Ranch Coat by Joji Locatelli
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Ranch Coat

Knitting
January 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17.5 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Cabled Pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1680 - 2770 yards (1536 - 2533 m)
XS to 4XL
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This coat was inspired by a small batch of rustic yarn that got to my hands, and stole my heart. It was called Ranch Wools, and the moment I held it in my hands I pictured myself walking in this beautiful Ranch, bundled up in the perfect coat… I had to make it true!

It is worked from the top down in one piece, so you can make it as short or as long as you prefer. It has raglan sleeves and the construction includes a trick that makes the fronts drape, which give it a very flattering but relaxed look.
The body has an incredible A-line shape created by cables that get progressively bigger without loosing their rhythm. Just like a wavy cabled sea.
The pockets are there just for one reason: to make it perfect.
Instructions are both charted and written.

Sadly, the yarn I used is not always available from Madelinetosh (thought it might from time to time!) so I recommend below a couple of alternatives.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL) to fit approx. bust size 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58)”. Shown in size M on a 36” bust. Recommended ease: 0-2”of positive ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust circumference (worn with fronts joined at the bust): 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58) inches; 75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145) cm.
Circumference at bottom hem: 53½ (57½, 70, 74, 82, 90¼, 98¼, 106¾) inches; 134 (144, 175, 185, 205, 226, 246, 267) cm.
Upper arm circumference: 12 (12, 14¼, 16, 16, 18¼, 20, 21¾) inches; 30 (30, 35.5, 40, 40, 45.5, 50, 54.5) cm.
Length from underarm to hem: 22¾ (22¾, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24) inches; 57 (57, 60, 60, 60, 60, 60, 60) cm.

MATERIALS

  • Yarn: 7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12) skeins of Ranch Wool / Delaine Merino by Madelinetosh (90% merino wool, 10% mohair - 120g / 241y 220m) or approx. 1680 (1810, 1930, 2120, 2290, 2530, 2650, 2770) yards 1540 (1650, 1760, 1935, 2090, 2310, 2420, 2530) m of worsted/aran weight yarn. The sample was made using color Leopard. Note: If you are substituting yarn, I recommend choosing one that is lofty and airy… something that won’t stretch too much, since this is a heavy garment. Other recommended yarns: Beaverslide Dry Goods has a Worsted Merino/Mohair blend that seems to be exactly the same base as I used. Primrose Yarn Aires (100% Superwash Merino) achieves similar gauge too.
  • Needles: US 8 (5 mm) and US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles, at least 24” long.
  • Other notions: Crochet hook and waste yarn for provisional CO, stitch markers, stitch holders (or waste yarn), tapestry needle.

GAUGE
17.5 sts and 24 rows to 4” (10cm) in CABLE A pattern on US 8 (5 mm) needles.
15 sts and 28 rows to 4” (10 cm) in Seed Stitch (SS) on US 8 (5 mm) needles.