Mashed-up Classics Coat by Boadicea Binnerts

Mashed-up Classics Coat

December 2012
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette (fair-isle)
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1368 - 1964 yards (1251 - 1796 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL (32,36,40,44,48)"
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The name of this sweater is a play on the classic fair-isle motifs I used to design it. The stitches are classic, the way they are used is not! I juxtaposed houndstooth with argyle, gingham and plain stripes.
It’s work in the round, bottom-up, with steeks for the front, armholes and neck. The fronts have picked-up stitches to create a sturdy double button band.
The sleeves are picked up from the steeked sleeve openings, so there’s no sewing here whatsoever!
And the bonus feature is: you could wear it inside out! The loops of yarn on the inside of the garment are, to my mind, as pretty as the outside…

For women’s garments: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) (shown in size L on a size M model)

Chest: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60) inches (4 inches of positive ease)
Length: 32 (33, 34, 34, 34.5, 35, 35) inches

MC Ecological Wool(100% wool) color Natural;478 yards/250g skein): 1.5 (2,2,2, 2,2,3) skeins
(CC1) Color Gunmetal 1,5 (2,2, 2, 2,2,2) skeins
(CC2) Color Mocha 1(1,1, 1, 1,1,1) skeins
(CC3)Color Antique 1(1,1, 1, 1,1,1) skeins.
Alternatives:Araucania Azapa, Malabrigo Chunky, Blue Sky Alpacas Hand Dyes, Araucania Nature Wool Chunky, Quince&Co Osprey, Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky

Neck steek:
How to decrease more than 1 st:
Decr 2: k3tog and sssk
Decr 3(4) right: TW, BO 3(4), slip last st back on left needle, TW
Decr 3(4) left: BO 3(4)