Cowichan knit coat

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Cowichan knit coat 1

Pattern:  Watkins by Whitney Hayward

Yarn:  Quince & Co Puffin – 9 skeins Audouin (A) and (D), 2 skeins Sabine (B), and 1 skein Poppy (C).

Needles:  US 10s (ribbing), US 11s, (body and sleeves), US 13s (colorwork)

Size:  41 1/4″

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This was a fun project to choose colors for and to knit, and the bulky yarn meant I finished in less than a week!  I didn’t wet block it – I think it would be so heavy, it would irreparably stretch out.  Instead, I steam-blocked it – which didn’t create as nice of a finished look as wet blocking, but I think it will over time.

This project involves steeking – it comes with step-by-step instructions, which I think are pretty easy to understand, but I didn’t do a very good job – it was hard for me to keep my vertical lines completely straight.  Nonetheless, I think it will hold together . . . I left the ends trimmed but loose, I think they’ll felt over time, and hopefully won’t show or pop out.

The sleeves are too long (as is always the case for me), so I have to cuff them, and the upper arms are very roomy (but it is a coat, after all) . . . otherwise, the fit is good.  I enjoyed it so much that I would think about knitting another in a different color scheme . . .

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