Pattern of the Week: Walnut Street Coat

From the pages of Knit.Wear Fall 2016, it’s our Walnut Street Coat.

The pattern is unique in that it’s worked from the top down, but has set-in sleeves. It’s also completely seamless—once you’ve finished knitting, it’s done! The plaid pattern on the collar is formed with a combination of stripes and slip-stitch crochet to add a fun pop of color. Make it in a go-with-anything neutral like the sample, or make it a riot of colors using up odds and ends from your stash.

Walnut Street Coat - Rear View

Walnut Street Coat – Rear View


Walnut Street Coat – Detail


Walnut Street Coat – Cast On and Make it Yours

More Information about the Coat:

Difficulty: Intermediate
Top down
Reversible collar
Picked-up fronts
Worsted weight
Finished Size: 35½ (39½, 43½, 47½, 51½)” bust circumference, including a 1½ (1½, 1, 1, ½)” overlap at center front. Cardigan shown measures 39½”; modeled with 7″ of positive ease.
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy (100% superwash merino wool; 250 yd [229 m]/4 oz [113 g]): #17K torchwood (MC), 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) skeins; #611 blue sulk (CC), 1 skein.
Needles: Size 8 (5 mm): 32″ and 60″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); removable m; stitch holders; tapestry needle; size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook.
Gauge: 17 sts and 27 rows = 4″ in St st.

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