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Northanger Pelisse

Knitting
October 2013
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette St
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
2500 - 3400 yards (2286 - 3109 m)
Finished Size 40 (44.5, 47.5, 51.5, 54, 57, 60) bust circumference

Catherine Morland, being excessively fond of Gothic novels, found herself traveling to Northanger Abbey expecting it to be a dark, exotic, and frightening place. On her journey, she would have worn a pelisse—a long outer coat that was often lined with fur to keep out the spring chill. The Northanger Pelisse, with its lacy, ruffled collar, is a modern version of this Regency full-length coat. It begins with a length of I-cord and is worked from the top down in the contiguous method that has the look of a set-in sleeve with the ease of one-piece
knitting. It features a cable-and-lace motif in panels down the sleeves and body of the coat. The upper body is worked to an Empire waist then sewn to a lace-motif waistband that is worked sideways. A special feature is the closure: sewn beads on the outside that hide strips of snaps on a length of ribbon.