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Knitweave jacket - by Loulou Pirotte


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Inspiration:  I have always been intrigued by dressmaker and tailoring details. This is a very popular dressmaker shape. But, it is important to remember that, whatever the type of dressmaker garment we want to knit, the knitted version will be different, in its fabric, from the original which is usually woven. Knitted garments will also require different construction methods. (See below: Shape).    

Size: petite (Bust - waist - hips: 88 - 68 - 88 cm)

Category: **

Machine: Brother electronic standard gauge KH970.


Total amount used: 460 grs.

Tension: 8 - The weaving yarn is threaded through the tension mast.

Gauge: 10 x 10 cm: 25 stitches x 42 rows.

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Stitch pattern:

Pattern #461 in the Stitch World book. This pattern is in DesignaKnit 8’s library (Stitch patterns/Brother/Stitch_World).

I used KCII as I found the edges were neater.

Knitting method: R

Stitch pattern and shape are integrated.


The  basic shape (back, fronts and sleeve) was created in Standard Garment Styling and tweaked in Original Pattern Drafting.

Knitting tips

Start on waste yarn, knit one row with ravel cord and e-wrap cast on. The hem, up to the fold line, is knitted at main tension - 2, with the main yarn and only 1 strand of the weaving yarn to avoid bulk. The fold line is knitted at main tension - 6 so that the knitting will fold towards the knit side  (in knitweave: the wrong side, i.e. the side away from you while knitting) and the hem will not stick out around the bottom.

Cast on the total number of needles required for the largest width of the piece (i.e. Ln41-Rn41), set carriage to hold and put Ln41-Ln30 and Rn30-Rn41 into hold.
Next, pick up (put back into working position) x needles, as instructed by DesignaKnit.