- Knitting pattern with written instructions and schematics
- US Imperial Measurements
- Women's sizes XXS to 7X (30.25" to 74.5" bust, buttoned)
- Suitable for intermediate knitters
The Belmont coat (named after Belmont Park, where the third leg of the Triple Crown is run) is a great mix of beauty and function. It’s intended to be worn with an ease of 6” in the bust, so there’s room to layer it over another sweater if you choose. The recommended yarn calls for a gauge of 3.5 stitches to the inch, but I knit it at a gauge of 4.75 stitches, to give it a denser fabric; keep this in mind if you plan on substituting yarn.
This cardigan 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.
Finished bust measurements: 30.25 (33.75, 38, 42.25) (46.25, 49.75, 54, 58.25) (62.25, 65.75, 70, 74.5)", buttoned
Yarn requirements: 1200 (1285, 1415, 1505) (1670, 1755, 1895, 2025) (2205, 2315, 2445, 2565) yards bulky weight acrylic/wool blend yarn
Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles, 12" and 32" long, and one set of five double- pointed needles; size 9 (5.5 mm) straight or circular needle, for Sleeve BO; size 10 (6 mm) straight or circular needle, for Body BO
Notions: stitch markers; waste yarn; 2 removable markers; three 11/8" (29 mm) buttons
Gauge: 19 sts and 26.5 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st, using size 7 needle