Meryton Coat Knitting Pattern Download
Inspired by the coats worn by Jane Austen's military characters. like the despicable Wickham. the Meryton Coat is a feminine and modern take on the Regency era. A simple allover stranded pattern is an excellent backdrop for beautiful finishing details such as I-cord piping and mitered corners on edgings. Knitting in the round with steeks, this piece is challenging because it requires attention to detail, but the result is a garment worthy of wear at Pemberley.
Finished Size: 30 ½ (36, 41 ½)" bust circumference. Cardigan shown measures 36".
Yarn: Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift (100% Shetland wool; 115 yd [105 m]/ 25 g): #125 slate (MC), 7 (8, 10) balls; #1260 raspberry (CC), 7 (8, 10) balls.
Yarn Weight: #3 Light
Needles: Body and sleeves. size 3 (3.25 mm): 24" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Edging. size 1 (2.25 mm): 47" cir. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); locking markers; tapestry needle; one 1¼" button; size C/2 (2.75 mm) crochet hook (optional).
Gauge: 31 sts and 31 rnds = 4" in stranded patt on larger needle.
Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits, 2011