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Peafowl Coat

Knit Edge magazine, issue three
Knitting
May 2013
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
2296 - 3116 yards (2099 - 2849 m)
Women's M (L, XL); shown in size M; see below for more size info

This gorgeous, distinctive coat is knit from the bottom up. Body and sleeves are worked separately to the underarms, then joined together to work the yoke in one piece. The bottom edge, cuffs, and front bands are finished with folded hems. The colorwork is done using the intarsia method.

Due to the large yoke pattern, it was not possible to write this design for size S. However, you can achieve a smaller coat by knitting the M size using a slightly thinner yarn (light sport or heavy fingering weight) at a gauge of 26 sts and 33 rows to 4”/10 cm. This would give you a coat measuring 38.5”/98 cm at the bust.

Finished Measurements
Bust: 42.25 (46.25, 50.25)” / 105 (115, 125) cm
Intended to be worn with 4-6” / 10-15 cm of positive ease.

Materials
Cascade Yarns 220 Sport (100% wool; 164 yds / 150m per 50g skein)
MC #4010 Straw (yellow), 12 (15, 16) skeins
CC #9408 Cordovan (red-brown), 2 (3, 3) skeins

32-inch US #4 / 3.5 mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Set of US #4 / 3.5 mm double-point needles

Stitch markers
Six 2.5” / 63 mm toggle buttons
US D / 3.25 mm crochet hook
Stitch holders
Yarn needle