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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?

(Anonymous) on April 27th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC)
interesting coat
There is a coat pattern on the Lion Brand Yarns website - free, of course - designed to be made on a "knitting loom." The coat looked so wonderful, readers demanded to see the pattern reworked for handknitting. They did it! Of course, they didn't bother to put a new photo up, so it would be sort of like knitting a bag in the dark. Loom-Knit Danbury Hooded Sweater Jacket is the name of it - it's hard to post a link with a site that uses frames. Anyway, it's a lovely, cozy looking coat that might work for you. Even *I* want one and my heavy winter coat is a fleece warm up jacket!