All Down The Line – Rug Wool Jacket
You can’t get much more rugged than rug wool! Our Halcyon Yarn Rug Wool is one of the hardest working yarns out there, with three sturdy plies of 100% New Zealand wool. This super bulky yarn is spun in a Canadian mill that has been run by the same family for generations. Now that our own family business has been passed down to the next generation, we’re proud to show off the yarn that started it all over 45 years ago. My All Down the Line - Rug Wool Knitted Jacket Pattern is not just an awesome jacket (if I do say so), but it’s also a nod to creating things that last.
All Down The Line is heavy, dense and warm – and it is our new favorite jacket! The bold stripe, boxy shape, and wide fold-over collar are a nod to the mod with a bit of nautical style. The hefty yet breathable fabric will make this your go-to in place of a barn jacket or heavy sweater. Knit to a very tight gauge, this fabric is truly meant for outerwear.
I designed this jacket to be knit in pieces and sewn together for two reasons: seams help add structure and stability to a garment, which I definitely wanted for this jacket. The other reason was simply because as this project gets bigger it is too heavy and awkward to manage all in one piece. That said, I chose to pick up stitches for the sleeves for the same reason – until shoulder pads come back into fashion (and it will happen, mark my words), less bulk around that area is usually better. I’m also admittedly terrible at lining up sewn-on sleeves and will avoid it whenever possible, so I’ve saved you the hassle!
The simple stockinette body is edged with wide garter stitch borders. I dreamed this project up with toggles in my tunnel vision, but you could easily swap toggles for snaps – or get creative and add buttonholes, a zipper, or whatever closure you like! But you will definitely want two 1″ buttons, as the sleeves feature a cute button flap cuff. While we’re on the subject of being creative, Halcyon Yarn Rug Wool comes in over 90 colors. 90 of them! I can picture this jacket in countless color combinations.
Lastly, let’s talk about sizing. The All Down the Line - Rug Wool Knitted Jacket Pattern is written for sizes XXS through 4XL. Designed to be worn with 8″ of positive ease, that means you should choose the size that is closest to 8″ larger than your own bust circumference. These extra inches allow room for a sweater or other layers underneath. The knitted fabric will loosen up quite a bit after blocking, but in a good way. Although a decidedly dense fabric, the All Down The Line jacket still offers a surprising amount of drape and movement, and wearing it feels as though someone has wrapped a woolly woven blanket around your shoulders. How fitting!
All Down the Line - Rug Wool Knitted Jacket Pattern is also available as a downloadable PDF: All Down the Line - Rug Wool Knitted Jacket Pattern Download. We’ve made quite a few projects out of Halcyon Yarn Rug Wool over the years, from weaving to rug hooking. Not too long ago, I made the Carpet Clutch - Halcyon Classic Rug Wool. Even more recently, I helped someone in the shop pick out colors to crochet her own Water's Edge Felted Crochet Rug - Seguin Collection - Halcyon Classic Rug Wool. That’s to say nothing of all the beautiful woven pieces I’ve seen made from this yarn, from area rugs to heavy tapestries and saddle blankets. This richly colored wool becomes even more indestructible when felted. This wonderful yarn has already given us 45 plus years of marvelous projects – I can’t wait to see what the next decades have in store!
Due to the large range of colors, a few may be out of stock – our website will indicate the available stock on hand, but if you need more, you can always put it on order and we’ll ship it to you. If an item is not on hand it usually takes six to ten weeks for each custom dyed color to arrive. If you can’t wait, we’re happy to help you select a good substitute!
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