Venus Coat Knitting Kit
The Venus coat is a stylish, elegant garment and is Kari-Helene’s favourite piece of the new collection. Inspired by the ‘empire line’ in costume history, the skirt of the coat flows from the bust line into a fabulous flared skirt. The body is knitted in one piece (so there are no side seams) and the neckband and button edging is included within the rows and lace knit pattern. Venus is an interesting knit for the more experienced and accomplished knitter. It is a beautiful, feminine coat and the fullness and weight of the Venus skirt makes the coat sway gracefully as you walk.
Photographed in the colour Alpaca Sand
Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs 100% pure alpaca Fine yarn
Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced
X-Small: UK sizes 4-6, to fit approx 73cm/29″ bust (13 balls of yarn)
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33″ bust (15 balls of yarn)
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37″ bust (17 balls of yarn)
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102cm/40″ bust (19 balls of yarn)
X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44″ bust (21 balls of yarn)
Knitted on 3.5mm and 4 mm needles and 5 mm circular needles with very long cord (needles not included)
Tension: 20 sts and 29 rows to 10 cm square over Stocking Stitch using 4mm needles.
The Kit includes pattern, yarn, postcard biography and image of the alpaca the design is named after, care instructions and a recycled brown paper gift bag with rope handles. It is packed in a clear plastic resealable bag which you can use for final garment storage.
Purl’s 100% pure alpaca yarn is not dyed, all the colours are completely natural and the fibre is sourced from local breeders.