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Dapper by Alana Dakos

Alana Dakos

Grey Heather N03
Charcoal 880
Black Oak 800
Limestone 144
Toffee Bar 750
Stone 701
Ash 720
Blue Marina 505
Grey Harbor 1304
Storm Cloud 1301
Wild Thyme 1306
Gravel Road 1302
Thermal Spring 1318
PRE-ORDER any 1 color
Desert Blush BAL
Porcupine BAL
Coal BAL
Onyx BAL
Sapphire BAL
Igneous BAL
Travertine BAL
Pattern Only

The little guy in your life will look so very dapper in this tiny knitted blazer.  Knit in squishy Garter Stitch, this jacket is complete with all of the pleats, button bands, and pockets of a traditional suit coat.  The handsome notched collar and button bands are worked right into the jacket fronts for reduced finishing work at the end.

Pattern Kit includes .pdf file & printed pattern as well as selected yarn and 1" buttons. For yarn winding services, click here.  Click any link below to see all of our stocked colors. 

 Worsted Weight

DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Cascade Yarns 220 Heathers (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 100g/220 yds): 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) Skeins.

ALTERNATE YARN: NatureSpun Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (100% USA Wool; 100g/245 yds): 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) Skeins.  Durable, strong, staple yarn made 100% in the USA!  Solids & heathers only.  

ALTERNATE YARN: Woolstok by Blue Sky Fibers (100% Peruvian Fine Highland Wool; 50g/123 yds): 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8) Skeins. Please use color Grey Harbor to closely match the hat in the images.  This heathered and soft wool comes from Peru and is wonderfully soft, but not as soft as merino wool.  Very durable and can be knit several times without any fraying, just like NatureSpun.  Heathering adds extra depth and different colored "hairs" in the finished hat.  PRE-ORDER now available in any color.  Please allow an extra 7 business days for your PRE-ORDER to arrive at your location.

ALTERNATE YARN: Balance by  O-Wool (50% organic merino / 50% certifiedl organic Texas cotton; 50g/130 yds): 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8) Skeins.  A perfect yarn for warmer climates.  Milled & dyed in Northwestern United States. This yarn has been discontinued and will not be available much longer.

ALTERNATE YARN: Loch Lomond by BC Garn (100% Scottish Wool;50g/164yds): 4 (4, 4, 5, 6, 6) Skeins.  This beautiful flecked tweed yarn is made in Scotland and is a perfect selection for Dapper in a slightly lighter weight.  Please select the number of skeins by clicking the link above.

SIZES: 2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Child- Chest: 24.75 (26.75, 28.75, 30.75, 32.75, 34.75)" x Length: 14.5 (15.5, 16.5, 18.5, 20, 21)" Designed with 2-3" of positive ease.
YARDAGE: 500 (550, 625, 725, 825, 925) yds
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - small circular knitting, button holes, shaping

NEEDLES: Size US 7 / 4.5mm 32" Circular Needles x 2, or size needed to obtain gauge 
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, Stitch holders or waste yarn, 9 (9, 9, 10 10, 10) buttons measuring 1" diameter
GAUGE: 20sts x 40 rows rows = 4" in garter stitch

A Special Note: We recommend making 1 size larger than your child's current size so that the blazer will fit for an entire season.  Simply roll the cuffs up while he or she growns into the jacket.  

Images courtesy of Cindy Pilon with yarn images by Yarn Loop

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