Coat for Roxane
January 21, 2019
March 19, 2019

Coat for Roxane

Project info
Coat for Roxane by Katrin Schneider
Coat / Jacket
Needles & yarn
16 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette - 3.75 mm
Garnstudio DROPS Alaska
82 yards in stash
17 skeins = 1301.4 yards (1190.0 meters), 850 grams
January 15, 2019

Stashed 20 balls of DROPS Alaska 58 (mustard - uni colour) - bain 75904 and used 17 balls (850 g).

I love the result, the wool finally got softer after blocking and the coat is so warm. Spring is coming so I won’t have the opportunity to wear it a lot this year.
The pattern is well written and really clear. First but not last Katrin Schneider’s pattern I will knit, for sure.
I’ve purchased 7 + 1 buttons and sewn the extra one on the hood, thus I will never lose it and in addition, it make the whole thing unique :-)


3.75 mm for body
3.25 mm for hem

4.0 mm for sleeves
3.5 mm for cuffs
2.75 mm for cuffs bind-off

3.25 mm for button band
3.75 mm for button band bind-off (note for later: use same needle size - or 0.25 mm smaller - otherwise the button band bind-off would be too loose)

Amount of yarn used
Body: about 8 balls (420g)
Sleeves: about 2.5 balls (50g + 28g) each
Hood: 4 balls
Button band: less than 2 balls (50g + 40g)

At first, I didn’t really like the touch of this yarn because it felt quite dry but it became much softer after blocking.


About 20 rows left before ribbing the hem.

For the moment, increases for A-line shaping are quite visible. I hope it will looks better after blocking.


Body and ribs finished.
At first attempt, I used Lace bind off like advised in the pattern but didn’t like the result, too loosy.
As I had also forgotten to bind off following 3x1 ribs, I frogged the ribs and decided to use classic bind off, without forgetting to follow the pattern that second time!

20-02-2019 - SLEEVES

Needed to go one size up for the needles (4.0 mm vs 3.75 mm used for body).
Made the sleeves shorter (88 rows from underarm + 12 rows for the cuff).
Bound off cuffs with 4US/3.5mm.

Followed Suzanne Bryan’s trick to avoid holes at underarms.

25-02-2019 - HOOD

Hood finished and first grafting time for me. I’ve followed Cheryl Brunette grafting tuto because it helped me figuring out how stitches work.

01-03-2019 - BLOCKING

Washed and blocked the coat before knitting button band like written in the pattern.

08-03-2019 - BUTTON BAND

At first attempt, I knitted button holes following the pattern but didn’t like the result because stitches around holes seemed too loose.

I unraveled some rows and knit the button holes with one row button holes method.
Thanks Morphinae for the tip ;-)

10-03-2019 - POCKETS TIME

Going to knit them simultaneous to ensure they end to be perfectly identical.

15-03-2019 - FINISHING

Washed pockets and button band (I only soaked those ones, not body, sleeves nor hood) and blocked them before sewing the pockets.
Thus, pockets got their final height and button holes their final diameter.

Choose buttons with a diameter larger than button holes to ensure they won’t get off the button holes.

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  • Originally queued: January 15, 2019
  • Project created: January 21, 2019
  • Finished: March 20, 2019
  • Updated: January 13, 2023
  • Progress updates: 12 updates