By Carolyn Christmas
This lovely jacket has many options! Designed with a beautiful, yet understated and uncomplicated stitch pattern, Kimberli can be crocheted with any Yarn and appropriate Crochet Hook, with straight or swing shaping. Choose from several trim styles - two options of lace trim around all edges, or either of the lace trim options around only the bottom and sleeves with a very narrow plain edge along fronts and neck edge. Skill level is Intermediate.
Any combination of options adds up to fun stitching and easy-fitting results in this classic, versatile design. This garment is one you may want to make several times. Kimberli is equally beautiful for dressy, professional and casual outfits. The pattern works up into a beautiful garment that anyone will love to wear. Kimberli is worked from the top down. You choose your trim option in advance, then crochet from the outset to accommodate your chosen edging for perfect fit and coverage. Top down construction means no seams to sew. When you are finished crocheting, just weave in the ends, add one or more Buttons if you wish, and you're done!
Specific instructions and schematics are given to make garments for sizes S-4X; however, this design really shines when used as a fit-as-you-go design and can be custom fitted to ANY size literally from baby to super-plus adult. This is especially well-suited for making pretty little sweaters for any size tween girls. Use bust size and the included chart to help you estimate yarn amounts needed, and custom fit as you crochet, either trying the garment on or using a few measurements from a good-fitting existing garment.