Sunday, December 07, 2008

Cabled Coat

I have been working on this woolly mammoth solidly for the past 3 weeks. So determined was I to finish it, and finished it is!!

Pattern Details

Pattern Name: Cabled Coat
Pattern Source: Special family knits
Designer: Debbie Bliss
Yarn used: Rowan Magpie Aran
Needles: 4.., 4.5mm and 5mm - all circular
Size: Largest
Started: 8/10/08
Finished: 5/12/08

Comments: I've wanted to knit this for a long time. Fantastic knit. Thoroughly enjoyed it. The yarn combined with the cables was a bit heavy going at times, but well worth the effort. I didn't make any serious modifications. Size wise I knit the largest size and it is a teeny bit big. Length wise I followed the shortest size. I did not pick up stitches in 2 stages for the button borders as indicated. I picked them up all at once. I don't mind that the picked up stitches for the collar were done on the wrong side.

All sewn up

So many ends to sew in!!

The collar took forever 200 sts and all cabled

But it was worth it

So I guess it's back to the grind stone to the UFO's I left by the wayside to finish this..........


sue said...

It does look beautiful. Is it heavy to wear.

Dawn said...

It looks lovely - a very quick knit! You look quite serious in the photo!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful coat with amazing buttons.
I was sure you would be wearing the coat this weekend.
It looks great on you. Is it warm enough?

sarah said...

I am in love with that coat. I am going to make one for me as soon as I have finished all current WIP's.