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Old 03-08-2013, 07:19 AM   #1
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FO: Nell, a cabled winter coat
Finally finished this puppy! It took just a couple weeks for the knitting, but I stalled for a long time with blocking, and finishing.

Anyway, I had a heart attack when I tried it on after it was seamed, and the collar was knit.
The coat fit like a hot mess, mostly having to do with the seams.

Back to the blocking table. I pinned down all those seams...side seams, armhole seams and shoulder seams. I pinned them down but good. Then misted them all, then laid soppy terry cloths on top. Let it all sit there for a week, lifted the terry cloths, and allowed the seams to air dry from there.

Tonight I pulled up my boot straps and tried the coat on. Voila. Everything was perfect. Of course, I have to roll up my sleeve cuffs one turn. I was hoping I had shorted the sleeves enough, but I guess not. The fit of the shoulder seam it sorta 'dropped', and it let the sleeves fall farther down. But, this kind of coat looks perfectly fine with the cuffs.

This coat was knit with a very inexpensive bulky weight yarn from www.elann.com. It's their house brand "Peruvian Highland Bulky". It's a single ply. I do love it. This grey is really nice, it's sorta heathered.

I love my buttons. I made a 23 mile trip to a LYS that is famous for having great buttons. My buttons are wood. I like the shape. I chose black because they are more rustic looking than any silver or pewter button I saw. The metal buttons all looked too dressy for this coat. The shop girl was very helpful in giving me feedback to base a decision on. The buttons are black, but that's okay, because I'll wear this coat with a black skirt and boots, or black jeans. Black scarf, black cabled hat.

The collar lays down the back of my neck. I just couldn't figure out how to pose it laying on the floor.




This is the Back of the coat:


Here are my project notes if you care to learn more about the pattern, etc.
Nell
is a design in the Rowan book called AMBER, A Winter Gathering.

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Old 03-08-2013, 07:41 AM   #2
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Beautiful in all its cabled glory. Yes, the wooden buttons are in the spirit of the coat. Enjoy wearing it with the contrasting black clothes and accessories. That's a striking combination.
Another work of art!
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Truly a winner! Beautiful work

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Everything was prefect. Of Course. said she, "Well OF COURSE it was. Artlady always ends up with a perfect finished item. I wish I should be so great at knitting.

All of the above was stated in good humor so please don't think otherwise. It marvels me how you continue to churn out so many finished items while I seem to get so little done. As always, this jacket like everything else is beautiful.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:01 AM   #5
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It sounds trite to say it is lovely as everything you do is always lovely. I love the grey color it will go with so many things. You did another fabulous job.
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Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing your knitted works of art with us!
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To have that not fit would be a heart attack inducer! I wouldn't want to be that coat when you said: Time out in wet towels until you fit right! LOL Lovely, beautiful, and very useful. What more could anyone ask?
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That is beautiful!! I'm glad you got it to work out by more blocking.
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I'm glad you were able to get it to behave. It looks just beautiful and would be a pity if it didn't come out the way you wanted it to. You are definitely the cable queen. You do such great, and prolific cables. The black buttons look just right.
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Beautifully done as always!!!
How did you keep the sweater from getting smelly with wet towels over it for a week?
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