Wintry bliss comes to mind with this hooded coat.This firmly-knit jacket will keep out the blowing wind and snowy flakes and the roomy hood will keep your neck and head extra toasty and warm! The slightly A-line body gives you ample room to move and layer your clothing. Sue McCain's Basix line of patterns is classic and stylish, and she has sizes for XXS to 7X so her patterns are made for everyone. Basix garments are knit from the neck down, which eliminates unwanted seaming. The hood and sleeves are picked up and knit from the body; both use short-rows for shaping. Sue gives valuable suggestions should you want to customize your fit, too. If you want to make your sleeves or body longer, you may need to add extra yarn into your yarn pack (length of coat from shoulder to bottom ranges from 28.5" to 32.5"). Finished chest meausurement is 31.25 (34.25, 38.5, 42.25, 46, 50.25, 54, 58.25, 62, 66.25, 70.5, 74.25)".
This pattern calls for a bulky weight yarn so we are kitting it in Eco Wool from Cascade Yarn, a yarn made of 100% Peruvian highland wool. The skeins are large (over 8 oz) which keeps the price lower and means you'll have fewer ends to weave in. It can be hand washed and dried flat.
The kit includes the pattern and the yarn. For this project you will also need:
- 4 of 32" circular needles in US size 10 OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
- 12" circular needle in US size 10
- double point needles (set of 5) in US size 10
- stitch markers
- safety pins
- waste yarn
- five toggle buttons, 1.5"
If you would like your kit to be in this color, simply order the kit above. If you would like to pick your own color, please visit our Eco Wool page to see the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and specify your color choice in the box above.