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Thanks everyone for your support of our custom knits. We appreciate your patience as We go through the retirement process.  For this time, we hope to still provide you with our custom knits in the Native, Camo, and Yarn Kits Categories.  We will be taking limited orders on the Winona Camo™ Sweaters, Vests, and Pants.  I will publish those items until my order limit has been reached and I will notify you of the approximate waiting time for your order.  Please note, that some of the colorways are no longer available due to the yarn distributors eliminating the yarn color.

Knit Camo Cardi shown in colorway E
Knit Camo Cardi shown in colorway D camel brown deep mochaKnit Camo Cardi shown in colorway G grey black white
SKU: AwinonaJac

Winona Camo™ Classic (acrylic) Cardigan Jacket with full Zipper Front, 1 x 1 Rib trims, and inside hand warmer pockets with slash rib front opening.
Photo is of Colorway S

  • Zipper Front Full length Front Zipper that extends into the Crew Neck or Shirt Style Collar. Wear it as a shirt collar or zip it all the way up to fold into a turtle neck to keep that neck snug and warm!
  • Set -In Cap Sleeves,
  • Choose Crew Rib neck or Shirt Style Collar
  • Special Order Your Size: Available Sizes: Xsmall through 3xlarge
  • Choose between different Color Combinations or contact us if you want to create your own camo color way from our available yarn colors
  • This photo is of color way S
  • Choose your Rib trim color using any of the 3 colors within your Camo Color way. 1 x 1 Rib Trims with lycra at Waist and Cuffs
  • Fiber: 100% Acrylic (Classic) This is a lighter weight jacket which is perfect for those early season hunts or milder temperatures. If you want something warmer for colder weather, this same jacket is offered in our Merino Wool / Acrylic blend which is the Elite fabric.
  • Hand Loomed for Quality Workmanship and Personal Care
  • Machine Wash Cold Water/Gentle you can dry low heat in the dryer for about 10 minutes, so it is still damp, then lay flat to dry.
  • Double Bed Jacquard Fabric (no yarn floats on the inside of garment).
  • Make Your Selections Below Under Options

Click Here is see a detailed article showing closeup photos of this Winona Reconstructed Knit Camo Jacket, including neckline, pocket, and construction details, along with photos on different models so you can see the fit.

The style is graded to fit like the original knit Winona camo™ jacket originated by Bob Frazke of the 1980's. It is an Fitted Style Jacket with a built in Ease factor of 6" larger than your chest measurement. See our SIZING TIPS BELOW for more information.

Each sweater is individually hand loomed and assembled. It is NOT a mass produced item.

We offer this sweater under 'special order' so that you can select your size and color way to meet your hunting surroundings! or if it is just a 'style statement' for you to wear for casual wear.

 We will email you with an estimate of the shipping date or you can contact us if you have special needs. Remember it is first come first serve, and we get very busy starting in Sept. so please get your order in before then.

there are 3 choices for the Rib Trim color for each colorway: Color 1 is the first color listed in the camo color way grey Color 2 is the 2nd color listed in our Camo color way - the smaller Shadow color: Black in our photo, or Color 3: the third color listed in each Camo color way, bark brown in our photo. The image is shown with Color 1 Grey rib trim in the S Camo color way.

Click Here is see a picture showing Color E Camo Color way, with the rib trim in the 3 different color choices for this Color Way. Notice how the rib trim color effects the overall look of a jacket. This picture is of another style jacket, but you can see how different rib colors affect the overall appearance.

Click Here to see a View of some of the available three color Pattern choices in our yarn chart with the color names.

Click here to see photos and comparisons of Winona Camouflage™ Color Ways

We get requests from our clients to have Camouflage Styles added to our line to meet different hunting or fashion needs. This style is another one of those requests. Thank you to Grainger for bringing in his original Winona Camo™ Jacket of the 1980's for our article, and much appreciation to Bob Fratzke for sending in samples of the Winona Camo™ garments and accessories that he originated so "I could get it right".


The following chart shows the finished measurements of the standard sizes.
The sleeve measurement is taken from Center Back, down the shoulder and with arm slightly bent, to the wrist.
If you wish to have the body or sleeve length changed for your size, please state your desired body and sleeve length under comments when you place your order.

Size To Fit Chest Sizes: Finished Chest Finished Length Finished Sleeve Length
XSmall 30"-32" 36" 24" 31"
Small 34"-36" 40" 26" 32"
Medium 38"-40" 44" 27" 33"
Large 42"-44" 48" 28" 34"
XLarge 46"-48" 52" 28" 35"
2XLarge 50"-52" 56" 29" 36"
3XLarge 54"-56" 60" 30" 37"
Note: Knits can very slightly from these measurements do to the effect of color and motifs.


  • Measure Chest at fullest Part
  • Different Styles of Knit Garments have different ease factors. Therefore, I put the different sizing charts within each product description instead of using a 'generic sizing chart' under the general information.
  • This is Fitted Style because it is a Sweater Jacket: Notice that the finished chest measurement is 6" to 4" larger than the "to fit size" chest size - your actual chest measurement. I would recommend that you have 6" bigger than your measurement. If you are going to layer and have garments under this jacket - GO TO A BIGGER SIZE
  • If you like a looser Style: choose a size larger.
  • Some Jackets by other designers, have as large of an "Ease Factor of 11" - 13". This is because it is lined or made from fabric, which does not 'give' or stretch like a knit. If you have special requirments contact us through custsomer service for your special considarations.
  • If you are unsure of what size you want, measure a knit sweater style garment that you own that has a similiar body shape and sweater weight and use that as your finished measurement guide.
  • The Grading of this Winona Reconstructed Jacket is based on the fitted look of the original Winona Jacket.

If you have any questions, please email me at customer service/contact us.

Remember . First Come First Serve.

Copyright and Licensing Acknowledgements

"All Winona Camo™ items by The Knit Tree are produced under license derived from Tradmarks/Copyrights originated by Bob Fratzke."

The sewing pattern and body style were reconstructed from a sample provided by Bob Fratzke. Sharon Nani owner of The Knit Tree used the Garment Designer Software by Cochenille to facilitate in the recreation process.

Price: $170.00

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Knit Winona Classic Camo Cardigan Jacket

Sharon, Just received my Classic Cardigan, It is great excellent workmanship just what I was looking for. Can't wait to wear it this fall. by Lee Miller Date Added: Friday 15 April, 2011

Knit Winona Camo Classic Cardigan Jacket

Sharon, I received my Knit Zipper Jacket and Cargo Pants today and really amazed at the quality and fit. Though I obviously haven't had an opportunity to try them out in the real bow hunting world yet, I'm convinced the combination of absolute silence and outstanding camo pattern will excel. As you know I had you knit them in the grey/black/white color, which most tree stand hunters would equate with "snow camo", but through 30 years of bow hunting, I am sold on light colors when tree stand hunting for both whitetails and elk. The Fratzke pattern has large contrasting elements and will do the trick. Again, thank you for your promptness, and as I said the quality was way beyond what I had hoped for...worth every penny. Mark Moreland Montana Date Added: Thursday 07 April, 2011