Designer: Elsebeth Lavold
Book: The Summer Breeze Collection/Book Five
Yarn: Tahki Donegal Tweed; Color 848
I finally got this pattern right! The 1st Melissa (using the signature color) was for my DD...and I had a devil of a time with the pattern errors and lack of information.
It looks like a simple pattern, doesn't it? Hmmmph. It isn't. Butting purl blocks next to knit blocks for all side seams, shoulder seams, sleeve seams, and sleeve-to-armhole seams is tricky. The language of the pattern is of no help. Ya' just hafta figure it out for yourself.
I modified the embellishments. I didn't knit mine into the coat. I made them after-the-fact (using Nicky Epstein's book: Knitted Embellishments
); blocked them separately; and stitched them onto the finished coat. I didn't add embellishments for the left sleeve. They are plain block pattern.
I didn't make an I-cord belt. I'll use a rosewood dpn to hold it shut until I find a reasonably priced wooden shawl pin, or whatever they're called.
This is the model photo from the book. I don't like the tree...and besides that, the tree's placement on the lower BACK looks like the butt end of a white tail deer as they sprint away from you with their tail in the air.