Crystal Palace Yarns
Deco-Ribbon Jacket with Asymmetrical Front - knit with 3 colors
Designed & Knit by Marilyn Turner for Crystal Palace Yarns
A free knitting pattern from Crystal Palace
[Note: this pattern
was extensively revised March 14, 2005. Cast on st numbers were wrong in earlier
version. We apologize for the errors.]
Size: Sm:39 (Med:42, Lg:45, XLg:47, XXLg:50) inches finished bust measurement
Back Length: 21 (21, 22.5, 22.5, 24) inches
10 (11, 11, 12, 13) 50 gr. balls
Deco Ribbon col.111(A),
5 (6, 6, 7, 7) balls col. 119
1 (2, 2, 3) balls col.311 (C),
Crystal Palace Bamboo or
DAISY Needles size 10-3/4, size I or J crochet hook, 1 button.
(Note: See ideas and photos of other color combinations with link at
bottom of this pattern.)
See five alternate color combinations
See four more colorways using new colors of
Gauge: 18 sts and 28 rows equal 4" in Half Linen St.
(Note: Be sure to test the gauge - we have knitters who knit
loosely and get the
gauge on size 10s, some on 10.5s. If you are tight knitter, you may need to use
an 11. Also doing a swatch is a good way to learn the
stitch so your tension will be even in your knitting. Once you catch on to this
stitch is becomes quite fast to knit.)
sc = single crochet: Insert hook in next st, yarn over, draw yarn through
st, yarn over, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook = 1 rev sc
Stitch Pattern: Half Linen Stitch
(multiple of 2 sts + 1)
Row 1 * K1, with yarn in front slip 1 purl wise,* repeat betwn *s, end K1
Row 2 & 4 Purl
Row 3 K1 *K1 ,with yarn in front slip 1 purl wise * rep betwn *s to end, K2
Repeat Rows 1-4 for Half Linen Stitch.
Note: Always end sequence with Row 2 or
Row 4 and join new color on next right side row. This prevents 'striping' and
blends the two colors together.
WSR = wrong side row
RSR = right side row
EOR = every other row
With color A work for 7 (7, 8.5, 8.5, 10) in.
Alternate 2 rows B & 2 rows A for 4 in.
With color B work for 5 inches
Alternate 2 rows C & 2 rows B for 3.5 in.
Work with color C for 1 in.
Stripe Pattern for Sleeves*
With color A work 12.5 in. from turning of cuff.
Alternate 2 rows B & 2 rows A for 4 in.
With color B work 3 in.
Alternate 2 rows C & 2 rows B for 1 in.
* Note: You may have to adjust the length of the
Sleeve stripes because it is important that you begin the cap shaping at the
same stripe sequence as you did for the armhole bind off in order for the
stripes to match.
With A, cast on 89 (95, 101, 109, 115) sts.
Next Row (WSR): Purl.
Work in Half Linen St and stripe patt until piece measures 12 (12, 13, 13, and 14)
in. from beg ending with a WSR.
Shape armhole: Keeping in patt, Bind off at each armhole edge at beg of
EOR: 5 (5
,6, 5, 6) sts once, 0 (0, 0, 4, 4 ) sts each side once, then dec 1
st each side every RSR 3 (4, 4, 4, 4) times [73 (77, 81, 83, 87) sts. Work even
in est. patt until piece measures 21(21,
22.5, 22.5, 24) inches from beg. Bind off all sts.
With A, cast on 45 (47, 51, 55, 59) sts.
Next row (WSR): Purl
Work as for Back, shaping armhole, until piece meas. 18 (18, 19.5, 19.5, 21) in.
from beg - 37 (38, 41,42,45) sts.
Shape neck: Bind off 7 (7, 8, 8, 8) sts at neck edge once, 4(4, 4, 5, 5) sts once,
then dec 1 st every RSR 4 times - 22 (23,25,25,28) sts. Work even in patt until
piece measures same as Back. Bind off all sts.
Right Front: cast on 45 (47, 51, 55, 59) sts
Next Row: Purl (WSR)
Work in Half Linen St and stripe pattern, inc st every 8th row at the center
edge 14 (14, 16, 17, 17) times for the asymmetrical front; AT THE SAME TIME,
shape armhole same as Left Front - 51 (52,57,59,62) sts. Work until piece
meassures 18 (18,19.5,19.5,21) in. from beginning; AT THE SAME TIME, make one
button hole on a RSR about a ½ inch before neck shaping as follows: Work 5 sts,
Bind Off 5 sts work across row, purl back and using cable
cast on method, cast on 5 sts for button hole. Shape neck: Maintaining
pattern, Bind Off at neck edge at beg of EOR: 21 (21, 24, 25, 25) sts once,
4 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts once, then dec 1 st every RSR 4 times. Work even in pattern
until piece measures the same as Back. Bind Off rem 22 (23, 25, 25, 28)sts.
Sleeves: with A cast on 51 (53, 57, 59, 59) sts
Next row: Purl (WRS)
Work in Half Linen St and Sleeve Stripe pattern (see Note at top of this
pattern); AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st ea edge every 4th row 5 times ( 20 rows of pattern
completed for cuff).
Next row: (RSR) Purl for turning row.
Next row: (WSR) Purl. Work in Half Linen St and Sleeve Stripe patt; AT
THE SAME TIME inc 1 st each edge every 6th row 17 (17, 18, 17, and 19) times -
75 (77, 83, 85, 87) sts. Work even in established patt until sleeve is 18 in.
from beg making sure to end on the same stripe sequence row as Back and Fronts.
Shape Cap: Maintaining established patt, Bind off 5(5, 6, 5, 6) sts at
beg of next 2 rows. For Sizes Small & Medium only: dec 1 st each
edge every RSR 3 times, Bind off 4 sts at beg next 4 rows, then Bind off 5 sts
at beg of next 6 rows. Bind Off rem 13 (15) sts. For Sizes Lg, X-Lg & XXLg
only: Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 14
(12, 12) rows, then 0 (6, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Bind off rem 15 sts.
Finishing: Sew shoulder, side and sleeve seams.
Crochet trim: With I or J crochet hook and col. A
work 1 row rev single crochet (working from left to right) around front edges and neck
of jacket. Sew on button.
Alternate Deco-Ribbon color choices are many!
Here are some samples
of 5 other colorways.
copyright 2004 Crystal Palace
Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this pattern with
knitters. The pattern
may be used for
non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any
publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format
without permission. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Deco-Ribbon are
welcome to use this free patterns for their customers.