KAL-EZ Coat, Part 3

KAL-EZ Coat, Part 3

Time to Begin!

The cast-on method is knitter's choice, but do not use a cast-on that does not have any give or stretch, such as a cable cast-on.  I chose the long-tail method for my coat.  If you choose the long-tail cast-on, remember that you will complete Row 1 of the pattern when you have finished. 
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KAL-EZCoat-Part 2

KAL-EZCoat-Part 2

Gauge Swatch

Cast on 20 stitches using the long-tail cast-on.  Remember that you are knitting the first row when using this cast-on, and knit 40 rows.

I did my first swatch using a size 8 needle.  I ended up having to go up to a 9 to achieve the correct number of stitches.

When I did my gauge swatch, I also knitted one side of the swatch using a garter stitch selvedge.  I like how this selvedge looks, and it also makes it so much easier to pickup stitches.  This is totally optional and a matter of personal preference. 
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KAL-EZ Coat-Part I

As most of you know, Elizabeth Zimmerman is my favorite knitter and designer of all time.  Her daughter, Meg Swansen, grew up to walk in her mother's footsteps and has become an expert knitter and designer in her own right.  We are beginning a KAL (Knit Along) of the "Elizabeth Zimmerman Coat." 

At the shop, we will be doing the finer gauge version; however, you may choose the version you prefer for YOUR coat.

If you wish to join in for this KAL, you may order your pattern from School House Press here.
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