Elegant Scrollwork Traveling Coat
A coat for outings was a necessary frock to have, whether the wearer was above stairs or below stairs. Flattering diagonal lines and shaping give a contemporary edge to this above-stairs piece. The deep V-neck front shawl lapel with two-button closure is enhanced with the slight narrowing at the waistline and flare at the lower edge of the three-quarter-length coat. The back features a tab placket applied at the waist with two buttons and a more exaggerated flare shaping below the placket in the center third of the lower half of the garment. The large shawl collar, featuring two triangular points in the back, and the fold-back cuffs on the sleeves showcase the elegant tone-on-tone texture of the scrollwork embellishment.
Interweave SKU: EP9429
Finished Size: 38 (40½, 42, 44) inches (96.5 [102.9, 106.7, 111.8] cm) bust circumference and about 34 (35, 35½, 36½) inches (86 89, 90, 93 cm) in length
Yarn: Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool, 100% merino wool yarn, worsted weight, 250 yards (228.6 m)/113 gram (4 oz) skein, 7 (9, 10, 11) skeins of Berries
Needles: Circular, 24 inches (60.1 cm), size 8 (5 mm) for body, size 7 (4.5 mm) for cuff turning ridge, and straight or circular, size 6 (4 mm) for tab or sizes needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Crochet hook, size F/5 (3.75 mm); stitch markers; tapestry needle; scrap yarn for holders; sewing thread, contrasting color, and sewing needle to baste collar and cuff design placement; buttons, shank, 11?8 inches (2.9 cm), 4
Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in St st