The coat is knitted from the top down, starting with the Turkish cast-on for the hood (fully instructed in the pattern). Raglan increases form the yoke, and the bodice is finished just below the chest with applied icord. The skirt is knitted on stitches picked up from the icord.
The pattern includes full written instructions for everything except the cables. For these you must be able to follow a chart (provided).
Choose needles for your preferred methods of small diameter circular knitting (the sleeves), and for flat knitting with long rows. You will need two circular needles for the method instructed for the hood.
Suggested needle size is 6mm/US 10. Tension/gauge is 15 stitches and 20 rows per 4″ in blocked stocking stitch/stockinette.
The pictured sample was made with Rowan Purelife British Breeds Chunky.
The pattern is available in both A4 and Letter size formats, and all instructions include both US and UK knitting terminology. The pattern includes a full schematic showing metric and imperial measurements.
The pattern is also available in ‘Born & Bred’ (see ‘Books’).