#14 Car Coat by Gayle Bunn

#14 Car Coat

August 2012
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette st using size 10 needles
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1560 - 2160 yards (1426 - 1975 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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When I design, inspiration usually comes from the yarn first. Patons’ Classic Wool Roving loves to show off rich textures, and I knew I wanted to incorporate a variety of stitchwork­—basket stitch, seed stitch, cables—in this coat. I kept the vertical cables long and fluid for a flattering silhouette with some side shaping. For design harmony, the simple seed-stitch textured bands complement the seed-stitch sections of the cable panels. — Gayle Bunn

Bunn’s elegant interpretation of the traditional Aran style puts the cherry on top of this lovely design, a sink-into-me raglan car coat worked with Patons’ “Classic Wool Roving” in a cheerful lipstick red. Knit-in pockets carry continuations of the cabled columns; a ribbed collar frames the face while echoing the furrows of the cuffs and hemline.