In the 1950’s everyone coveted these handsome heavy wool jackets with contrasting leather sleeves and knitted collar, waistband and cuffs, made in their school colors. And they are still very popular today – in school colors, floral silks, or leather!
Today the Varsity Jacket has reached the status of an all-American classic. It can be found in a variety of fabrics from traditional wool (solids, checks or plaids), to washed silk, suede, and leather.
Our pattern, sized for men or women, offers instructions for making the traditional wool body with leather sleeves and pocket welts, and also contains knitting instructions for the collar, cuffs, and waistband.