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For those of us who work in an office, the business jacket can be almost too much of a uniform. I’m of the mind that being professional doesn’t mean being boring, and these fluted sleeve details are definitely not boring. Unlike blouses with flared cuffs, these won’t migrate up your sleeve all day. Further, you can layer any shirt you want, long sleeved or short, under the jacket and still have these great accessories showing.
Additionally, you can wear them with outer wear to prevent undesired drafts from making their way up wide sleeves.
I’ve made these in Koigu, a wonderful Marino wool, in rich colorways, but you could use almost any sock weight yarn.
24 stitches x 36 rows = 4" in STst with larger needles
Yarn: 175 yards of Koigu KPM in #1026 or color of choice
Substitution yarn: Any sock weight yarn at gauge
If you are working with 5 DPNs, I recommend switching to 4 at this point. There will be 6 pattern repeats per round, so distribute stitches evenly over 3 needles, with stitch markers dividing each needle of stitches into half.
All even rows of lace pattern are knit, including row 20
Cluster DC are worked as follows:
Alternatively, you could work a picot BO by doing as follows:
Ideally, you’ll want a firm piece of board which will hold it’s shape when steam is applied but is soft enough to insert your blocking pins. Draw a circle about 10.5" wide.
Pin your bind off row out to the edges of this circle and steam your piece. See photo for reference.
If you do not have a board upon which to pin your piece, your ironing board should be fine. Once your piece is completely dry, remove the pins and sew in any tails.
About the author: Marnie Maclean is a California-based freelance knit designer. Her fantastic and feminine knit designs — including the 1920s inspired Erte cloche hat — can be found at her Web site.