How to Knit a Relief V Model Unisex JacketKnitting a jacket
is a great way to create a stylish and functional piece of clothing. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of knitting a relief V model
. This pattern
features a textured relief stitch that adds interest and dimension to the finished garment.
Materials You'll Need
- 8 skeins of worsted weight yarn in your desired color
- Size 9 and size 10 knitting needles
- Tapestry needle
Step 1: Cast On
Using your size 9 needles, cast on 90 stitches.
Step 2: Knit the Ribbing
Knit 1, purl 1 for 6 rows to create the ribbing at the bottom of the jacket.
Step 3: Start the Relief V Stitch
Switch to your size 10 needles and begin the relief V stitch pattern
.Row 1: Knit all stitches.Row 2: Purl all stitches.Row 3: *Knit 2, purl 2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, knit 2.Row 4: *Purl 2, knit 2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, purl 2.Repeat rows 3 and 4 until your jacket measures approximately 16 inches from the bottom ribbing.
Step 4: Divide for Sleeves
Next, you will divide the jacket for the sleeves.Row 1: Knit 22 stitches, cast off 2 stitches, knit 40 stitches, cast off 2 stitches, knit to end.Rows 2-4: Continue the relief V stitch pattern
on the remaining stitches, knitting the knit stitches and purling the purl stitches.Repeat rows 1-4 for a total of 12 times.
Step 5: Rejoin for Body
Once the sleeves are complete, rejoin the stitches for the body of the jacket.Row 1: Knit across the front stitches, pick up and knit 2 stitches under the arm, knit across the back stitches, pick up and knit 2 stitches under the other arm, knit to end.Rows 2-4: Continue the relief V stitch pattern on the remaining stitches, knitting the knit stitches and purling the purl stitches.Repeat rows 1-4 for a total of 8 times.
Step 6: Shape the Neckline
To shape the neckline, you will gradually decrease stitches.
Row 1: Knit 22 stitches, slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, knit 24 stitches, slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, knit to end.Row 2: Purl all stitches.Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have 50 stitches remaining on your needles.
Step 7: Finish
Once you've completed all the necessary shaping and reached the desired length, it's time to finish your relief V model unisex jacket
Using your size 9 needles, bind off all stitches in knit.
Seam the Shoulders
Using your tapestry needle, seam the shoulders together using the mattress stitch.
Add the Sleeves
Using your tapestry needle, seam the sleeves to the body of the jacket using the mattress stitch.
Weave in Ends
Using your tapestry needle, weave in any remaining ends of yarn to ensure a neat and tidy finished product.Congratulations! You've successfully knit a relief V model unisex jacket with an interesting textured stitch. This versatile piece is sure to become a staple in your wardrobe and make a statement whenever you wear it.Remember, knitting is a fun and rewarding hobby, so don't be afraid to experiment with different stitches and patterns to create your own unique designs.