Moto Jacket has ultimate versatility. It can be worn three different ways: swingy and open, partially buttoned with a wide collar, or buttoned up completely with a sculptural collar. This revised version is from the book Home & Away: Knits for Everyday Adventures by Hannah Fettig, the designer behind Knitbot.
The pictured sweater from this book is knitted seamless from the top down. If you prefer seamed knits, a second set of instructions is included to knit the cardigan in pieces. This will yield the same result. For more on why you might choose one construction method over the other, see page 40 of the book. In both versions, the collar, button band and buttonhole band are picked up and knitted last.
If you are in-between sizes, Hannah suggests sizing up for this design. When choosing your size it is always a good idea to check your actual body measurements against all the measurements given in the pattern schematic.
GIFT SET includes selected yarn and the Book Home & Away: Knits for Everyday Adventures. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Savannah Dk by Fibre Company (50% Merino Wool / 20% Cotton / 15% Soy Silk / 15% Linen; 50g/160yds). This yarn has been discontinued. Please choose from yarns listed below.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Chicadee by Quince & Co. (100% American Wool; 50g/181yds): 8 (9, 10, 10, 11) (12, 13, 14, 15) Skeins. Shown in Storm.
ALTERNATE YARN: Luma by Fibre Company (50% Merino Wool / 25% Organic Cotton /15% Linen /10% Silk; 50g/137yds): 10 (11, 12, 14, 15) (16, 17, 18, 19) Skeins. Luma replaced Savannah in the Fibre Company lineup in the fall of 2016. Please pick Luma if you would like an almost identical yarn base of the original pattern shown. Please note that Luma may knit up at a slightly bigger gauge, so please swatch and block accordingly. PRE-ORDER now available in any color. Please allow at least 10 business days for shipping to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Arroyo by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/335yds): 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) (7, 7, 8, 8) Skeins. Malabrigo is well-known for their beautiful colorways produced from kettle-dyeing yarn. With rich tonal variations and depth of color, you are sure to be impressed. Add the super soft silkiness of Merino wool and easy care washing, and you have the perfect garment!
NEEDLES: Size US 5 / 3.75mm 32" circular needle & set Double Points, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers (some removable), Stitch Holders or waste yarn, Tapestry needle, 11 (11, 11, 11, 11, 12) (12, 13, 13, 13) .5" buttons, sewing needle & matching thread
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
GAUGE: 24 sts x 32 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch
SIZE: S (M, L, XL, XXL) (3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL)Modeled with .5" of negative ease.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust 33 (36, 39, 42, 45) [48, 51, 54, 57]"
YARDAGE: 1375 (1500, 1650, 1800, 1925) (2100, 2225, 2400, 2575) yds
Moto Jacket images courtesy of Daniel Hudson Photography