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JB068 by James C. Brett


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Here's a piece that looks like a marvel of Japanese architecture, but on closer inspection it turns out to be well within the reach of the average knitter. Overall, the silhouette widens as you work up from the waist toward the shoulder. The back is plain st st and has no armhole allowance; the front armholes are sharply indented once, then curved. The front facings are worked with the fronts as you knit up, and patch pockets worked separately. After assembly, you work the gigantic turnback collar in one piece; the shaping of it is only through one row of increases-- after that, pure 1 x 1 ribbing. The combination of the construction and variegated yarn is what makes it so fun.