Asher is a casual sweater-coat, quick to knit up in bulky yarn with easy contrast trim details.
Garter stitch and a slipped-stitch rib means that most of this coat doesn’t require purling! (the sleeves do, from armpit to elbow, to keep the pattern correct as it is worked in the round).
The pockets are worked first and set aside, then the coat is made from the hood down. Pockets are attached at the bottom edge before the bottom band is worked, and attached at the centre front edge when the front bands are worked… so the only seams to be sewn are the outside pocket edges, everything else is joined-as-you-go!
Hint for the sleeves (if needed):
To maintain the slipped rib pattern correctly, take a moment to identify the elongated stitches that are already set in the shoulder fabric - these are the middle stitch of the K3s as if you had just worked Round 1 of the Slipped Rib. Begin to work the sleeves with Round 2, by purling the three stitches inbetween the elongated stitch, and then work the elongated stitch as the “sl 1 wyib”.