Hoodies, Hooded Jackets and Coats ... In the cold season, there are hardly any clothes that are more comfortable. Do not you think so? Then this guide for a self-made hooded coat is just the thing for you!
That's what you need:
- cut paper
- Pencil, and ruler
- approx. 1000 g of gray wool, (washable new wool mix), length approx. 40 m / 50 g
- Knitting Needles, No. 10-12
- sewing kit
- big push buttons
First, draw a sample cut to calculate the required number of stitches and rows as well as to put on the knitting work in between:
Draw a rectangle for the front part with a width of 44 cm and a length of 74 cm. Fold the paper centered lengthwise (22 x 74 cm), with the fold edge being the center of the front piece. For the front neckline create a curve: It is 6 cm deep at the fold edge and runs on the shoulder in a width of 16 cm. Draw a rectangle for the back part with a width of 48 cm and a length of 74 cm. Fold the paper lengthwise in the middle (24 x 74 cm), the folding edge being the center of the back piece. For the rear neckline create a curve: It is 2 cm deep at the fold edge and runs on the shoulder in a width of 16 cm. Draw an equilateral trapeze for the sleeve: it has a width of 24 cm at the cuffs, 34 cm wide at the shoulder and a total height of 56 cm.
Next, work a plain knit pattern (1 row, 1 row) and determine the number of stitches and rows required for a size of 10 x 10 cm. Convert all measurements in the pattern into stitches and rows (it is best to write directly on the cut). When the sleeve is 5 cm intervals, it is advisable to measure the shoulder width of increasing sleeve width and also convert into stitches, so you can determine how many stitches must be increased in between.
Start with the knitting:
Two sleeves in smooth knit work. Cast on the calculated number of stitches, knit a 6 cm high cuff (1 st, 1 sts left), then continue working in a smooth knit pattern until the desired sleeve height is reached. Increase continuously according to calculation on the pattern. When the final length of the sleeves is reached, bind off all stitches.
Knit two equal front pieces (each as big as half the cut): Cast on the calculated number of stitches and knit in the plain knit pattern, knitting in the middle two opposing braids with a stitch width of 6 stitches each. Work 4 stitches in a smooth knit pattern between the two braids. When the length to the neckline has been reached, remove as many stitches as calculated progressively so that the neckline runs as on the pattern cut. Bind off the remaining shoulder sts.
Knit the back in the same way, but work in one piece, ie the full size of the pattern cut. Work 6 stitches in a smooth knit pattern along the back center. Apply the same cable pattern to the right and left as on the front. On the two sides again work on the braids 4 stitches in the plain knit pattern and connect a simple braid. All other stitches in the plain knitting pattern work. Knitting to the height of the neckline, then cut according to cut. Bind off the remaining shoulder sts.
To finish the coat, stitch the front and back panels (keep sleeve holes!) Together with stitches along the edges and shoulders. Sew on the wool ends. Pick up a stitch along the neckline from each edge stitch and work the hood: Knit approx. 20 cm with all stitches in the plain knit pattern. Then spread the stitches on two needles; between the two needles is the rear center of the hood. In every second row from now on decrease: For this, knit each of the last two or first stitches at the back center right. After a height of approx. 10 cm, bind off the remaining stitches. Put the hood end right side to the right and stitch the chained stitches together to form the hood.
Then work the edges: Pick up a stitch along the front edges and at the edge of the hood from each edge stitch and knit an approx. 3 cm high cuff (1 st, 1 st. Bind off all stitches and sew on the thread end. Sew large snaps on to close the jacket. Alternatively, work in the cuffs on the front right side buttonholes.
Finally, put the sleeves: To do this, put right side on the right and sew the long edges together. Then fit into the sleeves' sleeve holes and sew tight.
TIP: For best fit, adjust the cut measurements (eg, sleeve length) to your body mass before knitting!
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