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free knit coat dress pattern from Crystal Palace Yarns
Thanks to Knit 'N Style Magazine for the permission to publish this pattern


Coat-Dress designed by Nicky Epstein
Pattern used by kind permission of Nicky &
Knit 'N Style magazine
where it was originally published Feb 2004


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CPY first met Nicky in the late 80s - early 90s when she did a series of Barbie Doll patterns
with our yarns.
We have enjoyed watching her career in
hand knitting design ever since!

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4Knitting on the Edge - The Essential Collection
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4Nicky Epstein's Knitted Embellishments
4Nicky Epstein's Knitted Flowers
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Deco-Ribbon Coat Dress w/ Scallop Trim
designed by Nicky Epstein

RATING:  Experienced

SIZES: To fit Misses' sizes Small/Medium (Large). Directions are for smallest size with larger size in parentheses. If only one set of figures is given, it applies to both sizes.

KNITTED MEASUREMENTS:
Finished Bust: 39 (46) in.
Back Length: 34 (35-1/2) in.

MATERIALS:
26 (28) - 50 gm/80 yd balls of Crystal Place Deco-Ribbon in Bamboo Stripe col. # 120 (MC)
3 - 50 gm/80 yd balls of Crystal Place Deco-Ribbon in Lt Green col. #312 (CC)
One pair Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles or DAISY Needles in US size 10-1/2 or size required to obtain gauge.
Stitch holders
5 - 7 buttons, 1 inch diameter

GAUGE:
16 sts and 28 rows = 4 in. with Crystal Palace DECO-RIBBON in Reversible Diagonal Rib.

Abbreviations:
CO: Cast On, rep: repeat, est: established, rep: repeat, yo: yarn over, RSR: right side row, WSR: wrong side row, LH: left hand, RH: right hand, EOR: end of row

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

PATTERN STITCHES

Reversible Diagonal Rib (multiple of 8 sts):
Row1 (RS):*K 1, p 1, k 1, p5:rep from * across.
Row 2 & all WSRs: K the knit sts, p the purl sts as they face you.
Row 3: K 1, p 1, *k 5, p 1, k 1, p 1; rep from * across, ending with k 5, p 1.
Row 5: K ), *p 5, k 1, p 1, k 1; rep from * across, ending with p 5, k 1, p 1.
Row 7: *K 5, p 1, k 1, p 1; rep from * across.
Row 9: P 4, *k 1, p 1, k 1, p 5; rep from * across, ending with (k 1, p 1) twice.
Row 11: K 3, *p 1, k 1, p 1; k 5; rep from * across, ending with p 1, k 1, p1, k2.
Row13:P2,*k 1, p 1,k 1, p5:rep from * across, ending with k 1, p 1, k Lp3.
Row 15: K 1,*p 1, k 1,p 1, k5;rep from * across, ending with p 1, k 1, p1,k4.
Row 16: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1 -16 for Reversible Diagonal Rib.

Sugar Scallops (multiple of 11 sts + 2):
Row 1 (RS): Purl.
Row 2: K 2, *k 1 and sl back onto LH needle, lift the next 8 sts (one at a time) over this st and off needle, yo 2 times, k first st again, k 2; rep from * (= multiple of 5 sts+2).
Row 3: K 1, *p2tog, drop one loop of "yo 2 times" of previous row, ([k 1 in front & back] 2 times, k 1) in rem loop, p 1; rep from * to last st, k 1 (= multiple of 7 sts+2).
Row 4: BO all sts knitwise.
Rows 1-4 form Sugar Scallop edging.

BACK: With MC, CO 90 (106) sts.
Keeping first and last st in St st for selvedge sts throughout, work in Reversible Diagonal Rib until piece meas 16 (17) in. from beg, ending with a WSR. Shaping: Keeping in est pat, dec 1 st each side of next row, then every 8th row 3 more times - 82 (98) sts. Cont even in est pat until piece meas 25 (26) in. to underarm. Shape armholes: Keeping in est pat, BO 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each side EOR 2 (3) times, then every 4th row 2 (3) times - 66 (78) sts. Work even until armholes meas 9 (9 1/2) in. Place sts on a holder.

RIGHT FRONT: With MC, CO 50 (58) sts.
Keeping first and last st in St st for selvedge sts throughout, work in Reversible Diagonal Rib until piece meas 12 in. from beg, ending with a WSR. Buttonhole row (RS): Keeping in est pat, work 3 sts, BO 3 sts for buttonhole, finish row. Next row (WS): Work in est pat and CO 3 sts over 3 BO sts. Cont in est pat working four more buttonholes 3 in. apart; AT THE SAME TIME, when piece meas 16 (17) in. from beg, dec 1 st at side edge only on next row, then every 8th row 3 more times - 46 (54) sts. Cont even in est pat until piece meas 25 (26) in. from beg, ending with a RSR. Shape arm-hole: Keeping in est pat, BO 4 sts at armhole edge once. Dec 1 st at arm-hole edge EOR 2 (3) times, then every 4th row 2 (3) times - 38 (44) sts. Cont even in est pat until armhole meas 7 (7 1/2) in., ending with a WSR. Shape neck: Keeping in est pat, BO at neck edge at beg of EOR: 12 sts once, then 2 sts once. Dec 1 st at neck edge EOR 2 times - 22 (28) sts. Work even until armhole meas 9 (9 1/2) in. Place sts on a holder.

LEFT FRONT: Work same as Right Front, omitting buttonholes and rev shaping.

SLEEVES: With A, CO 42 (50) sts.
Keeping first and last st in St st for selvedge sts throughout, work in Reversible Diagonal Rib until piece meas 21/2 in. from beg. Keeping pat as est, inc 1 st each side every 6th row 8 times, then every 8th row 4 times - 66 (74) sts. Cont even in est pat until Sleeve meas 15 1/2 (16 1/2) in. from beg, ending with a WSR. Shape cap: Keeping pat as est, BO 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each side EOR 18 (20) times. BO 2 sts at beg of next 8 rows. BO rem 6(10) sts.

COLLAR: With A, CO 88 sts. Work in Reversible Diagonal Rib for 4 in. BO.

POCKETS (make 2): With A, CO 26 sts. Keeping first and last st in St st for selvedge sts throughout, work in Reversible Diagonal Rib for 7 in. or until there are 3 reps + 4 rows. BO.
POCKET FLAPS
(make 2): With A, CO 26 sts. Work same as pockets for 16 rows. BO.

FINISHING: Join shoulder using 3-ndl BO method. Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Sew on pockets 8 1/2 (9 1/2) in. above bottom edge and 3 in. from front edge.

SCALLOP EDGING:
Pocket Flaps
(make 2): With CC, CO 90 sts. Work 4 rows of Sugar Scallop edging. BO.
Sleeves
(make 2): With CC, CO 112 sts. Work 4 rows of Sugar Scallop edging. BO.
Collar:
With CC, CO 244 sts. Work 4 rows of Sugar Scallop edging. BO.
Right Front edging:
With CC, CO 255 (266) sts. Work 4 rows of Sugar Scallop edging. BO.
Sew specific scallop edging to Right Front edge, collar, pocket flaps, and around each Sleeve cuff and up outside center of Sleeve. Sew collar in place. Sew pocket flaps over each pocket. Sew on buttons. KS

Designed by Nicky Epstein

copyright 2004-2005 Crystal Palace Yarns/Knit 'N Style magazine - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CP Yarns Deco-ribbon are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.


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