Project Notes » Shawl Collar Jacket


My sister picked this project out of Vogue Knitting for her birthday. She loved the color and everything. The Fiesta yarn it called for was way out of budget and she said “Just use regular yarn”. As if! But Wool-Ease worked well.


Altered symbols:

2-stitch decrease (the /\ over the 3 on rows 4 and 16): This should reduce 3 stitches to 1 stitch, much like the 4-stitch decrease. Slip 1 stitch knitwise, k2tog, psso.

inverse p2tog (replaces 1st p2tog on rows 4 & 6 and 2nd p2tog on rows 16 & 18): slip 2 knitwise, slip both back to LHN, p2tog through backloops. (WHY: This reverses the angle of the 2-stitch purl to give a symmetrical appearance on the wrong side of the fabric. I know this is picky, but I wanted the back to look good on the wrong side)


Must divide for armholes @ 280 stitches in pattern (around row 109 - row 13 on pattern). After splitting for armholes, increase or decrease as necessary to maintain pattern edge in chart — i.e. your last stitch in each row should be the stitch on the edge of the 30-st repeat. If you do not follow this rule, you will either have additional or missing stitches when you reach the desired length.


Casting on new stitches wasn’t working out so well. Instead I increase as needed by adding a yarn-over on the previous row just before the selvedge stitch (or one and two stitches before selvedge).

When finishing the sleeves, sew the sleeve seam and then work the cuffs before attaching to body. It’s much easier this way.


Finished body:

Start of a sleeve:

Lisa modelling it: