I wanted a coat to make a statement. So much is happening outdoors now, so why not feel glamorously warm? I played with the architecture of this collar, remade my idea several times, and then knit a sample, surprising myself how versatile it really is. A low slung stole, a movie star scarf, a snug cowl, a double breasted collar. Super chunky boiled wool, thick and warm, warm, warm!
The coat is knit with three strands of wool from Latvian and Estonian raised sheep, spun in Pāce in a factory where no chemicals are used for washing, and their mineral dyes are as natural as possible. There is lots of lanolin in the yarn and you may find a few bits of meadow chaff in there too, its as real as can be. I added threads of cotton and silk for color pizazz, and then threw it in the washing machine on a cotton cycle, 60 c and 1200 revolutions to felt it. I then let it dry flat on a clothes rack. You can continue to machine wash it.
chest measured across a bit below the armhole - 62cm (24.5")
length from top of shoulder to hem - 99 cm (39")
center back to end of sleeve - 78,5 cm 31