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Free Knitting Pattern: Blanket Coat

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 90553B
Rating: ***3.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Bust 36 (38, 42 1/2, 46, 50) in. (91.5 (96.5, 108, 117, 127) cm), closed.
Finished Length 27 (27 1/2, 28, 28 1/2, 29 1/2) in. (68.5 (70, 71, 72.5, 75) cm), including lower band
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Sep 28, 2011)



Shape Shoulders
Row 1 (RS):
K2, skp, knit across to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 – 48 (51, 53,50, 52, 54, 58) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: P2, p2tog, purl to last 4 sts, ssp, p2 – 46 (49, 51,48, 50, 52, 56) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 6 more times – 22 (25, 27,24, 26, 28, 32) sts.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Color (A)
Vanna's Choice®

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Vanna's Choice®
Fisherman Linen White Pink Aqua Soft Pink Silver Blue Sapphire
Dusty Blue Colonial Blue Navy Raspberry Scarlet Beige Toffee Taupe
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*Vanna's Choice® (Article #860). 100% Premium Acrylic
400, 401, 403: 92% Acrylic, 8% Rayon
402: 96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon; package size: Solids: 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yards (156 m)
Prints, Tweeds, & Heathers: 3 ozs (85 g) , 145 yards (133 meters)
Twists: 2.5 oz (70 g), 121 yards (111 meters)

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  860-126 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Chocolate
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$ 13.17 4, 4, 5, 5 
Note: (A)
•  860-403 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Barley
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$ 8.78 2, 3, 3, 4 
Note: (B)
•  860-400 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Oatmeal
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$ 8.78 4, 4, 6, 6 
Note: (C)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
circular knitting needle size 8 (5 mm), 29 in. (73.5 cm) long
 

Blanket Coat

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

15 sts + 21 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS), with larger needles. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

kfb (knit into front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of the same st - 1 st increased.
pbf (purl into back and front) Purl through back of next st without removing it from left needle, then p through front of same st - 1 st increased.
skp Slip 1 st as if to knit, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch - 1 st decreased.
ssp (slip, slip, purl) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; slip them back to left needle; purl them together through back loops - 1 st decreased.

STRIPE SEQUENCE
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS), *10 rows with B, 14 rows with C, 6 rows with A, 10 rows with B, 6 rows with A, 14 rows with C, 8 rows with A; rep from * for Stripe Sequence.

NOTES:

1. Back is worked from lower edge upwards. Fronts are worked from side to side, from the center front toward the side edge.
2. The Center Front Garter st bands at beg of both fronts are decreased at both ends. The shaped edges of these bands are sewn tog later with the shaped edges of the lower band and neckband.

RIGHT FRONT
Garter St Band

With smaller needles and A, cast on 72 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Skp, knit across to last 2 sts, k2tog - 70 sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows 6 more times - 58 sts when all reps have been completed.
Striped Body
Change to larger needles and B.
Beg working in Stripe Sequence.
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Purl across to last 2 sts, pbf, p1 - 59 sts at the end of this row.
Working in Stripe Sequence as established, rep last 2 rows 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) more times - 71 (73, 75, 77, 79) sts when all reps completed.
Next Row (RS): Kfb, knit to end - 72 (74, 76, 78, 80) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl across to last 2 sts, pbf, p1 - 73 (75, 77, 79, 81) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows 12 more times - 97 (99, 101, 103, 105) sts when all reps have been completed.
Shape Shoulder
Row 1 (RS):
K2, skp, knit to end - 96 (98, 100, 102, 104) sts.
Row 2: Purl across to last 4 sts, ssp, p2 - 95 (97, 99, 101, 103) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 6 more times - 83 (85, 87, 89, 91) sts when all reps have been completed.
Shape Armhole
Row 1 (RS):
Bind off 25 (26, 27, 28, 29) sts, knit to end - 58 (59, 60, 61, 62) sts.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K1, skp, knit to end - 57 (58, 59, 60, 61) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) more times - 54 sts when all reps have been completed.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: Knit.
Bind off.

LEFT FRONT
Garter St Band

With smaller needles and A, cast on 72 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Skp, knit across to last 2 sts, k2tog - 70 sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows 6 more times - 58 sts when all reps have been completed.
Striped Body
Change to larger needles and B.
Beg working in Stripe Sequence.
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Pbf, purl to end - 59 sts at the end of this row.
Working in Stripe Sequence as established, rep last 2 rows 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) times - 71 (73, 75, 77, 79) sts when all reps have been completed.
Next Row (RS): K across to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 72 (74, 76, 78, 80) sts.
Next Row: Pbf, purl to end - 73 (75, 77, 79, 81) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 12 more times - 97 (99, 101, 103, 105) sts when all reps have been completed.
Shape Shoulder
Row 1 (RS):
Knit across to last 2 sts, k2tog, k2 - 96 (98, 100, 102, 104) sts.
Row 2: P2, p2tog, purl to end - 95 (97, 99, 101, 103) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows 6 more times - 83 (85, 87, 89, 91) sts when all reps have been completed.
Shape Armhole
Row 1 (RS):
Knit across to last 25 (26, 27, 28, 29) sts, bind off last 25 (26, 27, 28, 29) sts - 58 (59, 60, 61 62) sts.
Rejoin yarn to work next (WS) row.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: Knit across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 57 (58, 59, 60, 61) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) more times - 54 sts when all reps completed.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: Knit.
Bind off.

BACK
Note:
Back begins at lower edge, lower Garter st band will be added later.
With larger needles and B, cast on 76 (80, 88, 94, 102) sts.
Beg working in Stripe Sequence.
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Rows 3-18: Rep last 2 rows 8 more times.
Row 19 (RS): K1, skp, knit across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 74 (78, 86, 92, 100) sts at the end of this row.
Rep Rows 2-19, 3 more times - 68 (72, 80, 86, 94) sts when all reps completed.
Work even in St st (k on RS, p on WS) and Stripe Sequence until piece measures 14 1/2 in. (37 cm), end with a WS row.
Shape Armholes
Row 1 (RS):
Bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) sts, knit to end - 64 (68, 75, 81, 88) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) sts, purl to end - 60 (64, 70, 76, 82) sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: Bind off 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) sts, knit to end - 58 (62, 68, 73, 79) sts.
Row 4: Bind off 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) sts, purl to end - 56 (60, 66, 70, 76) sts.
Row 5: K1, skp, knit across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 54 (58, 64, 68, 74) sts.
Row 6: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 2 (3, 5, 6, 7) more times - 50 (52, 54, 56, 60) sts when all reps completed.
Work even in St st and Stripe Sequence until armhole measures 8 (8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2, 10) in. (20.5 (21.5, 23, 24, 25.5) cm), end with a WS row.
Shape Shoulders
Row 1 (RS):
K2, skp, knit across to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 - 48 (50, 52, 54, 58) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: P2, p2tog, purl to last 4 sts, ssp, p2 - 46 (48, 50, 52, 56) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 6 more times - 22 (24, 26, 28, 32) sts.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.
Note: Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts in bands. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
Armhole Edging
With RS facing, circular needle and B, pick up and k64 (68, 72, 76, 80) sts evenly spaced along armhole edge.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Change to A.
Row 2: With A, purl.
From WS, bind off as if to knit.
Sew side seams, including armhole edging.

Neckband
With RS facing, circular needle and A, beg inside Garter st band of right front, pick up and k44 (46, 48, 51, 54) sts evenly along right front neck, pick up and k22 (24, 26, 28, 32) sts along Back neck, then pick up and k44 (46, 48, 51, 54) sts evenly along left front neck to Garter st band of left front - 110 (116, 122, 130, 140) sts.
Row 1 (WS): K1, kfb, knit across to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 112 (118, 124, 132, 142) sts.
Row 2: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 5 more times, then rep Row 1 once more - 124 (130, 136, 144, 154) sts.
Bind off.

Lower Band
With RS facing, circular needle and A, beg inside Garter st band of left front, pick up and k182 (190, 198, 214, 232) sts evenly spaced along lower edge to Garter st band of Right Front.
Row 1 (WS): K1, kfb, knit across to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 184 (192, 200, 216, 234) sts.
Row 2: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 5 more times, then rep Row 1 once more - 196 (204, 212, 228, 246) sts.
Bind off.

Sew shaped ends of front bands, neckband and lower band tog. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side ssk = slip, slip, knit
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ***3.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Blanket Coat Reviewed by Barbara Hoglund on 2013-02-18 *
I was so disappointed in this piece when I finished it. It is definitely not for a short person. Vanna is 5'6"..... I am 5 foot............it is huge on me... I am a size 6 and this makes me look like a house....... too bad. A lot of work for nothing ..... Also, one other note.... and this is my fault as I didnt pay attention I guess, but the pattern calls for brown yarn as the border.......... in this photo Vanna's is in black... I think black would have looked better. I will rip this out and salvage all the yarn ....


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