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Homespun Coats
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 1169 The long duster-style coat is easy to make and stylish to wear. Make an entrance in one of these dramatic knit coats. We have designed three fabulous versions of this season's biggest hit.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large
Finished Chest (buttoned) 45 (49, 53, 57)inches. Length 46 (47, 48, 48) inches.
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-338 Homespun Yarn: Nouveau

'Painterly' color Chocolate, gray, and tan


Quantity needed: 8 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 59.92
Alternative Quantity: (9,10,11)
Note: Note: Hooded version uses 9 (10,10,11) skeins

Lion Brand Stitch Holders
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.99

Additional Materials
Size 9 29-inch circular needle Size 10 29-inch circular needle 8 1-inch buttons Note: V-neck version is shown in #790-343 Romanesque; Hooded version shown in #790-342 Southwestern
GAUGE:
14 sts = 4 1/2 " (11 cm) wide and 20 rows = 4" (10 cm) long with larger needles over St st (k on RS, p on WS). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
Body is worked in one piece to underarms, then split at the armholes.


INSTRUCTIONS
STITCH GLOSSARY

Dec2 (dec 2 sts): Sl 1, k2tog, pass the slipped st over and off needle.

K2tog: Knit 2 sts together.

Ssk (slip slip knit): Sl the next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, from the tip of the left needle to the tip of the right needle; insert the left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts from the left and k them tog from this position to dec 1 st.

M1 (make 1 st): An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle.

Work this new stitch through the back loop.



BODY: With smaller needles, cast on 157 (169, 181, 193) sts and work in k1, p1 rib for 4", inc 19 sts evenly across last row – 176 (188, 200, 212) sts.

Change to larger needles and work even in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 19 (19, 19, 18)" from beg, end with a WS row.

Dec Row 1 (RS): K43 (46, 49, 52) sts, Dec2, k84 (90, 96,102) sts, Dec2, k43 (46, 49, 52) sts – 172 (184, 196, 208) sts.

Work 5 rows even.

Dec Row 2 (RS): K42 (45, 48, 51) sts, Dec2, k82 (88, 94, 100) sts, Dec2, k42 (45, 48, 51) sts – 168 (180, 192, 204) sts.

Work 5 rows even.

Dec Row 3 (RS): K41 (44, 47, 50) sts, Dec2, k80 (86, 92, 98) sts, Dec2, k41 (44, 47, 50) sts – 164 (176, 188, 200) sts.

Work 5 rows even.

Cont in this manner, working 5 rows even between each dec row, and working on each dec row one st less before the first and after the last Dec2 and 2 sts less over middle sts, until 136 (148, 160, 172) sts rem.

Work even until piece measures 37 (37, 37, 36)" from beg, end with a WS row.

Armhole Shaping: Next Row (RS): K29 (32, 35, 38) sts, bind off 12 sts, k54 (60, 66, 72) sts, bind off 12 sts, k29 (32, 35, 38) sts.

Place first and last 29 (32, 35, 38) sts (Right and Left Fronts) on holders, break yarn.



BACK:

Next Row (WS): With WS facing, join yarn and purl across.

Next Row (RS): K1, k2tog, work to last 3 sts, end ssk, k1.

Rep last 2 rows 5 times more – 42 (48, 54, 60) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 9 (10, 11, 12)".

Bind off all sts.



RIGHT FRONT (Stand – up Collar and Hooded Versions) Next Row (WS): Sl 29 (32, 35, 38) sts from Right Front holder to larger needle and with WS facing, join yarn at armhole edge and purl across.

Next Row (RS): Work to last 3 sts, end ssk, k1.

Rep last 2 rows 5 times more – 23 (26, 29, 32) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 51/2 (61/2, 71/2, 81/2)", end with a WS row.

Neck Shaping: Next Row (RS): Bind off 7 sts, work to end.

Work 1 row even.

NextRow (RS): K1, k2tog, work to end.

Work 1 row even.

Rep last 2 rows 3 (4, 4, 5) times more – 12 (14, 17, 19) sts.

Work even until piece measures same length as back.

Bind off all sts.
LEFT FRONT:

(V-Neck Version) Next Row (WS): Sl 29 (32, 35, 38) sts from Left Front holder to larger needle and with WS facing, join yarn at center edge and purl across.

Next Row (RS): K1, k2tog, work to end.

Rep last 2 rows 5 times more; AT SAME TIME, when armhole measures 1/2 (11/2, 21/2, 31/2)", end with a WS row.

Neck Shaping: Dec Row (RS): Work to last 3 sts, end ssk, k1.

Work dec row every other row 2 (4, 4, 6) times more, then every 4th row 8 (7, 7, 6) times – 12 (14, 17, 19) sts.

Work even until piece measures same length as Right Front.

Bind off all sts.



SLEEVES:

With smaller needles, cast on 24 (30, 36, 42) sts and work in k1, p1 rib for 4", inc 4 (4, 6, 6) sts evenly across last row – 28 (34, 42, 48) sts.

Change to larger needles and St st and inc 1 st each side every 6th row 12 times – 52 (58, 66, 72) sts.

Work even until piece measures 191/2" from beg, end with a WS row.Cap Shaping: Bind off 7 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Next Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1.

Work 1 row even.

Rep last 2 rows 11 times more.

Bind off rem 14 (20, 28, 34) sts.
FINISHING:

Sew shoulder seams.

Set in sleeves.

Sew sleeve seams.

Stand-up Collar Version Button Band: With RS facing and smaller needle, pick up 138 (142, 146, 146) sts evenly along Left Front.

Work in k1, p1 rib for 8 rows.

Bind off loosely in rib.

Place markers on band for 8 buttons, the first 1" from the top, the last 8 (9, 10, 10)" from the bottom, and 6 others spaced evenly between.

Buttonhole Band: Work as for Button Band, placing buttonholes on 3rd row of rib opposite markers as foll: rib to desired buttonhole, yo, k2tog.

Resume rib on foll row.

Stand-up Collar: With RS facing, smaller needle, and beg at 4th row of Buttonhole Band at Right Front neck and ending at same place on opposite side, pick up 23 (24, 24, 25) sts evenly around Right Front neck, 18 (20, 20, 22) sts around Back neck, and 23 (24, 24, 25) around Left neck – 64 (68, 68, 72) sts.

Work in k1, p1 rib for 21/2", then work in St st for 21/2".

Fold in half to inside and sew down along neckline and sew side edges tog.

Sew buttons on band opposite buttonholes.

Hooded Version: With RS facing and larger needle, beg at Right Front neck, pick up 19 (20, 20, 21) sts evenly around Right Front neck, 22 (24, 24, 26) sts around Back neck, and 19 (20, 20, 21) sts around Left Front neck – 60 (64, 64, 68) sts.

Row 1 (WS) Purl, casting on 4 sts at end of row (for drawstring casing) – 64 (68, 68, 72) sts.

Row 2 (RS): Knit, casting on 4 sts at end of row (for drawstring casing) – 68 (72, 72, 76) sts.

Work 9 rows even.

Next Row (RS):K24 (26, 26, 28) sts, M1, *k4, M1; rep from * 4 times more, k to end – 74 (78, 78, 82) sts.

Work 9 rows even.

Next Row (RS): K7 (9, 9, 11) sts, M1, *k5, M1; rep from * 11 times more, k to end – 87 (91, 91, 95) sts.

Work even until piece measures 9", end with a WS row.

Dec Row 1: (RS) K34 (35, 35, 37) sts, ssk, k15 (17, 17, 17) sts, k2tog, k34 (35, 35, 37) sts.

Next Row and all WS rows: Purl.

Dec Row 2: K34 (35, 35, 37) sts, ssk, k13 (15, 15, 15) sts, k2tog, k34 (35, 35, 37) sts.

Dec Row 3: K34 (35, 35, 37) sts, ssk, k11 (13, 13, 13) sts, k2tog, k34 (35, 35, 37) sts.

Dec Row 4: K34 (35, 35, 37) sts, ssk, k9 (11, 11, 11) sts, k2tog, k34 (35, 35, 37) sts.

Dec Row 5: K34 (35, 35, 37) sts, ssk, k7 (9, 9, 9) sts, k2tog, k34 (35, 35, 37) sts.

Dec Row 6 K34 (35, 35, 37) sts, ssk, k5 (7, 7, 7) sts, k2tog, k34 (35, 35, 37) sts.

Dec Row 7 K34 (35, 35, 37) sts, ssk, k3 (5, 5, 5) sts, k2tog, k34 (35, 35, 37) sts.

Dec Row 8 K34 (35, 35, 37) sts, ssk, k1 (3, 3, 3) sts, k2tog, k34 (35, 35, 37) sts.

Bind off all sts and sew top seam of hood.

Fold 4 edge sts to inside and sew down to form casing for Twisted Drawstring.

Twisted Drawstring: Cut 5 strands of yarn, each 2 yards long or desired length.

Tie ends together at top, and twist the strands until taut.

Grasp in center of twisted yarn and fold piece in half, allowing yarn to twist.

Tie knots at each end and thread through casing.

Front Band: Place markers on Right Front for 8 buttonholes, the first 1" below first neck bind-off, the last 8 (9, 10, 10)" from bottom, and 6 others spaced evenly between.

With RS facing and smaller needle, starting at bottom Right Front, pick up 138 (142, 146, 146) sts evenly along Right Front, 92 sts around hood, and 138 (142, 146, 146) sts evenly along Left Front – 368 (376, 384, 384) sts.

Working in k1, p1 rib for 8 rows, work buttonholes on 3rd row on Right Front by markers as foll: rib to desired buttonhole, yo, k2tog.

Resume rib on foll row.

After 8 rows have been worked, bind off all sts loosely in rib.

Sew buttons on band opposite buttonholes.
V-Neck Version Front Band: Place markers on Right Front for 8 buttonholes, the first at first neck dec, the last 8 (9, 10, 10)" from bottom, and 6 others spaced evenly between.

With RS facing and smaller needle, starting at bottom Right Front, pick up 123 (126, 129, 129) sts evenly along Right Front, 31 sts along Right Front neck, 20 (22, 22, 24) sts around Back neck, 31 sts along Left Front neck, and 123 (126, 129, 129) sts along Left Front – 328 (336, 342, 344) sts.

Working in k1, p1 rib for 8 rows, work buttonholes on 3rd row on Right Front by markers as foll: rib to desired buttonhole, yo, k2tog.

Resume rib on foll row.

After 8 rows have been worked, bind off all sts loosely in rib.

Sew buttons on bandopposite buttonholes.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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