With a name that means "thick sun," Taiyo has a wonderful next-to-the-skin softness and sheen. A delightful fiber mix of cotton, silk, wool, and nylon, it is comprised of two soft spun, thick-to-thin, multicoloured strands.
The pattern uses US Terminology.
A word from Jane (22nd October 2020):
Although this is not my pattern, or a kit put together by Just Knots I am working through this project as I loved the images.
Some parts of the pattern have confused me as they are not written as clearly as they could be, so I hope the following info helps you:
Crochet Jacket by Jenny King
The pattern is written in US terms. It uses UK double crochet (US sc) UK treble (US dc) and chain only so there isn’t too much to get your head around in terms of the sts and terminology.
When following the instructions you will see that the top part of the jacket is made using mostly treble crochet sts (US dc) and that later on, once you have joined the piece under the armhole, you will be working in rows rather than in the round and alternating the way the rows are worked. On one row you will use double crochet (US sc) and chain and the on the next row you will make groups of treble crochet (US dc) into the ch sps made on the previous round.
I did get confused when working around the top part to make the armholes - I thought that ‘swirl’ was a particular stitch, but it actually just means that you are going to work in the round to join and make the armholes - you do this by working double crochet (US sc) into each ch sp followed by a chain sequence. You do this pretty much all the way around using either ch-sps or stitch sps.
On the Join Underarm section the producers of the pattern have corrected the ultimate shell count but have not corrected the shell count in the first set of brackets. I had 13 shells and not 11 (for the M/L size) at this point.
I hope this goes some way to help.
If I find anything else that needs clarification I will pop it in here.
Knitting Fever pattern errata can be found here