Weekend Jacket

New Pattern–Weekend Jacket

I’ve just uploaded a new pattern! It’s the zip-front jacket that I finished over the summer. I named it Weekend Jacket because it’s as comfortable as a pair of sweatpants.

Main photo cropped

The pattern is for five sizes ranging from 36″ to 44 1/4″ bust circumference. It has saddle-shoulder shaping and is worked from the top down with no seams! The yarn is a springy DK-weight wool (you’ll need between 1,500 and 2.000 yards) from Briar Rose Fibers. Don’t let the zipper intimidate you — click on Top How-To Insert a Zipper” in the top right corner of my blog page.

You can get the pattern through my website (annbuddknits.com) or Ravelry.I wore this jacket for the first time at Rhinebeck, and was I glad to have it! The days were sunny and beautiful but the temperatures fell drastically when the sun went down.

Comment to this post and I’ll enter your name in a drawing for a complementary PDF of the pattern. I’ll draw a winner Wednesday, November 6.

48 thoughts on “New Pattern–Weekend Jacket”

  1. I am just beginning to experiment with zippered cardigans. I have just passed the 60 year old mark, and they see to be a flattering and comfortable way to go. Lovely pattern…as always.

  2. Martha C.
    I like it as it is a raglan and they are usually very comfortable.- I think the zipper would be the challenge.But take it slow.

  3. I was looking for a pattern to knit for my daughter as a Christmas present. She loves the weekend jacket and so do I. Not much time to get this finished for Christmas, I’ll need to cut back on other pleasures!

  4. Love this pattern, especially with no seams! And I need to learn how to put in a zipper on a sweater.

  5. I have been looking at sweater patterns all weekend (it snowed) and this looks like such a comfy addition to the sweater wardrobe! Pick me please….love that it is a cardi…can’t do the pullovers anymore…too hot…much too hot…

  6. I really admired this sweater when you wore it at Rhinebeck. I think it would be a great addition to my wardrobe!

  7. This is a beautiful sweater and one that I would love to make. I have several of your books and find your patterns easy to follow because you include good details. Enjoy your blog too.

  8. Beautiful jacket and in my favorite color . Though I live in Sunny San Diego, the ZdK weight makes thus pattern a year round wardrobe item .

  9. I have some beautiful Briar Rose yarn and was wondering what to do with it. This sweater is lovely!

  10. Love this pattern and have been looking for a garment like this. I would love to win the pattern. The zipper insertion would be a great learning process. Thanks for the tutorial on that.

  11. i love this sweater ,i saw it on you at Rhinebeck .after talking with you about putting in a zipper i am not afriad to do it now so i think i can make this sweater know

  12. Seamless and top-down! What a combination. Sounds like it could be from a really good book by Ann Budd!

  13. Here in Oklahoma we can wear something like this as an outside jacket four or more months in a year, Looks great!

  14. When I was growing up my favourite sweater was dark brown with a front zipper. The Weekend Jacket looks very much like my old sweater. I would really enjoy knitting it.

  15. I have never done a sweater before but am dying to. 2014 should be my year to try a sweater as it is a year of knitting for me! Please enter me into the drawing! ravid: jreed86

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