Sugar jacket by Marianne Isager, knitting pattern
Knitting pattern for Sugar by Marianne Isager - can only be purchased as part of a knitting kit with Isager Yarn
This is a beautiful jacket / cardigan, which actually has a fun story. Marianne Isager first stumbled over the jacket at her aunt Ella's. Originally Ella traded the jacket for sugar rationing stamps during World War II - hence the name.
Ella's original jacket had ribbed edges but today the edges are incorporated in the simple cable pattern and great design ensures that the edges are held in place. Sugar is a feminine cardigan with a very good fit. The new pattern is an updated version of model 1937 and the well-known Sugar Sweater - now with an even better fit and knitted in a lovely mix of Trio and Merilin, for at beautiful structure.
The jacket is knitted from the bottom up. All stitches for the front and back are cast on and knitted in one piece. The sleeves are sewn on seperately. The pattern is mostly worked in garter stitch, but with little cables worked over the 2 stockinette stitches between the garter stitch stripes.
Sizes:S (M) L (XL)
½ chest circumference: 43,5 (49) 54 (59,5) cm
Length from armhole: 29 (30) 31 (32) cm
Armhole height: 20 (21) 22 (23) cm
Length: 51 (53) 55 (57) cm
200 (200) 250 (250) g Isager Trio (50% linen, 30% cotton, 20% bamboo, 50 g = 350 meter)
250 (250) 300 (300) g Isager Merilin (80% wool, 20% linen, 50 g = 208 m)
Choose colors that are close to each other in nuance as this gives the best result.
6 -7 small buttons – ca. 12 mm in diameter
Original colors are Trio col Sage and Merilin col 41.
The jacket is worked with 2 strands throughout - one of each yarn quality
Gauge: 25sts and 40 rows in stockinette on needle 3.5 = 10 x 10 cm
Recommended needle:Circular needle 3.5 / 80 cm. Sleeves are worked back and forth on a circular needle.