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Leaf Coat

Imagination stirs invention in a full-length coat.
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Description
Graceful coat design based on the curving, intertwining stem-and-leaf motifs of the Arts and Crafts movement. To define and add dimension to the "branches" that form the vertical "seams" of the coat, the designer experimented with slipping and wrapping stitches. A tweedy yarn gives the leaf-and-branch motifs a barklike background texture.

SKU: EP0644

Author/Speaker/Editor: Teva Durham

Format: eProject

Details
Finished Size: 40 (45, 50)" (101.5 [114.5, 127] cm) bust/chest circumference, closed; 42 (47, 52)" (106.5 [119.5, 132] cm) hip circumference. Coat shown measures 40" (101.5 cm) around bust.
Yarn: Fonty Soft Tweed (60% wool, 40% acrylic; 126 yd [115 m]/50 g): #1105 russet, 29 (33, 37) balls (used doubled). Yarn distributed by Russi Sales.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 13 sts and 16 rows = 4" (10 cm) in right twist or left twist pattern with yarn doubled.
Needles: Size 10 1/2 (6.5 mm): 32" (80-cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch holders; markers (m); small amount of contrasting waste yarn; tapestry needle; ten 1/2" (1.3-cm) snaps (fabric-covered, if possible); matching sewing thread and needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall 2003

SKU: EP0644

Author/Speaker/Editor: Teva Durham

Format: eProject