pattern across sts from one of the sleeves, pm, work in pattern across back sts, pm, work in pattern across sts from second sleeve, pm, work in pattern across.

Raglan Decreases
Row 1 and all odd rows: K1, (p1, k1) across, slipping markers as you come to them.
 
Row 2 (Decrease row): P1, k1, p1, * (sl1 kwise wyib, kfb, k1, psso the last 3 sts made, p1) across to 5 sts before marker, sl1 kwise wyib, kfb, k1, psso the last 3 sts made, ssk, slip marker, k2tog, p1; repeat from * 3 times more, (sl1 kwise wyib, kfb, k1, psso the last 3 sts made, p1) across to last 2 sts, k1, p1.

Row 4 (Decrease row): P1, * (sl1 kwise wyib, kfb, k1, psso the last 3 sts made, p1) across to 2 sts before marker, ssk, slip marker, k2tog, k1, p1; repeat from * 3 times more, *(sl1 kwise wyib, kfb, k1, psso the last 3 sts made, p1) across.

Row 6 (Decrease row): * P1, k1, p1, (sl1 kwise wyib, kfb, k1, psso the last 3 sts made, p1) across to 3 sts before marker, k1, ssk, slip marker, k2tog; repeat from * 3 times more, p1, k1, p1 *(sl1 kwise wyib, kfb, k1, psso the last 3 sts made, p1) across to last 2 sts, k1, p1.

Row 8 (Decrease row): P1, * (sl1 kwise wyib, kfb, k1, psso the last 3 sts made p1) across to 4 sts before marker, k1, p1, ssk, pm, k2tog; repeat from * 3 times more, (sl1 kwise wyib, kfb, k1, psso the last 3 sts made p1) across.

Repeat Rows 1-8, stopping at the end of the RS row when you have worked 11 [12, 14, 15, 16, 17] decrease rows: 53 [65, 57, 69, 65, 77] sts.

Sizes 4 and 8 Only
you will not have enough sleeve stitches left to do the normal decreases between the sleeve markers for your last decrease row. for your last row, you will need to follow the pattern for the row you are on until 2 sts before the marker, sl2 sts kwise, remove the marker, k1, p2sso the knit st, sl1 kwise, remove marker, sl1 additional st kwise, k1, p2sso the knit st, continue in pattern across to 2 sts before next marker, sl2 sts kwise, remove the marker, k1, p2sso the knit st, sl1 st kwise, remove marker, sl1 additional st kwise, k1, p2sso the knit st, continue in pattern until the end of the row.

Collar

Sizes 12 month, 4 and 8 Only
Row 1: K1, (p1, k1) across, removing any remaining markers as you come to them.

Size 2, 6, and 10 Only
Row 1: * Work in pattern across to 2 sts before marker, ssk, remove marker, k2tog; repeat from * 3 times more, work in pattern across.

All Sizes
Row 2: Bind off 4 sts, (p1, k1) across.
Row 3: Bind off 4 sts, * sl1 kwise wyib, kfb, k1, pass slipped st over last 3 sts made, p1; repeat from * across. Knitting the pattern stitch on the WS allows the RS pattern to show on the Collar once it is folded over.
Continue in pattern for 2½ [3, 3, 3½, 4, 4] inches.
Bind off all sts.

FINISHING

Sew Sleeve seam from cuff to underarm. Using the same piece of yarn, sew closed the bound off underarm stitches from the body with the bound off sleeve stitches. Repeat for the second sleeve.

To make the button loops, you will be using the sewn button loop technique. You can choose where to place your buttons and how many buttons based on your preferences. You can view a tutorial here.
1. Thread your needle and attach the yarn to the WS of your work by weaving it into the fabric. Bring it to the RS where you want the loop to begin.
2. Loop the thread over your finger to create a loop big enough to fit your button through, and bring the needle through the work from RS to WS. I find that my middle finger is the perfect size for this, but ensure that it will be large enough to fit the buttons you have selected. Insert the needle back into the first hole while maintaining the correct size loop. This will create a double length of yarn to help reinforce your button loop.
3. Looking at the RS of the jacket, hold the work in your left hand and with your left middle finger behind the loop. Bring the thread up and behind/over your finger and through the loop from WS to RS.
4. Bring the needle through the loop of thread caught on your finger from front to back to create a knot. Remove your finger.
5. Pull the thread tight, sliding the stitch you’ve just made up against the left side of your loop.
6. Repeat steps 3-5 until the loop is covered by knot stitches. Weave in ends. Repeat for all additional button loops.

Sew buttons to correspond with your placement of the button loops. A tip for sewing on buttons with bulky yarn is to cut a length of yarn for sewing the button and separate the plies of the yarn. You can then sew the button on with one ply of the yarn.

Weave in all ends, wash and gently block to measurements while drying flat.

Schematic

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Heather Cabañas is knitwear designer and indie yarn dyer. Heather is passionate about all things yarn and knitting related, and she loves the creative outlet that designing provides. She is kept entertained by her 2 young boys and wonderful husband. You can find more information about Heather and her designs at her blog, and on Ravelry as wskbyheather.

 

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