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The Rita was inspired by a knitting friend who brought patterns asking if I thought they would work as a casual coatigan style. It was difficult to find a contemporary version.
I decided it would be faster to make up a new jacket pattern. Rita knit a beautiful rich pink tweed one and I was inspired to add the design to the collection as a knitting pattern. The plan is to expand on these successful size versions.
For now I am happy to advise on stitch adjustments.
The pattern is written (no graphs) and piece knit, separate back and fronts.
The pockets are option and maybe be adjusted, we now knit them TWO half diamonds tall to better accommodate a phone.
VELVET BUTTONS SHOWN are available or you may request a co-ordinating Donegal tweed. A picture of the buttons can be sent before shipping.
100% new merino wool dyed and spun locally here in Donegal.
Weight Aran weight
Needles Size 5mm or 4.5 mm for firmer knit (US 7 or 8 )
Gauge in Stockinette on 5 mm 18 sts and 24 rows for 4ins (10cm) square
Medium: 800 g (1600 yards plus) of yarn, the pattern and 5 covered buttons made to match, of course the pattern too!
Large: 900 g (900 yards plus) of yarn, the pattern and 5 covered buttons made to match, of course the pattern too!
NOTE The sizing as written is generous, the cross chest on the medium being 42-44 ins and on the large 44-46ins
You will need a darning/tapestry needle for sewing up and scissors.
All dyes conform with EU REACH standards and all fleece is ethically sourced
Care As our wool knitwear, See "how to care for me" details below
Lead time Ships week of order unless you are notified otherwise