Elinor's Day Coat Knitting Pattern Download
Inspired by a coat Emma Thompson wore in the 1995 film adaptation of Sense & Sensibility, this is an everyday coat Jane Austen would have worn for going to town or strolling the garden. An easy band pattern gives body and texture to the lower half. An unusual design feature is the corded edging for the center fronts, collar, and lapels. The edge is worked as an applied I-cord; corners are joined by grafting stitches together. Blocking, accomplished through light steaming and wet-blocking, is especially important for the collar and lapels.
Finished Size: 33 (37, 41, 45, 49)" bust circumference, buttoned. Coat shown measures 33".
Yarn: Rowan Lima (84% baby alpaca, 8% Merino, 8% nylon; 109 yd [100 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #882 chile (MC), 12 (13, 14, 16, 17) balls. Rowan Alpaca Cotton (72% alpaca, 28% cotton; 148 yd [135 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #415 lichen (CC), 2 balls. Both distributed by Westminst
Needles: Body and sleeves size 9 (5.5 mm). Collar and cuffs sizes 6 and 7 (4 and 4.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Removable markers (m); tapestry needle; one 1" button.
Gauge: 20 sts and 27 rows = 4" in St st with MC on largest needles; 22 sts and 36 rows = 4" in band patt with MC on largest needles; 24 sts and 28 rows = 4" in St st with CC on smallest needles.
Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits Fall 2012