I’m knitting the fronts and back in a size 46, but binding off like a 34. The sleeves are a size 34.
9/23/11: Swatched! Then cast-on despite the fact I think there are errors in the pattern, my gauge is way off and I have other projects to finish.
10/3/11: Back is finished! Cast on a sleeve. I’m going to need more yarn. Twelve balls total?? I hope that’s all.
10/12/11: Cast on second sleeve. I’m pretty determined to finish by the end of this month.
11/2/11: Definitely not finished. Cast-on for the left front yesterday. I’m getting reeeally excited.
11/13/11: Finishing up the right front, then I just need to block the fronts, seam and knit the collar! Yeesh. This is taking forever. Still unsure on the closures.
11/17/11: Just cast off collar. Now I just need to seam.
For help with short rows (collar):
I ended up using about 12 balls. The Vintage Chunky has a lot of drape. If you want more of a coat, use Peruvia Quick. I did ribbing all the way up the center fronts only because I forgot to switch to garter. There may be some errors for the front neckline bind-off. I just fudged it to match the back.