Textured Coat

Textured Coat – Mari Lynn Patrick
A sophisticated knitted coat is the perfect garment for cool autumn days. The designer worked this one in a cushy knit-and-purl stitch, and gave it slight shaping along the sides for a flattering fit. Important crafted details include the buttoned belt in back, a stand-up collar, and crocheted trim in contrasting colors at neck, sleeve cuffs, and hem.
Finished Size 371⁄2 (393⁄4, 423⁄4, 461⁄2, 491⁄4)" (95 [101, 108.5, 118, 125] cm) chest/bust circumference, buttoned. Coat shown measures 393⁄4" (101 cm).
Yarn Mission Falls 1824 Wool (100% superwash wool; 85 yd [78 m]/50 g): #009 nectar (rust; MC), 25 (26, 28, 30, 32) balls; #024 damson (plum) and #010 russet (burgundy), 1 ball each.
Needles Body and Sleeves—Size 8 (5 mm). Back waist—Size 6 (4 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Removable markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle; size F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook; seven 1" (2.5-mm) buttons; sharp-point sewing needle and matching thread.
Gauge 18 sts and 23 rows = 4" (10 cm) in alternating ridged rib patt on larger needles. Note: To check patt gauge, count sts on a row where the original st count has been restored.

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