Woolfish Ebba Waistcoat/Jacket*

*For Jacket sleeves,
see end of pattern

10-14, 14-18, 18-22
Materials:
14, 16, 18 hanks of 'Ebba' (available from Woolfish.co.uk) Please note that 'Ebba' is no longer available but can be substituted by using two strands of Aran wool.
A pair of 7mm and 8mm needles
Cable Needle
(Please note - you will need an extra 5 hanks for the jacket version)
Sewing up:
After a few requests I thought I would write this here.
I sew up the garments using 2 strands of the 3ply yarn and I sew from the front.
I sew it up by laying the pieces I am going to join flat side by side on a table right side up and using a ladder stitch, pick up one purl stitch from piece on left and then pick up purl stitch from piece on right then go up on that side to the next purl stitch, sew into that and then go into matching purl on left side, work this way right up the seam. I find the seam looks great, you can always do the same on the wrong side and ask your friends to find the seam, they'll find that difficult to do!).

Abbreviations:
K = Knit. P = Purl.
M1 = make 1 stitch by picking up the loop lying between stitches just worked and next stitch and working into the back of it.
T5L = slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, k2, p1 then k2 from cable needle.
T3B = slip next st onto cable needle and hold at back of work, k2, then p1 from cable needle.
T3F = slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, p1, then k2 from cable needle.
Y2rn = yarn round needle twice to make 2 sts.
Pattern Panel (worked over 17 stitches)
(right side) P6, T5L, P6.
2 row K6,P2, K1,P2,K6.
3 row P5,T3B,K1,T3F,P5.
4 row K5,P2, K1, P1, K1 P2, K5.
5 row P4, T3B, K1, P1,k1* T3F, P4.(*this has been ammended on the 13/10/10
6 row K4, P2, [K1,P1] twice, K1, P2, K4.
7 row P3,T3B, [K1,P1] twice, K1, T3F, P3.
8 row K3, P2, [K1,P1] 3times, K1, P2, K3.
9 row P2, T3B, [K1, P1] 3times, K1, T3F, P2.
10 row K2, P2, [K1,P1] 4times, K1, P2, K2.
11 row P1, T3B, [K1,P1] 4times, K1, T3F, P1.
12 row K1, P2, [K1,P1] 5times, K1 P2, K1.
THESE 12 ROWS FORM THE PATTERN AND ARE REPEATED THROUGHOUT.

Back
With 7mm needles cast on 73 (79:85)sts.
1st rib row K1, *P1, K1; rep from*to end.
2 rib row P1,*K1,P1; rep from * to end. These 2 rows form the rib pattern. Work in rib until back measures 14cm from cast on edge ending with a first rib row.
Inc row Rib 18(20:22), M1, rib 37(39:41), M1, rib 18(20:22),
75(81:87)stitches
Change to 8mm needles.
1 row (right side) [K1,P1] 5(6:7)times, work across 1 row of pattern panel, K1, [P1,K1]10(11:12) times, work across 1 row of pattern panel, [P1,K1]5(6:7)times.
2 row [P1,K1] 5(6:7)times, work across 2nd row of pattern panel, P1, [K1,P1]10 (11:12)times, work across 2nd row of pattern panel, [K1,P1]5(6:7)times.
3 row [P1,K1] 5(6:7)times, work across 3rd row of pattern panel, P1, [K1,P1]10(11:12) times, work across 3rd row of pattern panel, [K1,P1] 5(6:7)times.
4th row [K1,P1] 5(6:7)times, work across 4th row of pattern panel, K1, [P1,K1] 10 (11:12)times, work across 4th row of pattern panel, [P1,K1]5(6:7)times.
These 4 rows set the pattern panel and form the moss st. Continue in pattern until back measures 54cm from the cast on edge ending with a wrong side row.
Shape Armholes Cast off 6(7:8) sts at beg of next 2 rows
63(67:71sts). Cont straight until back measures 74(74:76)cm from cast on edge, (following set pattern) ending with wrong side row.
Shape shoulders Cast off 12 (13:13)sts at beg of next 2 rows and 12(12:13)sts at beg of foll 2 rows(while remembering to follow the set pattern). Cast off remaining 15(17:19)sts.

Left Front
With 7mm needles cast on 33(35:39) sts.
1 rib row P1,* K1,P1; repeat from* to end.
2 rib row k1, *p1 k1; repeat from * to end. These 2 rows form the rib pattern. Work in rib until the front measures 14cm from cast on edge, ending with a 1 rib row.
Inc Row Rib 15(15:17), m1, rib 18(20:22), 34(36:40)stitches.
Change to 8mm needles.
1 row (right side)[P1,K1] 5(6:7)times, work across 1st row of pattern panel, K1, [P1,K1] 3(3:4)times.
2nd row P1,[K1,P1] 3(3:4times, work across 2nd rows of pattern panel, [P1,K1] 5(6:7)times.
3rd row [K1,P1] 5(6:7)times, work across 3rd rows of pattern panel, P1, [K1,P1] 3(3:4)times.
4 row K1,[P1,K1] 3(3:4)times, work across 4 th row of pattern panel,[ K1, P1] 5(6:7)times.
These 4 rows set the pattern panel and form the moss st. Continue in pattern until back measures 54(54:55)cm from the cast on edge ending with a wrong side row.
Shape Armholes Cast off 6(7:8) stitches at beg of next row
28(29:32)sts). Work (in pattern) 1 row
Shape Neck Decrease 1 st at neck edge on the next row and
3(3:5) more times every 10 (10:6)rows (whilst working the pattern)
24(25:26)sts.
Continue straight until front measures same as back to shoulder, ending at armhole edge.
Shape Shoulder Cast off 12 (13:13)sts at beg of next row. Work 1 row. Cast off rem 12(12:13) sts.

Right Front
With 7mm needles cast on 33 (35:39)sts.
1 rib row P1,* K1,P1; repeat from* to end.
2 rib row K1, *P1,K1; repeat from * to end. These 2 rows form the rib pattern. Work in rib until the front measures 14cm from cast on edge, ending with a 1 rib row.
Inc Row Rib 18, m1, rib 15 (34 stitches)
Change to 8mm needles.
1 row (right side) K1[P1,K1] 3(3:4)times, work across 1st row of pattern panel, [K1,P1] 5(6:7)times.
2nd row [K1,P1] 5(6:7)times, work across 2nd row of pattern panel, P1,[K1,P1] 3(3:4times.
3rd row P1,[K1,P1] 3(3:4)times, work across 3rd row of pattern panel, P1, K1] 5(6:7)times.
4 row [P1,K1] 5(6:7)times, work across 4th row of pattern panel, K1,[ P1,K1] 3(3:4)times.
These 4 rows set the pattern panel and form the moss st. Continue in pattern until back measures 54(54:55)cm from the cast on edge ending with a right side row.
Shape Armholes Cast off 6(7:8) stitches at beg of next row 2829:32)sts.
Shape Neck Decrease 1 st at neck edge on the next row and
3(3:4)more times every 10 (10:6)rows (whilst working the pattern) 24(25:26)sts. Continue straight until front measures same as back to shoulder, ending at armhole edge.
Shape Shoulder Cast off 12(13:13) sts at beg of next row. Work 1 row. Cast Off rem 12(12:13) sts.

Front Bands
Method 1
Cast on 6 stitches and knit in garter stitch to the desired length.
Repeat for other side
Sew bands up the front edge
Method 2
Pick up stitches from side of front
Knit 10rows in a 1 x 1 rib
Cast off
Repeat for other side

Collar
Cast on 67(69:73)sts
Knit 21 rows in a 1x1 rib
Cast off
Sew in collar, the collar can be sewn a little on to each front band

Sleeves (For Waistcoat)
Pick up 58 sts starting at side edge round armhole edge and knit in 1x1 rib 9 rows
Sew sleeve seam and side edge
Work the same on other sleeve

Pockets
Cast on 23 sts
While remembering to do the moss stitch pattern on the first
3(3:4) sts and last 3(3:4) sts (the same as the moss st on rest of coat)work 2x 12 row pattern repeats - 24 rows altogether.
Work 8 rows 1x1 rib, cast off.
Sew pockets in just above rib ( or where it suits you).

Sleeves (For Jacket)
You will need an extra 5 hanks.
With 7mm needles cast on 32(34:36) sts.
Rib Row *K1, P1; repeat from* to end. This row forms the rib. Work in rib until sleeve measures 14cm.
Increase Row Rib 16,(17:18) M1, rib 16(17:18), 33(35:37)sts.
Change to 8mm needles.
1 row (right side)K0(1:0), [P1,K1] 4 times, work across 1st row of pattern panel,[K1,P1]
4(4:5) times., k0(1:0).
2 row P0(1:0), [K1,P1] 4(4:5) times, work across 2nd row of pattern panel, [P1,K1] 4 (4:5)times, p0(k1:p0).
3 row P0(1:0)[K1,P1] 4(4:5) times, work across 3rd row of pattern panel, [P1,K1] 4 (4:5)times.
4 rowk 0(1:0), [P1,K1] 4 (4:5)times, work across 4th row of pattern panel, [K1,P1] 4(4:5) times.k0(1:0)
These 4 rows set the Pattern Panel and form the Moss Stitch. Increase and work into Moss Stitch at each end of next and every following 5th row until there are 49(53:55) sts. Work straight in pattern until sleeve measures 46cm from cast on edge, ending with wrong side row. Place markers at each end of last row. Work a further 4~(4:6) rows. Cast off.