Back in the Saddle - c. 2016


BACK IN THE SADDLE




Back in the Saddle is a one-piece, top-down cardigan. The yoke is worked using contiguous increases to create a saddle shoulder from the top. The shoulder caps are shaped using short rows, giving the jacket a tailored look. Then contiguous set-in sleeves are worked down to the underarms. The yoke ribbing adds a certain “spiffiness” to this boy's jacket. The button bands or zippered edges are picked up after the body of the jacket has been completed and are finished with an i-cord bind off.
Please be aware that the project shown is a Child size 12, however, my son is 10 and a half. I wanted this jacket to last a while so he has some room to grow!


LANGUAGES

Back in the Saddle is available in English and German.

SIZES

Baby Sizes 3 months (6 months, 9 months) / Children Sizes 1 Year (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 8, 10, 12)

Intended for a measured chest circumference of
16" (17", 18"); 20" (21", 22", 23", 24")(25", 27", 28", 30") /
40.5 (43, 46); 51 (53, 56, 58.5, 61)(63.5, 68.5, 71, 76) cm


EASE

Measure your child's actual chest circumference at its fullest point. This jacket is designed with 4” (10 cm) of ease at the chest, which is refected in the "finished" schematic measurements in the pattern. Therefore, you should choose the size that corresponds to this recommended amount of ease, regardless of your child's age.

FINISHED MEASURMENTS

Finished chest circumference (including 4" of ease)
20" (21", 22"); 24" (25", 26", 27", 28")(29", 31", 32", 34") /
51 (53, 56); 61 (63.5, 66, 68.5, 71)(73.5, 78.5, 81, 86.5) cm


Finished armhole depth
4" (4", 4.5"); 4.5" (5", 5", 5.5", 6")(6.5", 7", 7.5", 8") /
10 (10, 11.5); 11.5 (12.5, 12.5, 14, 15)(16.5, 18, 19, 20) cm


GAUGE

20 stitches x 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on size US 7 (4.5 mm) needles (or size needed to get gauge), measured on a washed and blocked swatch.

DIFFICULTY

Intermediate: This pattern is knit from the top-down, beginning with the collar. There are some difficult increases that are worked into the rib pattern on both the right side and wrong side of the work (m1R, m1L, m1pR, m1pL). There is also a detail introduction to the "shadow wrap" short row method, which I highly recommend. You must also know how to pick up stitches from a finished edge along the underarms when working the sleeves.

NEEDLES

3 sets of US Size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles (or size needed to achieve gauge) for body, sleeves and pockets; US Size 5 (3.75 mm) for ribbing, US Size 9 (5.5 mm) for i-cord and regular bind-offs.
Tapestry needle.


YARN

Malabrigo Rios, by malabrigo yarns / 210 yards (192 meters) per 100g skein

Main Color requirements Infant Sizes 3 (6, 9 months):
250 (300, 325) yards / 230 (260, 290) meters

Main Color requirements Child Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 8, 10, 12 Years):
375 (425, 450, 525, 575)(625, 725, 825, 925) yards /
330 (375, 415, 475, 515)(570, 660, 750, 850) meters

Contrast Color requirements:
Approximately 50 to 100 yards depending on size. Feel free to use up stash yarn!
Yardage requirements varies between knitters as well as yarn types, the above mentioned requirements are estimates. If you do decide to substitute a different yarn, please be sure that it is of a similar content, to ensure that the drape and look of the finished garment will turn out as you expect it to be.

OTHER MATERIALS

Scrap Yarn
Stitch Markers in several different colors







Copyright: Please respect the moral rights of independent designers. The copyright of this pattern remains with the author. This pattern is provided for personal home use only. It should not be sold. Commercial use of this pattern is a violation of the copyright. Selling products made from this pattern or distributing this pattern in any manner is prohibited under the copyright unless Amanda Woeger has granted express written permission.