The jacket is knitted in one piece to the underarm where the fronts and back are then divided and knitted separately.
The peplum is discreetly shaped within the pattern leading to a ribbed waistband. The main cabled pattern continues up each front and the back with the surrounding stitches worked in reverse stocking stitch throughout.
The sleeves are knitted separately with cuff detail to match the peplum. They are then gently gathered at the shoulder to allow room for another garment to be worn underneath.
The hood is worked in one piece and is gathered at the back to create a truly fairy tale style hood.
An open ended zip is sewn in to bring the design up to date and make it a truly useful piece in your wardrobe.
The pattern contains a combination of charted and written instructions.
Sizes are available to fit as follows:
32-34in (81-86cm); 36-38in (92-97cm); 40-42in (102-107cm); 44-46in (112-117cm)
Materials needed are as follows:
Excelana Luxury 4ply 100% pure British Wool (159m/174yds per 50g ball)
12 (13, 15, 17) balls in shade Ruby Red
1 pair 2.75 (US 2) straight needles
or 1 2.75mm circular needle 80-100cm long
1 3.25mm (US 4) circular needle 80-100cm long
1 pair 4mm (US 6) straight needles
1 cable needle
4 stitch markers
Stitch holders or spare needles
1 open-ended zip between 20-24in (50-60cm) long - it is advisable to measure front opening of jacket once knitting is block to see what zip length you will need.
Sewing needle and thread
4.5yds (4m) of 1/4in (2cm) wide ribbon if required.
The PDF pattern of Perrault is available for £4.00 which you can purchase Perrault from my website here
or through ravelry
and you can purchase Excelana here
And so to finish as did Charles Perrault with all his fairy stories - with a moral - from the original Little Red Riding-Hood no less -
From this short story clearly we discern
What conduct all young people ought to learn;
But, above all, those growing ladies fair;
Whose orient rosy blooms begin t'appear:
Who, beauties in the fragrant Spring of age!
With pretty airs young hearts are apt t'engage.
I'll do they listen to all sorts of tongues,
Since some enchant and lure like sirens' songs.
It is no wonder then if, overpowered,
So many of them has the Wolf devoured.
The Wolf, I say, for wolves be sure there are
Of every sort and every character.
Some of them mild and gentle-humoured be;
Who - tame, familiar, full of compaisance-
Ogle and leer, languish, cajole and glance,
With luring tongues and language wonderous sweet,
Follow young ladies as they walk the street,
Even to their house and bedside;
And though their true designs they artfully hide,
These simpering wolves; yet, ah! who cannot see
That they most dangerous of all wolves must be?
Charles Perrault 1697