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Zen Coat
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 70714AD Long and modern, this chic sweater coat is perfect for cool weather. Also available in Grey Heather colorway.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: S/L, 1X/2X
Finished Bust 48 (55) in. (122 (140) cm), excluding borders Finished Length 35 (36) in. (89 (91.5) cm)
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: (applied Dec 21, 2009)
BACK Cast on 125 (137) sts. Work in k2, p1 rib for 3 rows, dec 1 st at end of last row - 124 (136) sts. Shape Underarm Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Purl 1 row. Dec 1 st each end of next (knit) row.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)


620-129 Wool-Ease Yarn: Cocoa

Warm medium brown

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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 7 (4.5 mm), 29 in. (74 cm) long
19 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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.

PATTERN STITCH K2, p1 Rib Row 1: *K2, p1, rep from * across, end k2.

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for k2, p1 Rib.


Fronts are worked separately from the lower edge to the back neck, with stitches for sleeves cast on at side edges.


Sleeve stitches are joined (to form back neck) then worked in one piece for back yoke.


When back yoke has been completed, stitches are bound off for back, and sleeves are worked separately until underarm shaping has been completed.


Back is worked from lower edge to underarm, and includes a box pleat at center back.


The edges of the underarm shaping of the back and sleeve sections are not seamed and create an underarm opening.


Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

Work back and forth in rows, as if working on straight needles.

BACK Cast on 125 (137) sts.

Work in k2, p1 rib for 3 rows, dec 1 st at end of last row - 124 (136) sts.

Beg with a purl row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 7 rows.

Next Row (RS): Knit, inc 1 st at each end - 126 (138) sts.

Rep last 8 rows once - 128 (140) sts.

Work even until piece measures 17 1/2 in.

(44.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Pleat Next Row (RS): K48 (54), sl 1, k7, p1, k14, p1, k7, sl 1, k48 (54).

Next Row: P56 (62), k1, p14, k1, p56 (62).

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 24 in.

(61 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Underarm Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st each end of next (knit) row.

Continue in St st until piece measures 2 1/2 in.

(6.5 cm) above underarm.

Bind off.
RIGHT FRONT Cast on 60 (68) sts.

Work in k2, p1 rib as for Back.

Next Row: Inc 0 (1) st, p to end of row - 60 (69) sts.

Work even in St st until piece measures 24 in.

(61 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Next Row (RS): Knit, cast on 62 sts at end of row for sleeve - 122 (131) sts.

Slipping first st of every WS row for selvedge st, work even in St st until piece measures 14 1/2 (16 1/2) in.

(37 (42) cm) above cast-on sts for sleeve, end with a WS row.Cut yarn and slip sts to a holder.

LEFT FRONT Work as for Right Front, reversing shaping and ending with a WS row.

Joining for Back Yoke With RS facing, work across 122 (131) sts of Left Front, work 122 (131) sts of Right Front from holder - 244 (262) sts.

Continue in St st for 3 in.

(7.5 cm), end with a WS row.

Shape Back and Sleeves Next Row: K78, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off 88 (106) sts (back yoke), k to end of row.

Working both sleeves at the same time with separate balls of yarn, dec 1 st at Back edge of each sleeve every row 16 times (for underarm shaping) - 62 sts remain for each sleeve.

Bind off.

FINISHING Fold pleat along purl sts on Back, with sl sts meeting at center back.

Sew pleat in place.

Sew bound-off edge of Back to bound-off edge of yoke, easing to fit.

Fold Coat along center of sleeves and sew side and sleeve seams.

Leave shaped underarm unsewn.

With RS facing, join yarn with slip stitch at each underarm opening and work single crochet evenly spaced around opening.

Front Border (make 2) Cast on 15 sts.

Work in Garter St (k every row) until piece measures same as front edge from lower edge to beg of yoke (back neck) plus 2 in.

(5 cm) for overlap.

Sew borders in place, overlapping at back neck.

Weave in ends.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
wyif = with yarn in front

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