Fireworks Day! (USA)
I've finished my summer version of the hex coat. When I start to feel a chill in the air, I'll add sleeves - until then, I have a lovely long sleeveless coat. I knit this with cascade 220 superwash wool (220 yards on size 8 needles) that I bought at Webs last anniversary sale. It was about half the cost so materials for this coat came to about 25.00 without sleeves. It will be about 35.00 with sleeves. Surprisingly, I had no problems with the moss stitch, even in all of it's monotony. The yarn is only a little rough, softer than I expected. The heathered green is gorgeous. The hexagons, however - worried me to no end. I think I could have cast on more stitches per side. And I must have been asleep while making the shoulder seams, because they are not the same as in the book. I will have to adjust the cap sleeves or I will be in trouble. I knit the entire body in the round (sorry in one piece), and added waist shaping. I skipped the ribbing at the bottom edge, because I thought it was an unnecessary edge. I also made the back smaller, and in doing so created a collar where the hexagons join. This looks rather nice, and I've fastened the first three hexagons with clasps. I am happy with this, although, I should have known I'd have trouble making the hex's fit right. The bottom of the coat curls in because of this.
Labels: Hex Coat