Belmont Top-Down Coat #B117
This coat is worked from the top down, beginning at the back shoulders. The back is worked to the armholes, then placed on hold while the fronts are picked up from the back shoulders and worked to the armholes. Then the back and fronts are joined and the body is worked to the bottom edge. The sleeves are picked up from the armholes and worked to the cuffs, with short-row shaping to shape the sleeve caps.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Skills Used: Knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, Sloped Bind-Off, German Short-Rows, 1-Row Buttonhole
Sizes: XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium) (Large, 1X, 2X) (3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)
Finished Measurements: 30.25 (33.75, 38, 42.25) (46.25, 49.75, 54, 58.25) (62.25, 65.75, 70, 74.5)" bust, buttoned.
Materials: Bulky weight acrylic/wool blend: 1200 (1285, 1415, 1505) (1670, 1755, 1895, 2025) (2205, 2315, 2445, 2565) yards. NOTE: If you plan to increase the length of the BODY or SLEEVES, be sure to purchase extra yarn. Model knit in Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky (75% acrylic / 25% wool; 100 grams / 143 yards): #1444 Brown Heather.
Needles and Notions: Size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles, 12" and 32" long, and one set of five double-pointed needles, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; size 9 (5.5 mm) straight or circular needle, for Sleeve BO; size 10 (6 mm) straight or circular needle, for Body BO; stitch markers; waste yarn; 2 removable markers; three 11/8" (29 mm) buttons.
Gauge: In Stockinette stitch, 19 stitches and 26.5 rows = 4"/10 cm using size 7 (4.5 mm) needle, blocked. NOTE: In order to create a dense fabric, this coat was knit at a tighter gauge than the yarn calls for.
If you are unfamiliar with working a set-in-sleeve sweater from the top-down, my 2-part tutorial gives you everything you'll need to know to do it successfully.