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06 April 2007 @ 12:20 pm
Looking for Inspiration  
In the spirit of keeping this community alive I'm asking for help getting some inspiration. I have some yarn that was given to me with the idea I would make a coat. I'd love a coat I could actually wear as outer wear, not just another layer inside. To me this means it needs to close well, have a collar or matching scarf, be at least mid-thigh in length, and have long sleeves that fit closely without being ribbed at the cuff.

I have basically an hourglass shape (waist smaller than bust and hips) with my hips slightly larger than my bust.

Any thoughts?

Steffirecat on April 6th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
Sally Melville's The Knit Stitch has a coat called Einstein that might work. Here is an ample-knitters group project gallery devoted to it: http://www.ample-knitters.com/einstein_gallery.html

I also second the Big Girl Knits recommendation.
materursamaterursa on April 7th, 2007 10:38 pm (UTC)
This is a nice coat. I agree with one of the group that there is a lot of material under the arms, but I'm sure that can be fixed. Thanks!