FO: top down sweatercoat

I was re-sewing the buttons onto this sweater when I realized I hadn’t blogged this one either! I finished this one a long time ago, sewed the buttons on rather shoddily (necessitating re-sewing them on!) and wore it a few times before we hit a warm spell. Judging by the weather today though, I might get a few more wears out of it!

258.365 - out and about

(Sorry for the crappy lighting – taken at night!)

Top Down Sweatercoat
Pattern: my own design; hopefully forthcoming in the fall!
Needles: 8mm
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers in 2 colours, held doubled; 8 skeins total

This one is top-down, circular yoked. It went surprisingly fast considering the length, but the bulky gauge made for quick knitting! The front bands are short-rowed so that they’re wider in the skirt portion of the coat.

A better idea of the actual colour:

sweatercoat neckline

It’s raining and cool again today, so maybe I’ll wear it out! I need to get to Ikea to buy a new desk chair :) Any recommendations?

Other new knits on and off the needles…

new sweater

Socks that Rock Mediumweight in “rose quartz”.

And I’ve got a new mini shawl pattern in the works!


Mmmmm, deep blue Handmaiden Casbah.



26 responses to “FO: top down sweatercoat”

  1. JoAnn Avatar

    Newbie here; Delurking to say:
    Great sweater coat pattern! Love it! Will keep an eye out for the written pattern some time in the future.

    Love the deep blue Casbah also. Although, I’m more of a sock knitter rather than lace shawls. I sure appreciate the work involved in them, but just can’t bring myself to do one.

  2. Tanis Avatar

    Love that blue! Can’t wait to see the mini-shawl.

  3. maria Avatar

    ooh, there’s a fantastic chair i’ve been eyeing at ikea…

    it’s a wheeley base (black, standard plastic) with a bold merimekko-style pink/black/white/red print – dots & circles and lines…

    i have no need for a wheeley chair, but i sure do want the thing. i wish they’d made the fabric available by itself!

    ooh, link found here!

  4. TJ Avatar

    The sweater coat is gorgeous! I’m looking forward to the pattern’s release so I can make one for myself!

  5. yarnpiggy Avatar

    I was wondering where the sweatercoat had got to! It looks lovely, but I’m sorry you can still get use of it in late May; sounds like you have our regular Vancouver weather, while we have your sunshine. :o( / :o)

    That Casbah is gorgeous…

    Can’t help you with the desk chair…my desk is my bed or my couch. :-)

  6. jackie Avatar

    this is awesome !!

  7. Seanna Lea Avatar

    Wow. I’m drooling over the deep blue. Even when I have things that color I can never make them look so good in the photos!

    The sweater is great too. I wish I had something that warm today. It was a cold damp day!

  8. SamLaTricoteuse Avatar

    Hmmmm – that lace shawl will fall in my “must-buy” category.. I never liked ruffles until I bought your pattern for the Just Enough Ruffles Scarf in a pretty magenta Malabrigo !!

  9. Curry Avatar

    Nice sweater! I’ve never knit a shawl before, but a mini one sounds enticing.

  10. Guro Avatar

    The coat is really pretty. Looks just about right for fall, so even though you’re not getting a lot of use out of it right now I bet you will after summer.

    Very intrigued by the shawl sneak peek, can’t wait to see the rest.

  11. sixtyfour Avatar

    ooh, i love the sweatercoat! i am a sucker for three-quarter length sleeves :)

  12. julia Avatar

    The coat is so cute! The short-row bands are genius!

    Desk chair? My advice is to not cheap out and don’t get distracted by style. I’ve had cute & cheap desk chairs that were hell! Spend a little and get something functional that keeps your back happy!

  13. jody Avatar

    Love the new coat! The mini shawl looks very intriguing – I can’t wait to see it. Love the garter stitch!

  14. Vanessa Avatar

    girl! You are one busy knitter. Love the coat! And the makings of your new shawl!

  15. The Left-Handed Crafter Avatar

    That sweatercoat looks like the perfect thing to keep the chill out on cool spring days. I really like the way it came out – congrats on a great project. : )

  16. Cassy Avatar

    Love the lace on that sock swatch, and the color. You make such nice designs! That is a boss coat.

  17. frnd4vr Avatar

    Hi Laura!
    I just had to stop by to say you are well known all over the world! I am on vacation in Australia and in Melbourne today. Went to a yarn shop to get some Australian wool. In talking about knitting socks I mentioned your blog and book….the clerks all knew you!! They read your blog!! You are famous!! So I will have to learn to knit my Australian wool into socks from your book.

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  19. Amy Morris Avatar

    we have desk chairs at home that are made out of pinewood, pine seems to be a good wood for desk chairs.`-

  20. Courtney Lloyd Avatar

    i like to use wooden desk chairs in comparison with those plastic ones::;

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