As comfortable as an old sweatshirt, but with
twice the style, Janda features a sporty hood
and striping details in a contrasting raglan pattern.
Knit for spring in Mission Falls 1824 Cotton,
Janda can easily be adapted for colder climates
by substituting any aran weight wool. Mission
Falls makes an excellent 1824 Wool that knits
at the same gauge.
needles are recommended to make the project more
portable and easier to handle. You can substitute
straight needles with no problem for the body and
the sleeves, but you may wish to have one #7/4.5mm
circular on hand for picking up the stitches on
S [M, L]
Chest: 39[42, 46]
Length: 21[21, 22] inches
MC: Mission Falls 1824 Cotton [100% Cotton;
84 yd/77 m per 50g skein] ;
color: Phlox 405; 7[7, 8] skeins
CC1: Mission Falls 1824 Cotton [100% Cotton;
84 yd/77 m per 50g skein] ;
color: Aubergine 407; 7[8, 9] skeins
CC2: Mission Falls 1824 Cotton [100% Cotton;
84 yd/77 m per 50g skein] ; color: Frost 101;
NOTE: Very little of CC2 is needed, so you may
want to substitute scrap yarn in a coordinating
weight and color.
1 US #6/4.0mm circular needle - any length
1 US #7/4.5mm circular needle - any length
US G#6/4.0 mm crochet hook
rows = 4 inches/10cm in stockinette stitch
CO 85[95, 105] sts with MC and #6/4.0mm needles.
Work in k3 p2 rib for 2 inches, ending with a
Change to #7/4.5mm needles and work in St
st until piece measures 12.5[12.5, 13] inches
from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.
Work raglan shaping as follows:
4[5, 7] sts at beg of next 2 rows.
ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
ssk, ssk, work to last 5 sts, k2tog, k2tog, k1
Work Single Decrease Row every RS row 23[17,
Beg with next RS row, work the following
row pattern 0[3, 4] times:
Row 1: Double decrease row
Row 2: p 1 row even
Row 3: Single decrease row
Row 4: p 1 row even
Work Double decrease row once more, then
p 1 row even.
Place remaining 27[29, 29] sts on holder and set
Work same as back until 37[41, 41] sts are
left on the needles.
On next WS row, join second ball of yarn
and BO center 11[13, 13] sts.
Continuing raglan shaping, working both
sides at once, dec 1 st each side of neck
edge every RS row 4 times.
Place rem 8 sts on holder and set aside.
Rib Pattern: [worked over 8 sts]
RS row: p3, k2, p3
WS row: k3, p2, k3
CO 45[50,50] sts with CC1 and #6/4.0mm needles.
Work in 3x2 rib for 2 inches, ending with
a WS row.
Change to #7/4.5mm needles.
On next row, K1, inc 1[0, 0] st, work 17[20,
20] sts, place marker, work rib patt, place
marker, and work rem 19[21, 21] sts.
Work in this established pattern until piece
measures 5 inches.
Row: [RS row]
m1, work until marker, work rib pattern
stitches as usual.
Work until 2 sts remain.
Work increase row every 6[6, 4] rows 9[11,
16] times. You should have 64[72, 82] sts.
Work even until sleeve measures 18[19, 19.5]
raglan shaping as for back.
Place rem 6 sts on a holder and set aside.
blocking pieces to size, put all live sts on needles
as follows: 4 right front, 6 sleeve, 27[29, 29] back,
6 sleeve, 4 left front. You should have 47[49, 49]
With #7/4.5mm needles, and beg at center front,
pick up and knit 15 sts along neck shaping,
k 47[49, 49] live sts, pick up and knit 15 remaining
sts. There are 77[79, 79] sts on the needle.
P1 row even.
On next RS row, inc 23[21, 21] sts evenly spaced.
Work in St st until hood measures 13 inches.
On next RS row, k30 sts, dec 10 sts evenly over
next 40 sts, k30 sts. [90 sts]
Work 3 rows even.
On next row, k 25 sts, dec 10 sts evenly over
next 40 sts, k25 sts. [80 sts].
Work 1 row even.
Graft remaining sts together using the Kitchener
stitch, or BO all rem sts.
Sew sleeves in place. Sew sleeve seams. Sew
side seams. If necessary, sew hood seam.
CC2 and crochet hook, slip stitch* stripe up
center of each rev St st panels on each sleeve.
Each sleeve will have two white stripes.
for making a slip stitch with crochet.
1. Starting at lower edge of sleeve, insert crochet
hook under horizontal bar of center reverse st st.
2. Wrap CC2 around hook once.
wrapped yarn under loop of MC and loop of CC2. [If
this is your first stitch, you will not have a loop
4. You’ll end up with one loop of CC2 on your
hook. Repeat from the top until reaching the top of
the sleeve. Pull CC2 through remaining loop, cut,
and sew in ends.
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