How to Knit a Minimalist Jacket

Jackets are a fashion savior. A jacket can top a simple tee or an elegant dress. This easy to make jacket can be knit in colors of your choice to keep you stylish and warm. Choose the size you want to knit this minimalist jacket and if you are ready to make one for yourself or for someone you love, click here to get your pattern and get started.

In this tutorial by Mary Beth Temple from Hooked for life, you will find a step-by-step guide to get your project on the roll. Mary Beth explains how to create this minimalist jacket by starting at the left sleeve with an I-cord cast on. You will knit from the left cuff with some casting on and casting off. Knit all the way to the right cuff and finished off with an I-cord cast-off. You will then pick up and do your applied I-cord edging around the hem and you’re all done!!

This free pattern, designed by, includes the abbreviations and measurements to be able to stitch up the perfect size for you. This knit garter stitch jacket is great for layering during the colder months, using super bulky Bernat Softee Chunky yarn. So, pick your favorite Bernat Softee Chunky colors to create a truly unique piece of style and get set to become a fashionista.

Don’t forget that the instructions are written for the smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger size(s) the instructions will be written color-coded in the brackets.

This jacket pattern is very easy to follow and is a great project even for a beginner level knitter. The jacket is worked sideways in one from left cuff to right cuff. The great thing about working with a super bulky yarn like Bernat Softee Chunky is that it will not only give you knit jacket great stitch definition but also will also work up quickly. You will have a gorgeous knit minimalist jacket ready in no time!!

Materials Needed

Wool: Bernat Softee Chunky (3.5oz/100g ; 108yds/99m)
Needle Size: US11 (8mm) circular knitting needle 40” [101.5cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.
Spare Needle: Stitch Marker.
Sizes Range from: X/XS – M – L – XL – 2/3L – 4/5XL

Making the right size is important! Take a look at the dimensions of your new projects on your free pattern and choose the one that is right for you, and always make a gauge swatch to match your tension.

Why not get your hands on a new DIY Project and make this lovely, goes-with-everything jacket! Let us know in the comments if this is a project you’d like to get working on!

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