Easy Turtleback Jackets : The Book

If you can knit a square or rectangle, you can make all of these jackets!

Easy Turtleback Jackets

Easy Turtleback Jackets

All the stitches are rated easy. Most jackets use a bulky weight yarn and US size 17 and 10 1/2 needles, so they are quick to knit. The first step is to knit a square or a rectangle in the dimensions given. Then the piece is folded and sewn at the sides. The result is a very comfortable and loose-fitting jacket that is just right for any occasion. All the designs use a rib stitch which give each jacket a flexible fit. These pop-on garments will quickly become your favorites!


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. maritza
    Feb 06, 2010 @ 09:03:27

    Me encantó este libro…..cómo puedo obtener las explicaciónes y los moldes….se ven fáciles de hacer, agradecida de antemano.


    • Sandra
      Feb 06, 2010 @ 11:54:46


      The pattern is simple and calls for the following needles and yarn:

      #6 – 29″ Circular knitting needles
      #13 – 29″ Circular knitting needles

      Chunky Weight Yarn: 6-7 Skeins Berroco -Peruvian Quick – 100g/103 yards

      Gauge: 3 sts- 1″ on #11 Needles, 3 rows – 1″

      Turtleback is made as follows:

      Cast on 180 st with #13 – 29″

      Work 6 rows for pattern: K1, P1, or K2, P2, then change to smaller needles and work pattern for 38″ or desired length. Bind off loosely. Fold large needle knitted ends tog and leave 7″ – 8 ” open each side for sleeve opening, sew or sc together. Collar and flounce are formed by turning one end of ruffle back around neck.

      I posted instructions in another blog here: http://manyhorsesmane.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/easy-sweater-to-knit/



  2. Sandra
    Feb 06, 2010 @ 11:59:15

    El patrón es simple y pide las agujas y el hilado siguientes: #6 – 29 agujas que hacen punto circulares del ″ #13 – 29 agujas que hacen punto circulares del ″ Hilado fornido del peso: 6-7 madejas Berroco – rápido peruano – yardas 100g/103 Calibrador: ″ en las agujas #11, 3 filas – 1 ″ de 3 sts- 1 Se hace Turtleback como sigue: Eche en 180 st con #13 – 29 ″ Trabaje 6 filas para el patrón: K1, P1, o K2, P2, entonces cambian agujas a #13 =29 y el patrón de trabajo para el ″ 38 o la longitud deseada. Lazo apagado libremente. La aguja grande del doblez hecha punto termina el tog y sale 7 del ″ – 8” abren cada lado para la abertura de la manga, cosen o sc juntos. El collar y el volante son formados devolviendo un extremo de colmena alrededor de cuello.

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  3. Rosita Brown
    Dec 20, 2010 @ 00:05:43

    A friend needs one for her mom so I’m gonna try this & see how it turns out. Thanx for the post!


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