Suffragette's Coat by Cheryl Toy

Suffragette's Coat

Knitting
August 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
2250 - 4500 yards (2057 - 4115 m)
31.5 (35.5, 40.5, 44.5, 
49.5, 55)” bust circumference
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Suffragists demanded public attention by chaining themselves to railings outside government buildings. When you’re inspired to emulate them, agitate in style (and stay warm) with a long red cardigan. Dramatic diagonals on the edgings, split cuffs, and classic buttons draw the eye. No one can ignore you now!

DESIGNER Cheryl Toy

DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 31.5 (35.5, 40.5, 44.5, 
49.5, 55)” bust circumference. Cardigan shown measures 35.5”; modeled with .5” of positive ease.

YARN Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% Merino wool; 225 yd): tart, 10 (12, 13, 16, 18, 20) skeins.

NEEDLES Size 5 (3.75 mm): 32″ circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Markers; cable needle; stitch holders; waste yarn for provisional CO; tapestry needle; two 1 1/8″ buttons.

GAUGE 23 sts and 32 rows = 4″ in St st.

NOTES This cardigan is worked back and forth in one piece from the top down with raglan shaping. The sleeves are worked in the round from the top down.