Knit a mosaic masterpiece in two colors of Quarry for style you can take to the city or the country. This striking coat is worked flat in one piece to the underarms, with increases forming slanted fronts that fasten with a single large closure. The sleeves are also knit flat, and the double-ribbed bands and dramatic collar are worked on stitches picked up from the body once seaming is complete. Mosaic knitting uses only one color per row, slipping the stitches that will appear to form the foreground, so it doesn’t create as thick and dense a fabric as stranded colorwork would. Choose two shades with high contrast—we used Slate and Moonstone—to make the most of Lander’s graphic geometry, or try a subtly shifting combination like Alabaster and Gypsum.
Chunky weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
- 1160 (1305, 1420, 1535, 1650, 1770) yards Color 1 (C1)
- 665 (740, 820, 900, 975, 1060) yard Color 2 (C2)
Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 200 yards/100g);
- 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins of C1
- 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins of C2
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
- 15½ stitches & 25 rows = 4” in slip-stitch pattern from Body or Sleeve Chart, after blocking.
- One 32” or 40” circular needles in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 6½ mm (US 10½)
- 41 (45, 49, 53, 57½, 61½)” circumference at bust, buttoned
- Intended Ease: + 10-12”
- Sample shown is size 45” with +11” ease on model
Closure shown on our sample is Jul Designs Mod Loop Leather Closure