Gather a colorful array of yarns from your collection and knit a dreamy convertible jacket! Begin with a seed stitch rectangle followed by a series of welts on the back. The sides and fronts are knit sideways in garter stitch with simple v-neck shaping. Then, work two rectangles for the shoulders and tapered seed stitch sleeves. Garter stitch short rows form the collar and another garter stitch rectangle forms the bottom band, all outlined in I-cord. Penguono is a fun short sleeved jacket during the day, but flip it upside down and it becomes a long dramatic coat for evening wear.
S [M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL] Shown in size L with a gauge of 16sts/36rows=4′/10cm.
The sample is worn with about 10′′ / 25cm of positive ease.
This pattern is written in six sizes based on gauge and yarn weight. Please refer to the gauge and size chart to select your size.
Garment is designed to fit with a dramatically oversized, boxy effect.
Chest circumference is determined by row gauge so you can mix yarns with a different needle and gauge for another size.
Use stash and scrap yarns of all weights by holding them together to get your desired gauge. Have fun and play with different fibers and adventurous color combinations.
Approximately 800 [900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300]g total
Start with a big pile of yarn and have lots of extra colors at hand so you have several options to choose from while you knit.
US 10.5 / 6.5mm circular in 40′′ / 100cm length (for XXL size) or size needed to obtain gauge
Refer to the recommended gauge in the size chart and select a needle that achieves that gauge. I recommend knitting a little swatch to experiment with colors and to determine which needle size you like for your fabric.
1 stitch marker, 1 split ring marker, tapestry needle
Instructions include when to break yarn after each section, but instructions do not indicate exactly what colors to use or when to stripe yarns. Those choices are totally up to you! Improvise and play with stripes and color blocks within each section. The instructions include several photos to use for color and construction reference.
As you knit each section, you can refer to this front and back view to visualize and plan your color choices. Each number corresponds to that section number in the written instructions.
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