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Car Coat
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 80238AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Bust 38 (41, 44 1/2, 48 3/4, 53, 57 3/4) in. (96.5 (104, 114, 124, 134.5, 146.5) cm) Finished Length 32 1/2 (33, 33 1/2, 34, 34 1/2, 35) in. (82.5 (84, 85, 86.5, 87.5, 89) 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 Mar 9, 2010)
POCKETS (work both the same) Sl18 sts of Pocket from holder back onto needle. With RS facing, join 1 strand each of A and B held tog. Beg Stripe Pattern and continue in Stripe Pattern throughout. Next Row (RS): Inc 1 in next st, pfont color=red> k 16, inc 1 in next st - 20 sts.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

860-126 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Chocolate

Cool medium brown


Quantity needed: 10 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (10, 11, 12, 13, 15)
Note: (A)

860-130 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Honey

Deep gold


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Note: (B)

860-108 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Blue

Muted blue


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Note: (C)

860-135 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Rust

Deep burnt orange


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Note: (D)

860-174 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Olive

Warm medium green


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Note: (E)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Large-Eyed Blunt Needles
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Additional Materials
3 buttons, 1 3/4 in. (44 mm) diameter 1 large snap
GAUGE:
11 sts + 15 rows = 4 in. (10cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with 1 strand each of A and B held tog and larger needles. 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
skp Slip 1, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch.



PATTERN STITCH
K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Row 1 (RS): P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end.


Rep Row 1 for K2, p2 rib.



STRIPE PATTERN
Work 12 rows with 1 strand each of A and B held tog, 12 rows with 1 strand each of A and C held tog, *12 rows with 1 strand each of A and D held tog, and 12 rows with 1 strand each of A and E held tog.


These 48 rows form the Stripe Pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK
With smaller needles and 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 86 (90, 94, 102, 110, 118) sts.


Work in K2, p2 rib until piece measures 6 in.

(15 cm); end with a RS row.


Next (Dec) Row (WS): K2tog, *p2, k2tog; rep from * to end - 64 (67, 70, 76, 82, 88) sts.


Change to larger needles and St st, beg Stripe Pattern and continue in Stripe Pattern throughout.


Work even in St st for 8 rows.


Dec Row (RS): K1, skp, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 62 (65, 68, 74, 80, 86) sts.


Continue in St st, rep Dec Row every 8th row twice, then every 6th row 3 times - 52 (55, 58, 64, 70, 76) sts.


Work even in St st and Stripe Pattern until piece measures 24 in.

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


Shape Armhole
Bind off 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 46 (49, 52, 58, 62, 68) sts.


Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 (2, 2, 4, 4, 6) rows - 42 (45, 48, 50, 54, 56) sts.


Bind off 1 st at beg of next 4 rows - 38 (41, 44, 46, 50, 52) sts.


Work even in St st until armhole measures 7 1/2 (8, 8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2, 10) in.

(19 (20.5, 21.5, 23, 24, 25.5 cm); end with a WS row.


Shape Neck and Shoulders
Row 1 (RS): Bind off 3 (2, 3, 4, 4, 5) sts, k8 (10, 10, 10, 12, 12) and sl these sts to a holder for right shoulder, bind off 16 (17, 18, 18, 18, 18) sts for neck, knit to end.


Row 2: Bind off 3 (2, 3, 4, 4, 5) sts, purl to end - 8 (10, 10, 10, 12, 12) sts.


Row 3: Bind off 4 sts, knit to end - 4 (6, 6, 6, 8, 8) sts.


Row 4: Bind off 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts, purl to end - 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts.


Row 5: Knit.


Bind off.


With WS facing, sl sts from holder back onto needle, and join yarn.


Row 1 (WS): Bind off 4 sts, purl to end - 4 (6, 6, 6, 8, 8) sts.


Row 2: Bind off 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts, knit to end - 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts.


Row 3: Purl.


Bind off.
LEFT FRONT
With smaller needles and 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 48 (52, 56, 60, 64, 68) sts.


Row 1 (RS): P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 6 sts, (k1, p1) 3 times.


Continue in rib pattern as established until piece measures 6 in.

(15 cm); end with a RS row.


Next Row (WS): Work 7 sts in rib pattern as established and sl these sts onto a holder for Left Front band, inc 1 in next st, *p2, k2tog; rep from * to end - 32 (35, 38, 41, 44, 47) sts.


Separate for Pocket
Change to larger needles and St st, beg Stripe Pattern and continue in Stripe Pattern throughout.


Row 1 (RS): K9 (11, 13, 15, 17, 19), sl the next 18 sts to a holder for pocket, cast 18 sts onto right needle, k5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10).


Work even in St st for 7 rows.


Dec Row (RS): K1, skp, knit to end - 31 (34, 37, 40, 43, 46) sts.


Continue in St st, rep Dec Row every 8th row twice more, then every 6th row 3 times - 26 (29, 32, 35, 38, 41) sts.


Work even in St st until Left Front measures same as Back to armhole; end with a WS row.


Shape Armhole
Bind off 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next row - 23 (26, 29, 32, 34, 37) sts.


Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) RS rows - 21 (24, 27, 28, 30, 33) sts.


Bind off 1 st at beg of next 2 RS rows - 19 (22, 25, 26, 28, 31) sts.


Work even in St st until armhole measures 5 1/2 (5 1/2, 5 1/2, 6, 6 1/2, 6 1/2) in.

(14 (14, 14, 15, 16.5, 16.5) cm); end with a RS row.


Shape Neck
Bind off 4 sts at beg of next row - 15 (18, 21, 22, 24, 27) sts.


Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 WS rows - 9 (12, 15, 16, 18, 21) sts.


Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 1 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4) WS rows - 7 (8, 9, 10, 12, 13) sts.


Work even in St st until armhole measures same as Back to shoulder.


Shape Shoulder
Bind off 3 (2, 3, 4, 4, 5) at beg of next RS row - 4 (6, 6, 6, 8, 8) sts.


Bind off 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 RS rows.



RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping and Pocket and Front band placement.
SLEEVES (make 2)
With smaller needles and 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 42 (42, 46, 46, 50, 50) sts.

Work in k2, p2 rib until piece measures 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from beg; end with a RS row.


Next Row (WS): K2tog, *p2, k2tog; rep from * to end - 31 (31, 34, 34, 37, 37) sts.


Change to larger needles.

Beg Stripe Pattern, beg with 25th row of pattern (at * with A and D), and continue in Stripe Pattern throughout.


Work in St st, inc 1 st each side every 5th row 3 (5, 4, 6, 6, 7) times - 37 (41, 42, 46, 49, 51) sts.


Continue even in St st and Stripe Pattern until piece measures about 14 in.

(35.5 cm) from beg AND piece ends on the same stripe row as Back at armhole.


Shape Sleeve Cap
Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 31 (35, 36, 40, 43, 45) sts.


Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 27 (31, 32, 36, 39, 41) sts.


Bind off 1 st at beg of next 4 rows - 23 (27, 28, 32, 35, 37) sts.


Dec 1 st each side every 4th row 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) times, then every 2nd row 1 (1, 2, 3, 5, 6) times - 17 (21, 20, 20, 19, 19) sts.

Bind off.
FRONT BANDS
Left Front Band
Sl 7 held sts of Left Front band back onto needle.

With RS facing, join 2 strands of A held tog.


Continue in k1, p1 rib as established across these 7 sts until band measures same as Left Front to neck shaping.

Sl the 7 sts back onto holder.


Sew band to inner Left Front edge.


Place markers for 3 buttons on Left Front band, the first one at 2 in (5 cm) from top edge, the other 2 spaced 5 in.

(12.5 cm) apart.


Right Front Band
Sl 7 sts of Right Front band from holder back onto needle.

With RS facing, join 2 strands of A held tog.


Continue in k1, p1 rib as established across these sts until band measures same as Left Front band to first button marker; end with a WS row.


Next Row (buttonhole row - RS): K1, p1, k1, bind off 2 sts, p1, k1.


Next Row: P1, k1, cast on 2 sts, p1, k1, p1.


Continue in k1, p1 rib as established, working buttonholes opposite 2 remaining button markers, until band measures same as Right Front to neck shaping.

Sl the 7 sts back onto holder and sew band to inner Right Front edge.



POCKETS (work both the same)
Sl18 sts of Pocket from holder back onto needle.

With RS facing, join 1 strand each of A and B held tog.

Beg Stripe Pattern and continue in Stripe Pattern throughout.


Next Row (RS): Inc 1 in next st, k16, inc 1 in next st - 20 sts.


Continue even in St st and Stripe Pattern for 19 more rows.


Change to smaller needles and 2 strands of A held tog.


Pocket Trim
Row 1 (RS): P1, (k2, p2) 4 times, k2, p1.


Rows 2-4: Knit the k sts and purl the p sts.

Bind off.



FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.


Collar
With RS facing, smaller needles and 2 strands of A held tog, work 7 sts of Right Front band in rib as established; pick up and k33 (33, 33, 33, 35, 35) sts along right front neck, 32 (32, 32, 32, 35, 35) sts from back neck, 33 (33, 33, 33, 35, 35) sts from left front neck; work 7 sts of Left Front band in rib as established - 112 (112, 112, 112, 119, 119) sts.


Row 1 (WS): Work in rib as established over 7 sts, (p2, inc 1 in next st, p2, k2) 14 (14, 14, 14, 15, 15) times, work in rib as established over 7 sts - 126 (126, 126, 126, 134, 134) sts.


Continue in k1, p1 rib over first and last 7 sts, and k2, p2 rib over remaining sts for 3 in.

(7.5cm).

Bind off.



Sew in Sleeves.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Sew buttons on Left Front band opposite buttonholes.

Sew one half of snap on WS of collar, about 1/2 in.

(1.5cm) from right end.

Sew other half of snap on RS about 1/2 in.

(1.5cm) from left end of collar.

Sew Pockets to Fronts.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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