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Haberdashery Jacket in Madelinetosh DK

It’s no secret that we’re crazy about Madelinetosh yarns. We mention it about once a week!

We’ve been carrying Tosh DK for a while, and we’re thrilled to offer a FREE pattern to go with it: the adorable Haberdashery Jacket. (Link goes to the pattern PDF. Keep reading for information on knitting the jacket.)

The evolution of this design is a funny one. It started when Liz found the perfect pattern to use for the Tosh DK store sample: the Honey Cowl, a free pattern from Madelinetosh. She chose to knit it in Vermillion, an amazing shade of red.

At the same time, she started work on the Haberdashery design, using Well Water, our favorite denim-y blue. Along the way, inspiration struck and the simple, classic jacket got a little added flair in the form of simple embroidery with yarn scraps left over from the cowl.

With our love of color, it seems just right. If you want to make a Haberdashery Jacket yourself, you can choose any color combination you like! We hope that you will allow your own creativity to shine.

Supplies needed:

Madelinetosh Tosh DK, 2 skeins main color plus small amount contrast color
Size 6 knitting needles, or size to get gauge – we used a 24″ circular plus a set of DPNs
6 Buttons, about 5/8 inch diameter
Stitch markers
Stitch holders
Tapestry needle

Gauge is 5.25 stitches and 7.5 rows over one inch.

The jacket is written in two sizes: 2 and 4 years. It is quite roomy, and should fit for a good long while in either direction. Our sample is in the larger size, and I brought my children in to model it over the weekend. Sam is nearly five, and Grace is 16 months. Photographing children is always a challenge, and although they both adore Leah I’m afraid we did not get any great shots. They were both anxious to play with Liz’s puppy Bella, but not very interested in the photo shoot. Oh well. I am including two pictures anyway, so that you can get an idea how the jacket fit them.

I know I am biased, but I think they are awfully cute!

Happy Knitting!
-Annika

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