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Knit a Lourdes Jacket

Complete your essential outerwear wardrobe this season with on-trend knitted pieces, ideal for throwing over your shoulders before stepping out into the cold.

This Lourdes jacket features a handsome collar and attractive detailing, making it a cosy go-to piece. Plus, whenever someone asks you admiringly where you got it from, you can tell them that you made it yourself. There's little better than a warm jacket on a brisk day, except perhaps well-deserved bragging rights.

This project is taken from Essential Outerwear by Quail Studio, RRP £12.99, available online, in the Yodomo Online Bookshop & from all good bookshops.

Please note that this project is for experienced knitters. If you're not yet a knitter, or if you'd like to refresh your skills, take a look at our various courses and kits that will help you become an expert.

Woman wearing Lourdes knit jacket in a warm light grey colour

SIZE

To fit bust
71-76 81-86 91-97 102-107 112-117 122-127 132-137 142-147 152-157 cm
28-30 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 48-50 52-54 56-58 60-62 in
Actual bust measurement of garment
98 108 118 128 138 148 158 168 178 cm
39 43 47 50½ 54½ 58½ 62 66 70 in

YARN

Big Wool
11 11 12 12 13 13 14 14 15 x 100gm
(photographed in Concrete 61)

NEEDLES

1 pair 7mm (no 10/11) (US 10½) needles

TENSION

12 sts and 20 rows to 10cm/4in measured over moss stitch using 7mm (US 10½) needles

EXTRAS

Stitch markers

BACK

Using 7mm (US 10½) needles, cast on 59 [65: 71: 77: 83: 89: 95: 101: 107] sts.
Row 1 (RS): K1, *P1, K1, rep from * to end.
Row 2 (WS): K1, *P1, K1, rep from * to end.
These 2 rows form moss st.
Cont in moss st for a further 10 rows, ending with a RS row.
Next row (RS): Purl.
Next row: Knit.
Beg with row 1, cont in moss st throughout as folls:
Cont straight until back meas 38 [38: 38: 39: 39: 39: 40: 40: 40] cm, ending with RS facing for next row.
Place stitch marker at each end of next RS row to denote start of armholes.
Cont straight until armhole meas 19 [20: 21: 23: 24: 24: 25: 25: 26] cm from markers, ending with
RS facing for next row.
Shape shoulder
Cast off 9 [11: 12: 13: 15: 16: 17: 18: 20] sts at beg of next 2 rows, 10 [11: 12: 14: 15: 16: 18:
19: 20] sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Cast off rem 21 [21: 23: 23: 23: 25: 25: 27: 27] sts for back of neck.

Close-up of Lourdes knitted jacket

LEFT FRONT

Using 7mm (US 10½) needles, cast on 33 [37: 39: 43: 45: 49: 51: 55: 57] sts.
Work in moss st as given for back for 12 rows, ending with RS facing for next row.
Next row (RS): Purl.
Next row: Knit.
Beg with row 1, cont in moss st throughout as folls:
Cont straight until left front meas 38 [38: 38: 39: 39: 39: 40: 40: 40] cm, ending with RS facing
for next row.
Place stitch marker at beg of next RS row to denote start of armhole.
Cont straight until armhole meas 1 row less than back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with
WS facing for next row.
Shape neck and shoulder
Next row (WS): Cast off 8 [9: 9: 10: 9: 11: 10: 12: 11] sts, patt to end.
Next row (RS): Cast off 9 [11: 12: 13: 15: 16: 17: 18: 20] sts, patt to end.
Next row (WS): Cast off 3 sts, patt to end.
Next row (RS): Cast off 10 [11: 12: 14: 15: 16: 18: 19: 20] sts, patt to end.
Cast off rem 3 sts.

RIGHT FRONT

Using 7mm (US 10½) needles, cast on 33 [37: 39: 43: 45: 49: 51: 55: 57] sts.
Work in moss st as given for back for 12 rows, ending with RS facing for next row.
Next row (RS): Purl.
Next row: Knit.
Beg with row 1, cont in moss st throughout as folls:
Cont straight until right front meas 38 [38: 38: 39: 39: 39: 40: 40: 40] cm, ending with RS facing for next row.
Place stitch marker at end of next RS row to denote start of armhole.
Cont straight until armhole meas 2 rows less than back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with
RS facing for next row.
Shape neck and shoulder
Next row (RS): Cast off 8 [9: 9: 10: 9: 11: 10: 12: 11] sts, patt to end.
Work 1 row.
Next row (RS): Cast off 3 sts, patt to end.
Next row (WS): Cast off 9 [11: 12: 13: 15: 16: 17: 18: 20] sts, patt to end.
Next row (RS): Cast off 3 sts, patt to end.
Cast off rem 10 [11: 12: 14: 15: 16: 18: 19: 20] sts.

The Lourdes knit collared jacket in a warm light grey

SLEEVES

Using 7mm (US 10½) needles, cast on 25 [27: 27: 27: 29: 29: 29: 31: 31] sts.
Work in moss st as given for back for 16 rows, ending with RS facing for next row.
Next row (RS): Purl.
Next row: Knit.
Beg with row 1, cont in moss st throughout and taking increases into pattern work as folls;
Inc 1 st at each end of 7th and every foll –[ -: 4th: 4th: 4th: 4th: 4th: 4th: 4th] row to - [-: 41: 51: 53: 53: 59: 55: 61] sts, then every foll 6th row to 45 [49: 51: 55: 57: 57: 61: 61: 63] sts.
Cont straight until sleeve meas 45 [45: 45: 46: 46: 46: 46: 47: 47] cm, ending with RS facing for
next row.
Cast off all sts in patt.

MAKING UP

Block as described on information page.
Join shoulder seams.
Collar
With RS facing and using 7mm (US 10½) needle, beg at right front neck edge, pick and up and knit
17 [18: 18: 19: 19: 19: 19: 21: 21] sts evenly along right front neck edge, 21 [21: 23: 23: 23: 25: 25:
27: 27] sts along back neck and 17 [18: 18: 19: 19: 19: 19: 21: 21] sts along left front edge. 55 [57: 59: 61: 61: 63: 63: 69: 69] sts.
Work in moss st for 10cm/4in, ending with RS facing for next row.
Next row (RS): Purl.
Cast off all sts knitwise.
Side collar edging
With RS facing and using 7mm (US 10½) needle, pick and up and purl 18 sts along one side edge of front collar. Cast off all sts knitwise. Work in same way along other collar edge.
Sew top of sleeve to front and back between armhole markers. Join side and sleeve seams.

Template layout for Lourdes jacket

Congratulations on completing your Lourdes jacket! We hope you enjoyed making it, and that you'll love wearing it frequently. We'd love to see your creation, so be sure to upload an image of what you've made and tag @yodomo.co or hashtag #yodomomakes, and we'll share it with our community.

Want to knit even more fashionable and fun outerwear? Pick up a copy of Essential Outerwear by Quail Studio from the Yodomo Bookshop.

Book cover of Essential Outerwear by Quail Studio

Essential Outerwear by Quail Studio, RRP £12.99, available online & from all good bookshops.

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