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)
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.