Nine Patch

$12.00 USD

Nine Patch is a fun intarsia cardigan, covered in quilt inspired checks - it’s perfect for playing with color or using leftover yarn. You get to choose whether you knit it with sleeves or as a vest - instructions for both are included. This pattern is a rebooted version of a quilt jacket Julie knit in 1995, so it's full of nostalgia - just like a quilt should be. Use scrap materials from old projects and get swept away in memories of past patterns. Or maybe you opt to play with gradient yarn like Julie did with the vest version. Whatever you do, have fun with it and make it your own! That’s what this sweater is all about.

The pattern begins as Cocoknits Method with the creation of an upper back, shoulders, and fronts - but the sleeves are picked up and knitted down after the body is complete. This way you can decide if you want to continue with sleeves or finish the armholes with ribbing to make a vest. Once the preferred body length is reached, the body stitches are held, then stitches are picked up around the neckline and along the fronts, and a hem is knitted and stitched down all around.

This is a Cocoknits Method pattern.

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Before Purchasing This Pattern

This pattern uses a modified Cocoknits Method with English tailored shoulders. The techniques and page numbers refer to the Cocoknits Sweater Workshop, but the Cocoknits Worksheet is not required. Tutorials and videos for techniques can also be found at Cocoknits.com under “Learn."

Sizes

Small (Medium, Large, 1X)(2X, 3X, 4X)

Finished Measurements

  • Finished Bust: 31.5 (37.5, 44, 50)(56.5, 63, 69)” / 80 (95, 112, 127)(144, 160, 175) cm
  • Finished Length: 18 (19, 20.75, 21.75)( 22.5, 24, 25.5)” / 46 (48, 53, 55.5)(57, 61, 65) cm

Materials

Yarn for Sweater Version

  • MC: 850 (900, 1000, 1100)(1200, 1300, 1400) yards / 777 (823, 914, 1006) (1097, 1189, 1280) meters of fingering - sport weight yarn 
  • CC: 250 (300, 400, 500)(600, 700, 800) yards / 229 (274, 366, 457)(549, 640, 732) meters of fingering - sport weight yarn, total of all colors

NOTE: This assumes CC as edging. Adjust proportions as necessary. To emulate the colorful sweater versions, try using 12-14 colors. If using stash yarns, it’s okay if the yarns are slightly heavier or lighter than the MC. If yarn is very thin, use it doubled. If too thick, and plied, try removing a ply (or plies) to make it work. Each patch requires approx 2.25 yds / 2.25 m of yarn.

Shown in:

Version A

The Grey Sheep Co Stein Fine Wool 4ply (solid ivory MC)

  • 50% Merino, 50% Gotland; 361 yds / 330 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein 3 (3, 3, 3)(4, 4, 4) skeins in Frappacino
  • CC yarns were all stash yarns, mostly naturally dyed yarns from A Verb For Keeping Warm.

Version B

A Verb For Keeping Warm Flock (gradient ivory to gray MC)

  • 100% Organic NM Rambouillet Wool; 290 yds / 265 m per 1.75 oz / 50 g skein MC: 3 (4, 4, 4)(5, 5, 5) skeins in Granite
  • CC: 9 assorted colors
  • Additional CC yarn: 3-4 additional colors from stash.

Yarn for Vest Version

  • 850 (900, 1000, 1200)(1400, 1600, 1800) yards / 777 (823, 914, 1097)(1280, 1463, 1646) meters of fingering - sport weight yarn that gets gauge.
  • Approximate breakdown for each color:
    • MC: 620 (640, 690, 830)(960, 1080, 1160) yards / 567 (585, 631, 759)(878, 988, 1061) meters
    • CC: 230 (260, 310, 370)(440, 520, 600) yards / 210 (238, 283, 338)(402, 475, 549) meters

Shown in:

A Verb For Keeping Warm Flock

  • 100% Organic NM Rambouillet Wool; 290 yds / 265 m per 1.75 oz / 50 g skein
  • MC: 3 (3, 3, 3)(4, 4, 4) skeins in Bay Sailor
  • CC: 1 (1, 2, 2)(2, 2, 3) skeins in Granite

Notions

Needles

  • US 5 / 3.75 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge) circular needle, 32” / 80 cm or longer, for body and sleeves (see page 19 for information on length). Needle should be long enough to do Magic Loop on Sleeves (or use dpns)
  • US 3 / 3.25 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm or longer (for trim)
  • US 1-2 / 2.25-2.75 mm needle for working bind-off
  • US 0-1 / 2-2.25 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm or longer (for picking up stitches)

Gauge

23 sts and 36 rows / rnds = 4” / 10 cm square in St st on largest needles

Errata

Finishing

On p. 18, the finishing instructions should include:

Front Chart

The  pattern placement for the Front chart on p. 9 was incorrect for sizes Small, Large, 2X and 4X. The pattern was revised on 8/9/22 and the new pdf was sent to all Ravelry and Cocoknits.com purchasers. The change on p. 9 was the only correction.

  • If you bought a printed copy at your LYS, contact , telling us where you bought the pattern, and we will email you the corrected p.9.
 
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