Short Description: very EASY to knit Coat that is perfect for in between weather. Depending on the person or climate, this may be your new winter coat! A simple seed stitch is used, giving the coat plenty of texture and warmth. A contrast yarn is also used now and then, knit in Reverse Stockinette stitch as well as Garter Stitch to provide added interest. If the addition of a contrast yarn and different stitches seem too daunting, instructions are also given for knitting solely in Seed Stitch without a contrast yarn. This is a great sweater for the Advanced Beginner. We offer videos on our website for guidance.
Gauge: 3 stitches = 1 inch 12 sts. =4” square in Seed Stitch using a #11 needle. Most knitters will use a size #11 but the needle size varies with each knitter. Your swatch will determine the needle size.
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Materials Used: Yarn:
We used Peace Fleece Worsted ( 75% wool, 25% mohair) in Father’s Gray 200 yds. along with a strand of Madeline Tosh Sock in Dirty Panther (100% super wash merino wool 395 yds.. (Any sock yarn will work). We combined one strand of each yarn to get the gauge of 3 stitches per inch which in turn adds a little more interest. However, you can choose one yarn in Bulky weight such as Cascade’s Ecological Wool that gets 3 stitches to the inch by itself. This will be a more economical option. If you choose a tweed yarn that gets 3 stitches to the inch, you will add interest without the added cost. For the contrast yarn, as shown in the picture below,I used yarn that I had in my stash,.
Yardage for above mentioned worsted/sock yarn Small 8 skeins/4 skeins , Medium 9 skeins/5 skeins Large 10 skeins/5 skeins X Large 11 skeins/6 skeins Select an additional 200-400 yards of the same gauge for the contrast yarn. I used the same color, just a different shade.
Yardage for selecting a single strand of Bulky yarn that gets 3 stitches per inch: 1600 ( 1800, 2000, 2200 ) Then, 200-400 yards of a contrast yarn of the same gauge. I used the same color, just a different shade.
Needle Size: US 11 needles
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner