Nine Patch

Cocoknits

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Nine Patch by Cocoknits | Nine Patch is a fun intarsia cardigan, covered in quilt inspired checks - it’s perfect for playing with color or using leftover yarn. You get to choose whether you knit it with sleeves or as a vest - instructions for both are included. This pattern is a rebooted version of a quilt jacket Julie knit in 1995, so it’s full of nostalgia - just like a quilt should be. Use scrap materials from old projects and get swept away in memories of past patterns. Or maybe you opt to play with gradient yarn like Julie did with the vest version. Whatever you do, have fun with it and make it your own! That’s what this sweater is all about. The pattern begins as Cocoknits Method with the creation of an upper back, shoulders, and fronts - but the sleeves are picked up and knitted down after the body is complete. This way you can decide if you want to continue with sleeves or finish the armholes with ribbing to make a vest. Once the preferred body length is reached, the body stitches are held, then stitches are picked up around the neckline and along the fronts, and a hem is knitted and stitched down all around. This sweater is worked using the Cocoknits Method, a commonsense system for knitting seamless, tailored sweaters from the top down. The Cocoknits Method is explained in detail in Cocoknits Sweater Workshop by Julie Weisenberger. All of the page numbers in this pattern refer to the pages in Cocoknits Sweater Workshop, where the techniques are explained in detail.

Gauge: 23 sts and 36 rows / rnds = 4” / 10 cm square in St st on largest needles

Finished Measurements: 

  • Finished Bust: 31.5 (37.5, 44, 50)(56.5, 63, 69)” / 80 (95, 112, 127)(144, 160, 175) cm
  • Finished Length: 18 (19, 20.75, 21.75)( 22.5, 24, 25.5)” / 46 (48, 53, 55.5)(57, 61, 65) cm

Materials Used: 

Sweater Version:
MC: 850 (900, 1000, 1100)(1200, 1300, 1400) yards / 777 (823, 914, 1006) (1097, 1189, 1280) meters fingering - sport weight yarn
CC: 250 (300, 400, 500)(600, 700, 800) yards / 229 (274, 366, 457)(549, 640, 732) meters fingering - sport weight yarn, total of all colors

Vest Version:
850 (900, 1000, 1200)(1400, 1600, 1800) yards / 777 (823, 914, 1097)(1280, 1463, 1646) meters of fingering - sport weight yarn that gets gauge.
Approximate breakdown for each color:
MC: 620 (640, 690, 830)(960, 1080, 1160) yards / 567 (585, 631, 759)(878, 988, 1061) meters
CC: 230 (260, 310, 370)(440, 520, 600) yards / 210 (238, 283, 338)(402, 475, 549) meters

Sweater Version A:
The Grey Sheep Co Stein Fine Wool 4ply (solid ivory MC)
50% Merino, 50% Gotland; 361 yds / 330 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein 3 (3, 3, 3)(4, 4, 4) skeins in Frappacino
CC yarns were all stash yarns, mostly naturally dyed yarns from A Verb For Keeping Warm.

Sweater Version B:
A Verb For Keeping Warm Flock (gradient ivory to gray MC)
100% Organic NM Rambouillet Wool; 290 yds / 265 m per 1.75 oz / 50 g skein MC: 3 (4, 4, 4)(5, 5, 5) skeins in Granite
CC: 9 assorted colors
Additional CC yarn: 3-4 additional colors from stash.

Vest:
A Verb For Keeping Warm Flock
100% Organic NM Rambouillet Wool; 290 yds / 265 m per 1.75 oz / 50 g skein
MC: 3 (3, 3, 3)(4, 4, 4) skeins in Bay Sailor
CC: 1 (1, 2, 2)(2, 2, 3) skeins in Granite

8 stitch markers - including 1 distinct marker
Stitch holder or spare circular needle to hold sts
Row counter (optional)

Needles: 

  • US 5 / 3.75 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge) circular needle, 32” / 80 cm or longer, for body and sleeves (see page 19 for information on length). Needle should be long enough to do Magic Loop on Sleeves (or use dpns)
  • US 3 / 3.25 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm or longer (for trim)
  • US 1-2 / 2.25-2.75 mm needle for working bind-off
  • US 0-1 / 2-2.25 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm or longer (for picking up stitches)

Pattern Includes: Written and charted instructions. 

Language: English