My husband likes to joke that Canada is much like C. S. Lewis’ magical land of Narnia where it’s always winter, but never Christmas. Ironically, we live in the only part of Canada where it rarely snows, but he persists. When I began to design this coat for our daughter, I wanted it to be warm enough for the harsh, Narnian winters we supposedly suffer. It is inspired by the Pevensie children, exploring the Narnian forests for the first time in their oversized fur coats.
The Pevensie coat knits up quickly, thanks to a bulky yarn that keeps out the chill on a winter day. A wide collar, A-line shaping, oversized buttons, and a colourwork border add vintage charm. Magnetic snaps, cleverly hidden, make dressing a breeze and stay put better than traditional button holes.
From pattern description
Ambitious Novice - requires stranded colourwork knitted flat, basic shaping, and ability to ‘read’ your knitting in seed stitch.
Colour 1 (cream) - 4 (4, 5, 6) 100 g/3.53 oz skeins.
Colour 2 (blue) 1 100 g/3.53 oz skein.
Colour 3 (red) 1 100 g/3.53 oz skein.
3 x 14 mm/ 9/16 inch clip-on magnetic snaps.
3 buttons large enough to cover the snaps (at least 1 inch)
3.35 sts/inch (10 stitches over 3 inches) and 19 rows/4 inches.
You are allowed to do whatever you like with the knitted object made from this pattern, but if you should choose to sell it, I ask that you credit me, Emma Galati as the designer. Do not reproduce or sell the pattern itself.
All text and images copyright Emma Galati, 2011.