Carmen Coat

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BY BRANDI HARPER

Yarn

2 (3, 3, 4) 40oz/1134g (125yd/114m) skeins of Loopy Mango Big Loop (wool) in color Indigo Blue

Needle

US 50 (25 mm) 32”/81cm circular needle
US 19 (15 mm) 24”/61cm circular needle

Materials

4 stitch markers (or scrap yarn) to fit larger needle
Scrap yarn for holders

Gauge

2 ⅔ sts and 4 rows = 4”/10 cm in St st.

Sample Size - Small (Medium, Large, X-Large)
Shown in size Small

Bust - 34 (37, 40, 43)”/86 (94, 101.5, 109)cm.
Waist - 27 (30, 33, 36)”/68.5 (76, 84, 91.5)cm
Hip - 39 (42, 45, 48)”/99 (106.5, 114, 122)cm
Length - 41 (41, 42, 42)”/104 (104, 106.5, 106.4)cm
Upper arm circumference - 12.5 (12.5, 13.5, 13.5)”/31.5 (31.5, 34, 34)cm

NOTE

1. Collar, cuffs, and hem worked in reverse St st.
2. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts. Do NOT join unless noted.
3. Be careful not to join new ball at the beginning or end of row to keep selvedge edge continuous.

MAKE 1 BELOW (M1B)

Knit into the stitch one row below first stitch on left hand needle, do not remove from needle. Knit into first stitch on left hand needle as usual—1 st inc’d.

MAKE 1 PURL (M1P)

With tip of left hand needle, pick up bar between stitches from back to front. Purl—1 st inc’d.

SHORT ROW WRAP & TURN (W&T)

Knit side (Purl side) 1. Wyif (wyib), slip the next stitch purlwise. 2. Bring the yarn to back (front) of work between the needles. 3. Slip stitch from right needle back to the left. Turn your work.

PICK UP WRAP

Knit side
With right needle, pick up wrap from front to back, insert right needle knitwise into stitch that is wrapped, knit the stitch and wrap together.

PICK UP WRAP

Purl side
With right needle, pick up wrap from back to front and place on left needle over and behind stitch it was wrapping. Purl the stitch and wrap together.

SHAWL COLLAR

Right Lapel
Make a slip knot. Using fingers, crochet ch 3 sts. Place last loop onto larger needle. Pick up and knit into the back loop of each ch st.—4 sts.
Row 1 (RS) P3, sl1 wyif.
Row 2 K1tbl, m1b, k1, sl1 wyif—5 sts.
Row 3 K1tbl, p3, sl1 wyif.
Row 4 K1tbl, m1b, k1, m1b, sl1 wyif—7 sts.
Row 5 K1tbl, p5, sl1 wyif.
Row 6 K1tbl, m1b, k3, m1b, sl1 wyif—9 sts.
Row 7 K1tbl, p7, sl1 wyif.
Row 8 K1tbl, m1b, k5, m1b, sl1 wyif—11 sts.
Row 9 K1tbl, p9, sl1 wyif.
Row 10 K1tbl, m1b, k7, m1b, sl1 wyif—13 sts.
Row 11 K1tbl, p11, sl1 wyif.

Short Rows

Rows 1 + 2 K1tbl, k9, w&t, p9, sl1 wyif.
Rows 3 + 4 K1tbl, k7, w&t, p7, sl1 wyif.
Rows 5 + 6 K1tbl, k5, w&t, p5, sl1 wyif.
Rows 7 + 8 K1tbl, k3, w&t, p3, sl1 wyif.
Rows 9 + 10 K1tbl, k1, w&t, p1, sl1 wyif.
Next row (WS) K1tbl, k1, [pick up wrap, k1] repeat 5 times, sl1 wyif. Next row K1tbl, p12. Cut 24”/61cm tail for seaming. Sl sts onto scrap yarn.

Left Lapel

Make a slip knot with long tail. Using fingers, crochet ch 3 sts. With larger needle, beginning at slipknot end and using tail yarn, pick up and knit 3 sts into the back loops of chain. Place last chain loop on needle wyif—4 sts.
Row 1 (RS) K1tbl, p2, sl1 wyif.
Row 2 K1tbl, k1, m1b, sl1 wyif—5 sts.
Row 3 K1tbl, p3, sl1 wyif.
Row 4 K1tbl, m1b, k1, m1b, sl1 wyif—7 sts.
Row 5 K1tbl, p5, sl1 wyif.
Row 6 K1tbl, m1b, k3, m1b, sl1 wyif—9 sts.
Row 7 K1tbl, p7, sl1 wyif.
Row 8 K1tbl, m1b, k5, m1b, sl1 wyif—11 sts.
Row 9 K1tbl, p9, sl1 wyif.
Row 10 K1tbl, m1b, k7, m1b, sl1 wyif—13 sts.
Row 11 K1tbl, p11, sl1 wyif.
Row 12 K1tbl, k11, sl1 wyif.

Short Rows

Rows 1 and 2 K1tbl, p9, w&t, k9, sl1 wyif.
Rows 3 and 4 K1tbl, p7, w&t,, k7, sl1 wyif.
Rows 5 and 6 K1tbl, p5, w&t,, k5, sl1 wyif.
Rows 7 and 8 K1tbl, p3, w&t,, k3, sl1 wyif.
Rows 9 and 10 K1tbl, p1, w&t,, k1, sl1 wyif.
Next row (RS) K1tbl, p1, *pick up wrap, p1; rep from * 5 times, sl1 wyif.
Cut 10”/25.5cm tail.

Graft Collar

Sl 13 sts for right lapel off scrap yarn onto smaller needle. With purl sides together, 24”/61cm tail, and your fingers or large tapestry needle, graft lapel halves with kitchener stitch.

YOKE

With larger needle and knit side of shawl collar facing front, pick up and knit 22 sts in front loop of selvedge st along short side of collar, including both CO edges.

Setup Row (WS) K1tbl, p 4 (4, 5, 5), pm, p1, pm, p 10 (10, 8, 8), pm, p1, pm, p 4 (4, 5, 5), sl1 wyif.
Inc Row K1tbl, k to m, sm, m1b, sm, k 10 (10, 8, 8), sm, m1b, sm, k to last st, sl1 wyif—24 sts.
Next Row K1tbl, p to last st, sl1 wyif.
NOTE For size L, skip to Row 3.
**Row 1 (RS) K1tbl, k to m, sm, m1b, k to m, sm, k 10 (10, 8, 8), sm, k to 1 st before m, m1b, sm, k to last st, sl1 wyif.—2 sts increased.
Row 2 K1tbl, p to last st, sl1 wyif. Repeat from ** 1 (2, 0, 0) time(s) more—28 (30, 24, 26) sts.
***Row 3 K1tbl, k to m, sm, m1b, k to 1 st before m, m1b, sm, k 10 (10, 8, 8), sm, m1b, k to 1 st before m, m1b, sm, k to last st, sl1 wyif—32 (34, 28, 30) sts.
Row 4 K1tbl, p to last st, sl1 wyif.