Free Knitting Pattern: Ironstone Fireworks Ruffled Swing Jacket

FREE KNITTING PATTERN

At 2 stitches per inch, this is a quick knit cardigan sweater pattern.  It's stylish and still cozy because it's knit using Ironstone Fireworks yarn.  The jacket has a soft a-line shaping to give it a swing bottom and a flattering ruffled trim on neckline and sleeves.  Want to alter the look a little?  Try knitting it with no ruffle, Or just ruffle on the sleeves, or just on the collar...have fun with it!

Sizes: Small (Medium, Large)
Fits Bust Sizes: 36 (40, 44)"
Completed Chest Measurement: 40 (44, 48)"

You will need:
Gauge: 2 sts per inch on US 15 needles in stockinette stitch

Pattern stitch: Stockinette: Knit Row 1, Purl Row 2

Back
With US 15 needles and Fireworks yarn, cast on 40 (44, 48) sts. Knit in stockinette for 8 (9.5, 11)". Cast on 16 sts each side for sleeves. Continue in stockinette until piece measures 16 (18, 20)" from the beginning. Bind off, marking center 16 (17, 17) sts for neck.

Left Front
Cast on 20 (22, 24) sts. Knit in stockinette st until piece measures 4 inches. NECKSHAPING: With right side facing, mark left edge for neck shaping, so that it will be next side of work and begin neck shaping. Decrease one stitch at neck edge every other row twice, then continue decreasing one stitch at neck edge every 4th row. AT THE SAME TIME: when piece measures 8 (9.5, 11)" cast on 16 sts at beginning of next right side row to create sleeve (this is the opposite side of neck edge). Knit in stockinette untill piece measures same as back.

Right Front
Knit as for left front, reversing all shaping.

Finishing
Sew shoulders together. Do not sew side seams together at this time.

Ruffled Edge
Note: Royal Llama Linen yarn is used double throughout the ruffle.
With Fireworks, right side of garment facing and two strands of cotton, pick up one stitch in each st along the right front edge, 16 sts along back neck, and one stitch in each stitch along left front edge.
Row 1: (WS) Knit.
Row 2: (RS) Knit, increasing on st in each st.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: With Fireworks, knit, increasing on st in each st.
Row 5: Bind off, using Royal Llama Linen only.

At bottom edge of each sleeve, pick up one stitch in each bound of st, and follow the same ruffle instructions. Sew side seams together.