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Knit Coat Sample – Mama In A Sew

This “Large Knit Coat Cardigan” sample is tremendous easy, options an outsized match, and is so heat! It’s simple sufficient for brand new knitters, dare I say, even adventurous freshmen. Learn on to see how one can knit this coat that doubles as an enormous cozy cardigan (and take a look at the buttons I added!).

And I simply LOVE this coloration – what do you assume?! You’ll be able to see the free sample under, or seize the printable sample on Etsy HERE or the equipment from Lion Model HERE.

You’d by no means know this was knit primarily out of a bunch of rectangles, proper? It’s very simple, even for freshmen that know the fundamentals. Additionally, thanks nature for offering me with a lone aspen on our property that also had yellow leaves. I rushed on the market simply earlier than they fell to get matchy matchy footage. Haha!

How Do You Knit This Coat Cardigan?

In case you’ve adopted me for some time, there will probably be no surprises with how this sweater is made. 🙂

I really like making sweaters which are knit flat as a result of it makes it easy sufficient for many knitters, together with freshmen to make. This coat isn’t any exception as it’s knit flat, in rectangular panels, and seamed to complete. Simple simple!

You’ll begin off by making three rectangular panels, two for the entrance, and one for the again. So sure, if you may make a shawl, you may sort out this coat. Subsequent, you may knit the sleeves, that are additionally rectangles with only a contact of shaping. Additionally, you will knit fundamental rectangles for the 2, non-compulsory pockets.

Is that this not soooo cozy and enjoyable? Lengthy, lovely, and completely made with pockets and buttons to maintain you heat. I really like utilizing this mustard coloration for a change too. What do you assume? You probably have a bunch of various coloured tremendous cumbersome yarn, I believe this might make an awesome stash buster too! You’ll be able to have some actually enjoyable striping with totally different colours.

In case you’re snug with knitting and purling, in addition to ribbing, you’re set to make this one! The one factor that folk do have a tendency to want to be taught if they’re new knitters is how one can choose up stitches. The collar part is labored by selecting up stitches and knitting as soon as the coat is assembled.

Can I Knit this Coat Sweater with Straight Needles?

Technically sure, however realistically in all probability not. Each bit of this coat is labored flat, so straight needles would work IF you may match the entire stitches in your straight needles.

It could be potential with the smaller sizes, because the again panel is the widest, and I really match the entire stitches on my straight needles for the again panel. HOWEVER, if you choose up stitches alongside the neckline and collar, it’s lots of stitches, and you’ll have hassle becoming all of them on the needles. For this reason I name for round needles within the supplies part. Circulars are longer, and subsequently match the stitches extra comfortably. However you aren’t knitting within the spherical!

This can be a video I discovered (HERE) that you simply would possibly discover useful if you happen to’ve by no means picked up stitches.

And if you happen to’re this and eager to make it, however haven’t but discovered to knit, head over to my video tutorial right here to get began on knitting. When you get the fundamentals down, come on again right here to this sample. It’s a lot enjoyable!

It’s simple to make this knit coat cardigan as lengthy or brief as you’d like. Merely knit for extra or fewer rows than the sample requires.

How Do I Add the Button Holes to My Knit Coat?

No worries!! The stitches are giant sufficient that you simply don’t want so as to add any holes. Simply place the toggle buttons wherever you’d like, and button them to the material! Simply pull the toggles via any of the stitches or in between the stitches. Simple proper?!

What Yarns can I exploit for this Knit Coat?

This coat requires an excellent cumbersome, #6 yarn. I used Lion Model Wool Ease Thick & Fast which actually is my go-to tremendous cumbersome yarn. I like it as a result of it makes initiatives fast. I additionally simply actually just like the look of chunky knits, and this yarn has a top quality appear and feel for value. If you’re allergic to wool, or choose to make use of a unique fiber, that’s completely wonderful too! You’ll simply must remember to discover a tremendous cumbersome #6 that works for you. Lion Model Hometown USA is a 100% acrylic that may very well be a sub as properly.

The hood is tremendous cozy, however you may actually skip it if you happen to’d like.

Hopefully that gave you a good suggestion on how one can knit this coat sweater, so now let’s get to the free sample!

Bear in mind you could purchase the printable ad-free model from Etsy HERE


Description: Chunky, outsized, and oh-so-warm, this hooded coat cardigan is bound to maintain
you cozy all season lengthy. Whether or not you’re curling up on the sofa with scorching cocoa, or going
for a brisk stroll, you’ll be heat and toasty on this assertion knit piece. Add buttons for a
useful, on-trend contact (not included with the Lion Model equipment). Easy building and
minimal shaping make this doable for a lot of knitters!

US Measurement 15, 10 mm 36” round knitting needles & straight needles (non-compulsory)
8 (9, 10, 12, 13) Lion Model Yarn Wool Ease Thick & Fast tremendous cumbersome #6 yarn in
Mustard 170 g/skein and 106 yds/skein Package obtainable HERE
Sample makes use of roughly 1280 g (1475 g, 1684 g, 1906 g, 2140 g)
Tapestry Needle
Measuring Tape
Gauge: Roughly 7 ¾ stitches and 11 rows in 4” X 4” of stockinette sew
Sizes: Small, Medium, Giant, XL, 2XL
Please observe the important thing all through the sample in keeping with the scale you’re knitting:
S (M, L, XL, 2XL)

Word: There’s lots of constructive ease. Mannequin is sporting a measurement small, is 5’5” and has a 32”
bust. Cloth can also be unfastened and stretchy. Size can simply be personalized by knitting extra
or fewer rows on every panel. Width could be personalized by casting on extra or fewer
stitches for every panel. Maintain yarn wants in thoughts if customizing the scale.

Bust Circumference (approximate):
S – 47”
M –51”
L – 55”
XL –59”
2XL – 6

Size (approximate):

S – 32”

M – 34”

L – 36”

XL – 38”

2XL – 40”

Sleeve Size:

S – 17”

M – 17”

L – 17.5”

XL – 18”

2XL – 18”

Sleeve Width when seamed (approximate width at widest level):

S – 8”

M – 8.5”

L –  9”

XL – 9.5”

2XL – 10”

Abbreviations & Abilities:

okay – knit

p – purl

st – sew

sts – stitches

k2tog – knit two collectively lower

Sample Notes: This coat is knit flat by making one rectangular panel for the again and two rectangular panels for the entrance (see schematic). Sleeves and pockets are additionally knit flat. The panels are seamed collectively to complete.  In case you’re skilled, you may actually modify the sample to knit the sleeves within the spherical and keep away from seaming. The collar is knit by selecting up stitches and knitting a 1X1 rib sample. Take into account blocking panels and sleeves to form and measurement.  The sample requires round needles even whereas it’s knit flat.  The round needles are essential to comfortably maintain the entire stitches. When working the collar part, it’s possible you’ll choose up stitches midway up both sides and seam the 2 halves collectively in the back of the neck.  Get pleasure from!

Knit Coat Cardigan Sample

Again Panel (make 1)

*sew depend stays the identical all through the sample

Solid on 50 (54, 58, 62, 66)

1×1 Ribbing Sample

Row 1 *K1, p1; repeat from * throughout the row.

Rows 2 – 7 Repeat row 1.

Stockinette Sew Part

Row 8 Knit every st throughout the row.

Row 9 Purl every st throughout the row.

Repeat rows 8 – 9, working stockinette sew till whole piece measures roughly 32”(34”, 36”, 38”, 40”) then proceed as indicated under.

Solid off and weave in ends.

Entrance Panel (make 2)

Solid on 22 (24, 26, 28, 30)

*sew depend stays the identical all through the sample

1 x 1 Ribbing Sample

Row 1 *K1, p1; repeat from * throughout the row.

Rows 2 – 7 Repeat row 1.

Stockinette Sew Sample

Row 8 Knit every st throughout the row.

Row 9 Purl every st throughout the row.

Repeat rows 8 – 9 till piece measures roughly 32”(34”, 36”, 38”, 40”).
The again panel and entrance panels ought to be the identical size.
Solid off and weave in ends.

Sleeves (make 2)
Solid on 32 (34, 36, 38, 40)
Row 1 Knit every st throughout the row.
Rows 2 Purl every st throughout the row.
Rows 3 – 8 Repeat rows 1 & 2, in that order, working stockinette sew sample till sleeve
measures roughly 14” lengthy. Subsequent, transfer onto the Lower Rows.
Lower Rows
*every lower row reduces sew depend by 2
Row 1 K2tog, okay throughout to final 2 sts, k2tog.
Row 2 P2tog, p throughout to final 2 sts, p2tog.
Row 3 K2tog, okay throughout to final 2 sts, k2tog.
Row 1 *K1, p1; repeat throughout.
Repeat row 1 till sleeve measures 17” (17”, 17.5, 18”, 18”) lengthy (Tip: To double verify
sleeve size, take into account ready to solid off till meeting. You’ll be able to strive on the partially
assembled cardigan and maintain up the sleeve to verify if the sleeve is so long as desired. Regulate size if needed or wanted.)

Pockets (make 2)
Solid on 14 (14, 14, 16, 16) sts (you’re knitting from the underside up)
Row 1 Knit every st throughout the row.
Row 2 Purl every st throughout the row.
Repeat rows 1 & 2, working in stockinette sew till piece measures roughly 4” lengthy.
End by working 1 x 1 ribbing (k1,p1) till pocket is roughly 6” lengthy.
Solid off and weave in ends.

Place two entrance panels instantly on prime of again panel, aligning outer edges and leaving area
within the center.
Utilizing a easy whip sew, sew the shoulders alongside the highest on both sides.

Chances are you’ll select to stitch sleeves onto cardigan earlier than or after seaming the sleeves.
Seam sleeves utilizing a whip sew or your most well-liked methodology.

Seam up sides of the cardigan with a easy whip sew.
Place pockets on the decrease, heart of every entrance panel, roughly 1” – 2” above the
backside ribbing of the entrance panel. Sew with a whip sew leaving the highest of the pockets
open. The 1 x 1 rib sew ought to be on the prime of the pocket.

Collar – Neckline
Choose up stitches evenly alongside whole collar/neckline which extends from the underside entrance of
the cardigan to the alternative aspect. See ribbing on photograph if wanted (choose up one sew at every
As a way to comfortably match the entire stitches in your round needles, choose up stitches
midway up the cardigan and work the sample. As soon as achieved with that half of the collar, solid
off. Subsequent, choose up stitches on the opposite half of the collar, work the sample, and solid off. Seam
the collar collectively on the heart again of the neck space.
Work a 1 X 1 rib sew sample till collar measures roughly, 2” large or desired width.

Hood (non-compulsory)
Lay coat out evenly on a flat floor.
Measuring from the middle again of the neck outward, place a marker 12” out on both sides.
This gives you a centered size of 24” inches alongside the again of the neck and collar space.
Choose up stitches evenly alongside the 24” size.
Knit every row throughout till piece measures roughly 11” tall (all sizes).
Solid off and seam prime of hood closed with a whip sew seam and weave in ends.
Optionally available: Add 1 ½” to 2” toggle buttons (as many or few as you’d like) evenly alongside one aspect
of coat. No must knit button holes as toggles will match via the knit cloth!

Measurements/Schematic of Knit Coat Cardigan

And that’s all there’s to this knit coat! Fairly easy, proper?

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I hope you loved this one, my associates!



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