Wholesome Coat by Kristen TenDyke

Wholesome Coat

November 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Garter ridge pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1070 - 1650 yards (978 - 1509 m)
33 1⁄2 (38 1⁄2, 42 1⁄2, 46 1⁄2, 51, 55, 60)" (85 [98, 108, 118, 129.5, 139.5, 152.5] cm)
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Errata available: /patterns/show

Errata: On the left shoulder shaping, there should be 3 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 7) rows worked even after the last dec row, which will end you after a WS row, ready to begin the cap shaping on a RS row.

This side-to-side Cardigan includes some of my favorite fundamental seamless-knitting techniques: a provisional cast-on, three-needle bind-offs, and short-rows. For someone new to short-rows, the sleeve cap short-rows are optional; however, the short- rows on the collar are not if you want the shawl collar.

The difference between these two sets of short-rows is that on the optional sleeve cap short-rows the wrapped stitch needs to be hidden by working the wrap together with the stitch it wraps; but the necessary shawl collar short- rows are much easier! When working short-rows in garter stitch, the wrap doesn’t need to be hidden because it blends into the stitch pattern. So if short- rows are something new to you, feel free to omit the sleeve cap short-rows, but I suggest giving the collar short-rows a try. If you’re unsure, try swatching some short-rows in garter stitch, following the collar instructions, to see how they feel before getting started on the sweater.

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Finished Size
About 331⁄2 (381⁄2, 421⁄2, 461⁄2, 51, 55, 60)“ (85 98, 108, 118, 129.5, 139.5, 152.5 cm) bust circumference buttoned with 1” (2.5 cm) overlapping button band.
Coat shown measures 381⁄2” (98 cm).

Chunky weight (#5 Bulky).
Shown here: Manos del Uruguay, Wool Clasica (100% wool, 138 yds 126 m/100 g): #28 copper, 8 (9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins.

Size U.S. 8 (5 mm): 32” (80 cm) circular (cir) and set of 4 or double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Markers (m); waste yarn and size U.S. H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook for provisional CO; holders or waste yarn; one 11⁄4” (32 mm) button; tapestry needle.

14 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter ridge patt; 14 sts and 31 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter st.

Provisional cast-on
Casting on stitches mid row
Three-needle bind-off
Using a stitch holder or waste yarn
Circular knitting with dpns