Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 15:54:28 -0000 From: "Scott J Caskey" email@example.com Subject: [BOND] Sweater Coat ok here is my pattern for the weater coat- in 3 lengths and 4 sizes- (I have made the sm., and the med., but not the larger sizes) 36" length, 42" length, or 50" length sizes small= 40" finished chest-19" sleeve w/4" cuff size Med/Large=48" finished chest -19" sleeve w/4" cuff size large/Xlarge=56" finished chest- 19 " sleeve w/4" cuff size Xlarge/XXL= 64" finished chest - 19" sleeve w/4" cuff I used LionBrand Homespun- gauge= ( using 2 needles WP 1 needle NWPand Key Plate #3) 12 x 20= 4" for 36" length coat you would need to knit 120 rows then mark for arms- about 7 skeins,( 7sk., 8 sk. 8 sk.) for 42" length coat you would need to knit 150 rows then mark for arms - about 9 skeins, ( 9 sk., 10 sk., 10 sk.) for 50" length coat you would need to knit 190 rows then mark for arms - about 11 skeins ( 11 sk., 12 sk., 12 sk.) I made have estimated high for some but better safe than sorry-just save the receipt- I know it takes (my gauge was measured after washing , rinsing w/ Downy fabric softener and drying in a dryer- I am telling you this because it does loosen a little in the wash-and softens to perfection) Please if I confuse you in the directions just e-mail me with any questions-I am not the best w/ directions-Lorie. BACK: pull out 89 ( 107, 125, 143) needles- using cast on method of choice-i now use the cochet cast on(Thanks to Ann's explanation)-cast on using 2 needles in working position- 1 needle in NWP- you should have 60 st.,(72 st., 84 st., 96 st.,) in working position-hang hem I would recommend that you hand manipulate the first row across bcause of the thickness of yarn ( if using WY knit 3 rows and then transfer every 3rd stitch to 2nd needle to give you the 2 on 1 off, then knit 5 more rows before switching to main yarn) knit straight 120 rows(or your desired length) mark for arms on both sides- knit another 46 (50, 54, 58,) rows- bind off center 18,(22, 28,34) stitches-I used the back stitch, but any method would work put outer 21,(25, 28, 31) on WY for shoulders- on RHS of work only, leave a tail of yarn 6x's width of stitches for joining later. FRONT LEFT SIDE: pull 47, ( 57, 65, 73,) needles forward- same as back cast on using 2 on 1 off should have 32, ( 38, 44, 50) needles in use knit straight 120 rows (or your desired length ) mark for arms on left side on RHS decrease 1 stitch every 4 rws.( 4 rws. , 3 rws., 3 rws.) 11x's,(13x's., 17x's., 19x's.) (always transfer 3 stitches- keeping the pattern of 2 on 1 off-or 1 on 1 off 2 on 1 off) knit 2rws. straight 48 total from arm mark,( 0 total 52 rws,/ 6 rws. total 56 rws./ 3 rws. total 60 rws.) this should leave you w/ 21 st.,( 25 st., 28 st., 31 st.) for shoulders put onto WY leaving a tail 6x's width of stitches for joining later. FRONT RIGHT SIDE: same as LHS but reversed shaping SHOULDERS: I hang the piece w/out the tail in back- right side facing me- push behind little clasps-then put piece w/tail in front- careful not to go past little clasps- wrong side facing me-putting tail on right side-I am right handed-if left handed put tail peice in back-tail on left- now pull live stitch of front peice through live stitch in back all the way across now take the tail ( still on left) hand manipulate knitting left to right- bind off using back stitch- I weave across top to right side and snip extra length off Do the same for both shoulders SLEEVES: (this is the tricky part- not hard ) pick up77, ( 86, 94, 104) stitches across arm width- you will have to pull material taunt- and try to pick up as many as you can-should get 52, ( 58, 64, 70)- don't worry if tight hang hem and hand manipulate across now transfer every 3rd needle to 2nd needle to get the 2 on 1 off pattern, then hand manipulate first row across- ( you can now use the carriage) knit 8 rows straight using full fashion decrease- all ways transferring 3 stitches- keeping pattern going- 1 on 1 off, 2on 1off,etc. decrease 1 stitch each side every 8 rws. 5x's. (5x's., 5x's., 6x's.) row count now 50, ( 50, 50, 58) decrease 1 stitch each side every 6rws.,( 5 rws., 4 rws., 3 rws.) 7x's. 9x's., 10x's., 12x's.) knit 3 rws. ( 0 rws., 1 rw., 1 rw.) straight this should leave you with COL- 28 st.,( 30 st., 34 st., 36.)and 95 rows. you should have 1 st. on 1 off 2 on, at each edge- weave a length of WY through this row to mark for cuff knit 20 rows straight- latch up in space left from NW needle, bind off using backstitch- seam sides and sleeves together your preferred method. single crochet 3 x's around body of coat- use a size E or F for a tight stitch attach purchased frog closure's if desired or make them from yarn used- Don't worry if it seams to be tight and not quite right- when you wash , rinse w/ fabric softener and throw in the dryer- It eases and softens up beautifully!! you may have to steam the bottom edge a little if it still wants to curl -but that's it- please let me know if you like it- it really is easy to do- and works up very quickly after you figure out what I am trying to say- Again I hope you like it please don't hesitate to ask me if I didn't explain it well. Lorie. ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 19:07:48 -0000 From: "Scott J Caskey"
Subject: [BOND] sweater coat I would like to add that this coat was designed to be a little large to be warn over clothes- also I have made it in Lion Brand Homespun-in Rocco3, Shaker-3, Colonial-2,and Country-4, they all have turned out very close to the gauge-I don't know about the others- but mine has grown SLIGHTLY- in the last 6months to a year-I think I made the original around christmas for myself- The guage of that is still pretty close to the one I finished this afternoon- ok that said-I'll retreat- any feed back on pattern would be greatly appreciated-TIA-Lorie.
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