Hip Hop Coat

The texture and color of the yarn in this coat provide plenty of interest, so the designer chose to work the full-length design in easy stockinette stitch with a bold ribbed trim. The deep hand-warming pockets are worked along with the body, then a lining is added and whip-stitched to the inside. The high collar can be folded down or left standing. Big, bright buttons are an essential accent that offer practical closure.

Finished Size: 42 (45, 48, 51, 54)” (106.5 [114.5, 122, 129.5, 137] cm) bust circumference, buttoned. Coat shown measures 42″ (106.5 cm).
Yarn: Berroco Hip-Hop (100% wool; 76 yd [70 m]/100 g): #7224 beat box (red mix), 13 (14, 16, 17, 18) skeins.
Yarn weight: Super Bulky
Gauge: 11 sts and 14 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in St st.
Needles: Size 13 (9 mm): 24″ (60-cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch holders; tapestry needle; seven 1-7/8″ (5-cm) buttons. Buttons shown purchased from M & J Trimming (www.mjtrim.com).
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Winter 2005