I am behind in showing you the patterns I have released in English. In February after the completed test knit of the English pattern, I added Conic Coat with chart, schematic and video links to my Ravelry Store. The coat, knitted in Hifa Embla using a 4 mm/US 6, is worn by gorgeous dancer Francesca Golfetto, with beautiful hair & make up by Line Sekkingstad, brilliantly photographed by Kim Müller. The pattern was first published in Norwegian in the special issue Familien Strikk in August 2014. Here is my intro to the pattern: The triangles and blocks stitch pattern by Lynne Barr, creates shadows and a dense texture perfect for a long a-line coat with a soft and generous shawl collar, a seeded rib pattern, and a clever tuck. I have achieved my goal of designing a coat with architectonic elements you want to knit and wear.
Sizes: S (M, L, XL, 2XL)
Finished Measurements: Bust: 92 (98, 106, 116, 126) cm excl collar/36.25 (38.5, 41.75, 45.75, 49.5)” Hip: 112 (118, 126, 136, 146) cm excl collar/44 (46.5, 49.5, 53.5, 57.5)” Collar width to v-neck: 9 cm/3.5″ Collar width (mid-neck) widest: 22 cm/8.75″ Length: 79 (80, 81, 82, 83, 84) cm/31 (31.5, 32, 32.25, 32.75, 33)” Sleevelength: 53.5 cm/21″
Yarn: Hifa, Embla – Hifa 3 in shade 6078 purple beige (100% wool, 100 g, 210 m/230 yds): 8.5 (9, 10, 11, 12) skeins; 1743 (1869, 2016, 2205, 2415) m/1906 (2044, 2205, 2411, 2641) yds. http://www.ull.no/garn/ullgarn/embla-hifa-3
Yarn alternative: Cascade, 220 (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 100 g, 201 m/220 yds). http://www.cascadeyarns.com/cascade-220.asp Berroco, Ultra Alpaca (50% Wool, 50% Alpaca, 100 g, 197 m/215 yds) http://www.berroco.com/yarns/berroco-ultra-alpaca Madeline Tosh Pashmina Worsted (75% Merino, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere, 100 g, 192 m/210 yds. http://madelinetosh.com/store/index.php/yarns/psh-worsted.html Or another worsted/10 ply yarn.
Needles: 4 mm/US 6 circular needle (100 cm/40″). 2 sets of 4 mm/US 6 circular needle (120 cm/48″ for collar)
Notions: 1 DPN. 6 stitch markers and 2 clip or waste yarn markers. 6 stitch holders. Yarn needle.
Gauge: 19 sts and 25 rows in st st measures 10 m/4″ square. 17 sts and 25 rows in Folded Triangles measures 10 cm/4″ square. 19 sts in Seeded Rib measures 10 cm/4″. Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.
Notes: The coat is worked flat in pieces and then sewn together. Stitches are picked up for the collar and a tuck is worked before you begin with the Seeded Rib pattern. The shawl part of the collar is worked with short rows and ends with an I-cord bind off. The a-line decreases are worked in stocking stitch, while you discontinue the Folded Triangles pattern when you shape neck, armhole and sleevecap.