I wanted a clean and modern jacket, with easy chic drop shoulders, an asymmetric cut to be worn over trousers or a dress and graphic details that highlight the softness and roundness of the yarn. Hanna had already worked on a similar construction and very kindly agreed to transform my sketch into a beautiful pattern that looks very much like what I dreamed of 🙂
You’ll find a top-down construction, a bunch of short rows, stunning horizontal braids and fluffy brioche borders!
“Boxed and framed” is knitted in one piece and back and forth at the beginning, starting with a provisional arrangement for the back which begins with a braid. The triangular shape at the top of the back is worked with short rows and then continued in stockinette to the armholes where the back stitches are left on hold.
The stitches of the two fronts are then brought up along the braid and another horizontal braid is started. The fronts are then knitted to the armpits where they are joined with the back to continue in one piece to the lower body. A series of shortened rows are used to shape the asymmetry of the back and fronts. The edges of the fronts, the lower body and the sleeves are worked in pearl ribbing (the “brioche” side of which is worked on the right side) and underlined by horizontal braids.
The sleeve stitches are then raised on the armholes and worked with shortened rows to shape the sleeve head. The sleeves are then knitted in the round to the wrist.
Its atypical construction and details that involve more advanced techniques (provisional cast-on, german short rows, braids and brioche stitches) require a little experience and/or the desire to discover new and more complex techniques.
Pattern: “Boxed & Framed” by Hanna Maciejewska, available in French and English on our website; size XS to 4XL and in English, German and Polish as well on Ravelry
Yarn: Pénélope (133m / 50 g, 90% organic Arles merino / 10% silk) 9 to 15 balls, shown in “avoine” in size S/M with 20 cm / 7.9 “of positive ease and in “cyprès” in size S with 18 cm/7.1 ” of positive ease.
Thank you Hanna for this very special collaboration 🙂
Photo credits : De Rerum Natura et Hanna Maciejewska