Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Fall 2009: “A deep hood, a crinkly texture stitch, and an oversized fit combine with a slightly thick-and-thin handspun undyed wool to give the Clásica Coat its rich tactile impact. Deborah Newton adorns flattering and bulk-minimizing raglan shaping lines with echoing texture. A yarn incorporating undyed wool in two natural fleece colors creates and organically shifting marled effect.”
Finished Size: 38 (42, 46, 50, 54)” bust circumference, buttoned. Jacket shown measures 42”, modeled with plenty of positive ease.
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Wool Clásica (100% wool; 138 yd 126 m/100 g): #703 taupe, 12 (14, 15, 16, 18) skeins. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.
Needles: Sizes 8 (5 mm) and 9 (5.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Three 1-5/8” buttons; markers (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holder; tapestry needle; size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook.
Additional Gauge: 24 sts and 22 rows = 4” in textured patt on larger needles.
- To break up color runs on all pieces, alternate two balls, using each ball for two rows, then switching.
- In textured patten, stitch count decreases on Row 7, then increases to original count on Row 8.