Coat Sweater I, Sizes 14, 16, 18 and 20

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These directions are for Size 14. Changes for Sizes 16, 18 and 20 are in parentheses.

MATERIALS REQUIRED:

Columbia-Minerva Knitting Worsted (4 oz skein) - 6(6-7-8) skeins

OR

Columbia-Minerva Calypso Germantown Knitting Worsted (2 or 4 oz skein) - 24(26-30-32) ozs

Knitting Needles: 1 pair each "Boye" Sizes 8 and 10 - 14 inch
Gauge: 5 sts to 1 inch; 7 rows to 1 inch (St St-Size 8 needles)
1 "Boye" Steel Crochet Hook Size 1

BACK: With Size 8 needles cast on 96(102-108-112) sts. Work in St St for 4 rows, P 1 row on right side of work for turn of hem. Continue in St St until work measures 18” (18”-18 ½”-18 ½”), or desired length from turn of hem to underarm. To Shape Raglan Armholes: Bind off 2(3-3-3) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st each side as follows: Row 1: (Right side of work) K 2, sl 1, K 1, psso, K across to within last 4 sts, K 2 tog, K 2. Row 2: P. Repeat these 2 rows 31(32-34-36) times more. Bind off rem 28(30-32-32) sts for back of neck.

LEFT FRONT: With Size 8 needles cast on 56(59-62-65) sts. Work in St St for 4 rows, P 1 row on right side of work for turn of hem, casting on 9 sts at end of row for front border and facing - 65(68-71-74) sts on needle. P 1 row then work in St St as follows: Row 1: K across to last 5 sts, sl 1, K 4 (front border). Row 2: P. Repeat these 2 rows. When front edge measures 12”(12”-12 ½”-12 ½”) from turn of hem, To Shape Neck: Bind off 5 sts at front edge, then dec 1 st at same edge every 3rd row 0(4-4-4) times, then every 4th row 25(22-23-24) times more AND AT THE SAME TIME when work measures same as Back to underarm, To Shape Raglan Armhole: Bind off 2(3-3-3) sts at side edge, then dec as follows: Row 1: (Right side of work) K 2, sl 1, K 1, psso, K to end of row. Row 2: P. Repeat these 2 rows 31(32-34-36) times more. Bind off last st.

RIGHT FRONT: Work to correspond with Left Front, shaping armhole as follows: Bind off 2(3-3-3) sts at side edge, then dec as follows: Row 1: (Right side of work) K across to last 4 sts, K 2 tog, K 2. Row 2: P. Repeat these 2 rows 31(32-34-36) times more.

SLEEVES: With Size 8 needles cast on 48(50-52-54) sts. Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1, for 1 ½ inches, inc'ing 4 sts across last row. Change to St St, inc'ing 1 st each side every 6th row 11(12-13-13) times - 74(78-82-84) sts on needle. When work measures 16 ½”(16 ½”-17”-17”), or desired length from start to underarm, To Shape Raglan Cap of Sleeve: Work same as armholes of Back until 8 sts rem, then work 2(2-2-4) more rows even. Bind off rem 8 sts.

COLLAR-RIGHT HALF: With Size 10 needles cast on 128(130-134-136) sts. Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1, throughout as follows: Work 2 rows even. Bind off 6 sts in ribbing at beg of next row (neck edge), then bind off 6 sts at same edge 1 time more. Change to Size 8 needles. Bind off 4 sts at neck edge every other row 9(10-13-15) times, then 3 sts at same edge every other row 7(6-3-1) times, then 10 sts at same edge every other row 5 times. Bind off rem 9(10-11-11) sts for back of neck.

Work Left Half of Collar the same.

BELT: With Size 8 needles cast on 12 sts. Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1, for about 48 inches (or desired length). Bind off. Turn corners under at each end of Belt to form point. Work 1 row of sl st around entire Belt.

Sew Sleeves to Fronts and Back. Sew underarm and sleeve seams. Sew seam at center back of Collar. Sew bound-off edge of Collar to neck edge, starting and ending at front facing. Turn under facings and sew in place. Turn up hem at lower edge and sew. Make 2 loops for Belt about 2 inches long and sew to side edge about 6 inches below underarm.


Other great patterns from Casual Quick Hand-Knits, Columbia-Minerva Volume 735:

Knitting Patterns

Cardigan Sweater, No. 1
Cardigan Sweater, No. 2
Cardigan Sweater, No. 3
Slipover Sweater, No. 4
Slipover Sweater, No. 5
Cardigan Sweater, No. 6
Slipover Sweater, No. 7
Cardigan Sweater, No. 8
Slipover Sweater, No. 9
Cardigan Sweater, No. 10
Coat Sweater, No. 11
Cardigan Sweater, No. 12
Slipover Sweater, No. 13
Cardigan Sweater, No. 14
Slipover Sweater, No. 15
Coat Sweater, No. 16
Hooded Coat Sweater, No. 17
Coat Sweater, No. 18
Cardigan Sweater, No. 19
Slipover Sweater, No. 20
Cardigan Sweater, No. 21
Slipover Sweater, No. 22
Slipover Sweater, No. 23
Sleeveless Vest Sweater, No. 24
Cardigan Sweater, No. 25