Eccleston Jacket Launch

This week, we’re launching the second pattern in Kate’s new Lockdown Collection!

The Eccleston Jacket

A CustomFit design By Kate Atherley

A cropped jacket in a simple but effective all-over texture pattern, a clever knit-and-purl interpretation of a plaid. Deep garter edgings and a high collar lend a casual flair to this versatile piece. Wear it like a bomber jacket, with jeans and a t-shirt for weekend flair; for office-wear or dinner dates, style it like a boxy ‘Chanel’- type jacket with a skirt, or over a dress. As shown, it’s buttonless; the wide garter edgings are a super way to show off a favorite shawl pin, or other type of closure pin. You can make the pattern on CustomFit here: or buy credits for the pattern here:

As with the Preston Cardigan last week, this collection is all based on a single yarn that Kate found deep in stash last year, while in COVID-prevention lockdown. It was leftovers from a Holiday installation at a high-end department store in Toronto – hence the rather delicious shade of red. It’s not a yarn that’s commercially available, sadly, but it’s very similar in texture and gauge to Berroco Vintage Chunky. Malabrigo Chunky and Knit Picks’ Wool of the Andes would also be good substitutes.

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