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One Pattern, Three Looks

November 15, 2013

A lot of time, money, and effort goes into creating handknits, so we think it’s especially nice when a knit pattern offers options.

Take our Moscow Coat for instance.

The Moscow Coat: Look 1.

Knit in the ultra-cozy, ultra-chic mix of Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky (in Gray Wolf) and Blue Sky Alpacas TECHNO (in Smoke) this showstopper features chic dressmaker details like the waistband knit horizontally and in a twisted rib for structure and feminine shaping. The oversized cowl is knit as a separate knit piece which offers lots of different styling options. Here the cowl is slipped down around the shoulders for a fabulously fashion-forward feel.

The Moscow Coat: Look 2.

Here’s a look at the cowl worn straight up sheltering the neck and cheeks from fierce winter winds (and framing your face quite nicely in the process). We love the contrast in texture between the two yarns.

The Moscow Coat: Look 3

Of course the coat (this time in Coyote and Metro Silver) is a stunner on its own. Remove the cowl and you have a perfectly polished piece that’s perfect for the office. And don’t forget to make the cowl earn its keep by pairing it with all your other winter favorites.

The Details

Pattern: Moscow Coat
Designer: Vladimira Cmorej
Size: length: 37½ (38¾, 40, 41¾, 43¼, 44½, 46¼)”
• Bust: 32 (35½, 39, 42½, 46, 48½, 51)”
• Waist: 28½ (32, 35½, 39, 42½, 45, 47½)”
• Sleeve length to underarm: 18 (18½, 18½, 19, 19, 19½, 19½)”
• Coat is designed to be worn with approximately 1 – 2” positive ease.
Needle Size 7 (4.5mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
• Size 15 (10mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
• Size 7 (4.5mm) 16” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky and Blue Sky Alpacas TECHNO, shown in Gray Wolf #1007 Bulky and Smoke #1974 TECHNO (modeled) and Coyote #1223 Bulky and Metro Silver #1971 TECHNO (detail)
Pattern available at Blue Sky Alpacas Stockists
Digital Pattern available in the Blue Sky Alpacas Pattern Store

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