Creative Knitting

EMPIRE COAT

SKILL LEVEL

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Yarn

16, 19, 21, 23 balls 50g

Jo Sharp DK wool in 913 Ironwork

3 buttons approx 2.5cm diam.

Needles and Tools

4.50mm knitting needles

4.50mm circular needle

80cm

Stitch holders

Stitch markers

Cable needle

Wool sewing needle

Tension

19.5 sts by 26 rows over St st on 4.50mm needles to 10cm

Special abbreviations

3/3 RC - Slip 3 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 3 sts from left hand needle, then knit 3 sts from cable needle.

3/3 LC - Slip 3 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 3 sts from left hand needle, then knit 3 sts from cable needle.

sssk - Slip 3 sts individually knitwise to RH needle, knit the 3 slipped sts together from left to right (dec 2 sts) Kfbf - Knit into front, back and front of knit stitch (increases 2 sts)

MEASUREMENTS

STITCH GUIDE ONE ROW BUTTONHOLE (OVER 4 STS)

1. Bring yarn to front, slip 1 stitch purlwise, bring yarn to back.

2. Slip 1 stitch purlwise, pass the first slipped stitch over the second. (Repeat this part 2 more times, passing over 3 stitches total). Place the last stitch back on left hand needle.

Turn work.

3. With yarn in back, cast

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