Coleus Coat by Shirley Paden

Coleus Coat

March 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Twisted Rib
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
2790 - 3162 yards (2551 - 2891 m)
S, (M, L)
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The Coleus Coat is a long beautiful flowing coat that could be worn for multiple occasions where either casual elegance or evening attire is important. Shirley created a very wide round collar made in the same twisted ribbing pattern that runs through the lacy stitch pattern, then trimmed it with a narrow border of the leaf motif from the stitch pattern. This was done to create a subtle body stitch pattern echo in the collar. This collar was added to give the piece a very feminine finish. The name came from the leaves in the stitch pattern, which reminded me of the coleus plant.