This is a great coat for cool weather! It's flared silhouette skims nicely over the hips, so it flatters many different body types. The yarn used called for a gauge of 4.5 sts per inch, but I worked it at a slightly tighter gauge (5 sts per inch), which gives it more body - a good thing in a coat.
20 sts and 27 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch, using larger needles
At 6' tall, I used to have a hard time finding sweaters with long enough sleeves. So I took up knitting to make my own sweaters.