Latte Coat by Lisa Chemery
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Latte Coat

Knitting
October 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
300 - 800 yards (274 - 732 m)
3mo (6mo, 12mo, 18mo // 2yo, 4yo, 6yo, 8yo, 10yo)
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Please note:

  • 2/11/2018: une version française de ce modele vient d’etre ajoutée.

  • an updated version of this pattern was released on Oct. 5, 2018. The sizing now goes up to 10yo, and the pattern instructions have been overhauled (slightly different yarn weight/gauge, more ease and better fit, new video tutorial, better explanations…)*

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Have you knit a Latte Coat yet? The irresistible double-breasted style and signature textured front band make for a truly special, wonderfully cozy and practical garment for all budding explorers. The best part? Two versions are included in the pattern (hood or no hood)!

Perfect for an advanced beginner or intermediate knitter, this coat is knit seamlessly from the top down for the hoodless version and with just one seam at the top of the hood for the hooded version (a seamless hood solution is suggested).
The body is worked flat, the sleeves are worked in the round. Stitches are picked up along each side edge and hood to work woven basket stitch band in one piece. Optional pockets can be added.

Skills Required: long-tail cast-on, knitting, purling, knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches, yarn over, working a twisted stitch pattern, binding off

SIZES:

To fit chest circumference: 16 (17, 18, 19 // 21, 23, 25, 26.5, 28) inches or 40.5 (43, 45.5, 48.5 // 53.5, 58.5, 63.5, 67.5, 71) cm.

Finished garment (buttoned) chest circumference: 20.5 (22, 23.75, 24.75 // 26, 27.5, 30, 31, 32.5) inches or 52 (56, 60.5, 63 // 66, 70, 76, 79, 83) cm.

I recommend selecting a size based on the child’s actual chest measurement, not the age label.

YARN REQUIREMENTS

No-hood version: Approximately 300 (350, 400, 425 // 450, 500, 650, 700, 750) yards or 274 (320, 366, 389 // 411, 457, 594, 640, 686) meters of aran or heavy worsted (10 ply) weight yarn.

Hood version: Approximately 350 (400, 450, 475 // 500, 550, 700, 750, 800) yards or 320 (366, 411, 434 // 457, 503, 640, 686, 731) meters of aran or heavy worsted (10 ply) weight yarn.

GAUGE

16 sts x 25 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm in stockinette stitch using smaller diameter needles
18 sts x 20 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm in woven basket stitch using bigger diameter needles

NEEDLES

  • US 10 / 6 mm circular needles (or size needed to get recommended stockinette gauge). For sizes 2yo and up, hooded version, I recommend using circular needles at least 40-inch (100 cm) long to accommodate all the stitches when working front band.
  • US 10 / 6 mm (or matching above) double-pointed needles (for sleeves).
  • US 9 / 5.5 mm (or one size smaller than above) double-pointed needles (for sleeve cuffs).
  • US 10.5 / 6.5 mm circular needles (or size needed to get woven basket stitch gauge). For sizes 2yo and up, hooded version, I recommend using circular needles at least 40-inch (100 cm) long to accommodate all the stitches when working front band.
  • US 10.5 / 6.5 mm (or matching above) double-pointed needles (only if working pockets). Please adjust needle size if needed to achieve recommended gauge.

NOTIONS

  • 4 normal stitch markers and 4 removable stitch markers (or pieces of scrap yarn)
  • tapestry needle
  • 2 stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • Eight 3/4-inch (2 cm) diameter buttons or toggles (or more if desired)