Friday, June 07, 2013

the Swing Coat


My latest design is a piece for The BagSmith to show at TNNA. Made with 2 (125yds/115m each) of their new merino bumbs and a #50(25mm) needle. This oversized coat is knit cuff to cuff and from the top down. The hardest techniques involved are an invisible cast on, short row shaping and either grafting or a 3 needle bind off. I would have to rate this for an intermediate knitter. S/M/L sizes available.



This is a piece I would wear everyday in the winter, the merino feels so good and I love the oversized fit.


Pattern available as a PDF download. $6.50

12 comments:

  1. another beauty...garter stitch looks so good with those big stitches!

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  2. Oh my! What a lovely thing to cuddle up in on a cold November night. Beautiful as always.

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  3. Really great. Is it really just 250 yards??

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  4. Hard to believe but yes, the yarn is so thick that it only takes @250yds. You get a lot of mileage out of it but I'm going to make another one this fall using a different weight yarn and see how it looks. I'll report back while in progress.

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  5. I would love to make this with a less bulky wool. Do you have a pattern for that?

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  6. I don't have a pattern for a less bulky yarn but it's something I want to work on... probably within the next couple of months.

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  7. HI I did buy this pattern on BagSmith. Very smart style. I started to knit it and after the first part of the body, I was lost. Cannot figure out where to pick up stiches for panels etc. Very lost with this. I think I need more visual aids. Really would like to make this.
    Thank you,
    Karen

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    1. Hi Karen,
      If you email me I can help you out. Thanks! Info@knit1la.com

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  8. Thank you so much, I will do that.
    Karen

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  9. I would really like to make this swing coat but I live in the UK and would prefer to use a yarn I can buy locally, do you have any suggestions for alternative yarns available in the UK? or a way I can describe it to my local yarn shop so they can suggest a substitute? (Sirdar big softie super chunky perhaps?)

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  10. Do you have any other pics of this same sweater coat that were taken with lighter sweater colors? It is difficult to see the details of the sweater in such a dark color. Thanks

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    1. Unfortunately I don't have a sample in a lighter color! :(

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