I am thrilled to announce that The Scarlet Letterman’s Jacket has joined officially joined the Kniterary collection, and is available as a Ravely Download.
A PDF will be emailed to you by Ravelry. You don’t need to be a Ravelry member to order, but if you are, the PDF will show up in your library. If you are a member of Ravelry, you can view the Scarlet Letterman’s Jacket here.
Or you can go old school and purchase the pattern from our Etsy store.
This sweater is for all you hip cats that like to wear your hearts on your sleeves. Well, in this case, on your pockets. Perfect for a night out at the Soda Shop with your main squeeze, the sweater was inspired by the letterman’s cardigans made popular in the 1950’s.
Updated for a modern look with hoodie-style pockets, and emblazoned with a scarlet A, the Scarlet Letterman’s Jacket perfectly marries form and function. Worn with pride, the scarlet A is a fashion statement that says, “I’m never ashamed to be me.” So be you Daddy-O.
Knit up in gorgeous Bijou Basin Ranch Himalayan Trail yarn, this sweater is all about being yourself. My love affair with Bijou Bison is nothing new, and using it on this sweater was a real treat! The subtle variegation in the red gave a lot of interest to the sleeves and collar, and the yarn is just decadent in your hands.
The Scarlet Letterman’s Jacket is worked top down with contiguous raglan sleeves. Stitches are picked up for the button band, and a special bind-off is used to create the shawl collar. A photo tutorial of this technique is included. I would rate this sweater at an advanced beginner-intermediate difficulty. The yoke is worked in intarsia and you should have experience with that technique before beginning the sweater.
Wish you could get your hands on even more Kniterary goodness? The Scarlet Letterman’s Jacket joins the H.P. LoveVest, Daisy Buchanan Gloves, and Seven Rings Cowl in the Kniterary collection. Stay tuned because there’s much more to come!
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