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Dec 30, 2011

Ciel's Dress Coat

Wondering why it was taking me so long to post another pattern?  This is why!
I was watching episode 3 of Black Butler and I saw this coat and decided I had to make it.  It's a lot of work, but the end result is definitely worth it!



It didn't come out as nicely as I had hoped.



Materials:
-US size 7 (4.5 mm) straight and circular needles
-Bernat Satin yarn (3.5 oz per skein) in #04135 Loyal Royal (5 skeins, color A) and #04040 Ebony (1 skein, color B)
-Size H-8 crochet hook
-Yarn needle
-4 silver buttons
-2 chains

Abbreviations-
-st(s)- stitch(es)
-k- knit
-p- purl
-k2tog- knit 2 together
-CO- cast on
-BO- bind off
-m1- increase 1 st by picking up and knitting the bar in between the 2 sts

Gauge-
10 sts x 10 rows = 2.5 in. x 1.5 in.

Pattern notes:
-It is very important that you have access to an iron to do the blocking.  I know, I don’t care much for blocking either, but if it is not done on this piece, it will come out all wonky.
-I used slightly smaller needles than was appropriate for the yarn weight so that the coat will be a bit thicker and more durable.
-The pattern is written for a size small, and I don’t really know how much to increase for a larger size, but I would imagine that it would be pretty easy to do.
-For better seams, do increases at least 2 sts in.

Left front:
CO 32 sts in color A.
Working in stockinette st, m1 at the end of every 10th row.
Work until piece measures 13 in.
BO 5 sts at the end of the next purl row.
k2tog at each end every other row 4 times.
Work until piece measures 20 in.
BO all sts looseley.

Right front:
Work the same as left front, but reverse all shaping.

Back:
CO 64 sts in color A.
Working in stockinette st, m1 at both ends of every 10th row 6 times.
Work until piece measures 13 in.
BO 5 sts at the beginning of the next two rows.
k2tog at each end every other row 4 times.
Work until piece measures 20 in.
BO all sts loosely.

Sleeves:
CO 35 sts.
Working in stockinette st, m1 at both ends every 4th row 20 times.
Work until piece measures 15 in.
BO 5 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows.
k2tog at each end every other row 4 times.
BO 3 sts at the beginning of the next 4 rows.
BO all sts.

At this point, you will need to block and sew together what you have already made.
For the sleeves, Sew up until about 4 inches before the cuff.  Do a single crochet border using color B.

Skirt:
Pick up and knit 117 sts using color A.
Work in stockinette st.
Every 10th row, do this row:  k2, m1, k18, m1, k to last 20 sts, m1, k18, m1, k2  (Just in case this is not understood, if you’re on a purl row when it’s time to do this row, purl the sts that it says to knit.)
Repeat this 5 times, then BO 30 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows.
Continue working in stockinette st.
Every 10th row, do this row:  k2, m1, k10, m1, k to last 12 sts, m1, k10, m1, k2
Repeat this 5 times, then BO 22 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows.
Working in stockinette st, work 26 sts.
Turn work.
Decrease 1 st at each edge every other row until there are only 4 sts left.
BO all sts on that part of the tails.
Repeat this for the other half, starting with decreasing every other row.
Collar:
Starting at the beginning of the decreases for the neckline, pick up and knit 41 sts around the neck using color B.
Work in reverse stockinette st (in other words, on the side where the blue is on the right side, the wrong side will be there in order for the collar to be turned out) until piece measures 3 in.
Then, pick up and knit 25 sts at one end of the collar using color B.
Work in reverse stockinette st.
BO 1 st at the OUTER edge every other row 7 times.
Then, BO 2 sts at the outer edge every other row twice.
BO all sts.
Repeat on the other side from picking up 25 sts.

Finishing:
Sew up the sleeves up to 3 in from the cuff.
Using color B, work a single crochet border around the skirt and cuffs.
Attach 2 buttons on the front.
Place the chain on the front as a closure.

2 comments:

  1. congrates on finishing !!!!!!!! Wow it really looks like alot of very hardcore knitting! I have been making lots of hats since the Sr. high retreat. Maureen H

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  2. u have got to be kidding ! all thats knit' ? ur hands must be plessed by Allah . . .

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