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3-colour (DBJ) Jacket - by Loulou Pirotte
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Inspiration: I have always been intrigued by dressmaker and tailoring details. This is inspired by a basic dressmaker shape, modified to some extent. It is important to remember that, whatever the type of dressmaker garment we want to knit, the knitted version will be different, in its fabric, from the original which is usually woven. Knitted garments will also require different construction methods.
Size: petite (Bust - waist - hips: 88 - 68 - 88 cm)
Machine: Electronic standard gauge Brother KH970. KRC1000E colour changer (or any double-bed changer).
Total amount used: 380 grs. (132 grs off-white, 160 grs dark grey and 88 grs black).
Tension: 0 on both carriages in DBJ. 2 on both carriages for the 2x1 ribbing, with slide lever on II. The close knit bar is used.
Gauge: 10 x 10 cm:
This pattern was designed in Stitch Designer and creates the impression of a magnified fabric.
The shape was designed in Original Pattern Drafting.
Note: I like to take my shapes into Interactive Knitting and “knit them manually” before starting the actual knitting, to make sure everything is OK.
By “knit manually”, I mean using Interactive Knitting *without the machine*, i.e. using the UP arrow tool.
Note : if you have not integrated the piece with the pattern using the cut and sew option from Stitch Designer’s Shapes menu, this part (in the collar) will be knitted in a single section.
If you don’t feel confident enough to short row in double-bed jacquard, you can either: