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Jacks – as in Jack the Giantkiller, Jack and the Beanstalk – are full of pluck and aided by luck. Charles de Lint, an award-winning author known for his urban fantasy novels, featured a Jack in two of his earliest novels.

Jacky Rowan, a formerly conservative, shy woman recently dumped by her boyfriend, embraces the otherworld just a sidestep away from our own and her role as a Giant-slaying, Swan-prince rescuing protector of Toronto and its human and Fae inhabitants.

This sweater, combining feminine ruffles and beanstalk-invoking cables and lace, is perfect for any feisty heroine.

Purchase here: The Sanguine Gryphon

See it here on Ravelry: Jack

  • Worked bottom up in one piece
  • Sized for XS-3X
  • Scoop neck
  • Waist shaping/darts
  • Short sleeves
  • Ruffles in a contrasting color at hem & sleeves
  • Sleeve stitches picked up around armholes
  • Sleeve cap formed by short rows
  • Ribbing at sides for additional shaping

Sizes:  XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)

Finished Measurements

Bust: 27.5 (31, 35.5, 39,43.5, 47, 51.5)”
Total length, excluding ruffle: (18, 18, 20, 20, 20, 20, 22.5, 22.5)”
Hem ruffle adds 2.5” to total length


  • The Sanguine Gryphon ‘QED’, 4 oz/ 168 yds, 100% bluefaced Leicester wool, 4 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins,shown in Sceptical Chymist
  • The Sanguine Gryphon ‘Little Traveller’, 4 oz/ 560 yds, 100% superwash merino, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skeins, shown in Southside of Chicago


  • US 4/3.5 mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge for Little Traveller
  • US 6/4.0 mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge for QED
  • US 5/3.75 mm circular needle or set of dpns for sleeve ribbing
  • (2) US 5/3.75 DPNs for I-cord

18 sts and 30 rows = 4”/10cm in St st using US 6 needles and QED
30 sts and 36 rows = 4”/10cm in St st using US 4 needles and Little Traveller


  • Stitch Markers (minimum 4, 1 unique for beginning of round; recommend many to assist with hem ruffle cast on)
  • 2 Removable stitch markers
  • Cable Needle
  • Waste Yarn and/or 6 Stitch holders
  • Tapestry Needle

Skills required: reading charts, cabling, picking up stitches, grafting/Kitchener stitch, knitting in the round, short rows.