This coat would be easy. The FRONTS and SLEEVES are just double moss stitch, I think. Boring, but do-able.
The SLEEVES are knit in the round, prolly picked up at the armholes and knit down to the cuff. That will be nice for me, with my short arms I can try on the coat before binding off the cuffs!
It is the BACK that will be fun to knit. It is only simple cabling that meanders all over the place that creates the vines.
Those leaves are easy. I think they are also "knitted in" at the end of the "vines". I think the bobbles are worked at the tail ends of other "vines".
I'm fairly certain that those flower petals are knit individually (like I did for my cream tweed MELISSA jacket recently posted) and then tacked onto the ends of the vines later.
This isn't a difficult coat, but that depends on the designer's ability to communicate effectively.
Elsebeth Lavold, the Swedish designer that I adore, can drive me nuts with her terminology. It's the translation from Swedish to English that is a killer. Ack. The easiest appearing design can be mind-boggling, and sometimes the most complicated designs are easiest.
I'm 99% certain that the pattern design for the BACK will be worked from a chart (relief!). Charts are usually much easier than play-by-play, written-out, wordy instructions.
Anyways, someone was wondering how long this coat would take me to knit. Well, from "cast on" to "put it on and walk out the door"...I'd say 2 weeks...3 weeks tops. That is because the entire coat is 12st=4" (bulky yarn)...and the only 'work' is the BACK. And giving a few days for blocking and seaming...that's 2 weeks...but I'll even add 1 week "in case".
Bulky yarn projects really travel FAST
from bottom edge to bind off at shoulders! Every row gets you somewhere!!
If I can figure out a way to modify the length of this coat for my short self...I would love to host a KNITALONG for it. Fun!
It is hard to find a good color in the signature yarn, Briggs & Little "Atlantic". But WEBS has Brown Sheep Bulky
that's the exact gauge.
And some of us might have forgotten what's locked up in YARN JAIL! I'll definitely look in and see if I can't 'parole' some yarn!
The coat has some roomier sizes for us plumper ladies, too!