This is the companion to the boys' windbreaker I posted in December 2010.
As with the boy's version, the maker has the option of knitting her own collar, sleeve, and bottom bands. Since knitting yarns tend to come in a much broader range of colors than by-the-yard knit banding, the maker would have the potential to make a banding that complemented or contrasted with the windbreaker fabric in much more interesting ways. Of course, that K1P1 banding is still pretty boring to knit, but sufficiently mindless to make a long bus or train trip go more quickly.
In the envelope with the pattern was this instruction sheet for the California Redwood Sleeve Board (Chicago Ill.)
This unprinted pattern shows some signs of wear.