InstructionsThis is not really a knitting pattern designed by me.
I just used the top-down method of knitting.
I add picot hems around the bottom of the coat and sleeves. The collar is a shawl collar and a picot hem was add to that.
I've also hand-painted flowers from a stencil I drew and cut out.
The next step is to embroider some of the petals and french knots for the center of the ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Whimsical, Funky
I used Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool. 3 skeins knit the whole coat
What was your inspiration?
My inspiration was a coat I saw in the Anthropology catalog. I always look at something and the first words to come out of my mouth "ah, I can make that".
What are you most proud of?
I am so proud of the fact that I actually painted on wool!
The flowers look great. The picture does not do it justice.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If you can knit and not sure of how to start a top-down sweater, cardigan or coat, the internet (Ravelry) has a gazillion patterns and then make it your own.
Make it long, short even just a cardigan. Knit a square and experiment with paints. You'll be soo proud to say "I made that"