Chic little Sympatico is a modern-day take on a 60s bolero. Simple and elegant, it is a versatile jacket that works with pants or skirt, and it pairs easily with accessories so you can change the look for a day at the office, a night on the town, or a weekend in the city. Sympatico’s flared bodice and darts create a fit that is flattering to most women. Three-quarter length, loose fitting sleeves and pockets add to the jacket’s style and practicality.
Written for sizes XS – 5X, the jacket is a moderately easy knit. Worked in Sport/ light DK yarn on US #5 needles, the body is knit all-in-one in stockinette stitch, with seed stitch creating the tailored button band (short rows ensure a smooth transition) and bottom-edge border. Darts – front and back – give the jacket its flared shape. Pockets are worked up in advanced and joined. Front and back yokes are knit from the armholes up and joined. The collar stitches are then worked. Sleeves are knit separately and set in.
Sympatico is shown here in Halcyon Victorian Two Ply (color #117). For the best effect, a yarn with texture — shetland, tweed, marl or heather — with a wool base should be used. For summer, a cotton or linen mix, would also work well.