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Boston Top-Down Hooded Coat #106

Knitting
August 2012
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches in St st
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1275 - 2625 yards (1166 - 2400 m)
XXS (21.25") to 7X (74.25")
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When I first moved to New England, I lived in Boston. Winters there were cold and windy, and this top-down hooded coat would have been the perfect survival gear. It’s got a roomy hood which blocks the elements, but looks great when not in use. The yarn I used recommended a gauge of 3.5 stitches to the inch, but I knit it slightly tighter (3.75 stitches) to give it a more dense fabric; keep this in mind if you’re planning on substituting.

This is a top-down, set-in sleeve pattern, with short-row shaping to shape the sleeve cap (instructions on how to work short rows are included). There are also tips on how to customize your fit.

Visit my blog for illustrations and step-by-step instructions on how to work top-down set-in-sleeve patterns, including working short-row shaping. Watch my YouTube video to learn how to work Japanese Short Rows. Also, be sure to visit and join my Ravelry Basix group to learn about new patterns, new blog postings, and design inspirations; feel free to post your projects and questions on my patterns.