Isis Tailcoat Knitting Pattern
This tailcoat will be a statement piece in any wardrobe. It’s got a touch of old fashioned glamour with the curved edge, yet is still completely on trend with the chunky collar and central large button. The shape is very flattering, accentuating the hour glass figure. Fabulous as outerwear for the autumn or spring, lovely and warm as a cardigan for winter. Techniques used in this pattern includes blackberry stitch, short row shaping and picking up stitches.
Fabulous finished garments on Ravelry and on our blog a delighted Agata says: “I just finished it! It was my first sweater in my whole knitting life! Your designs are wonderful. The size a perfect fit.”
Photographed in the colour Alpaca Storm
Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs 100% pure alpaca Medium yarn
Skill level: Intermediate
X-Small: UK sizes 4-6, to fit approx 73cm/29″ bust (11 balls of yarn)
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33″ bust (12 balls of yarn)
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37″ bust (14 balls of yarn)
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102cm/40″ bust (15 balls of yarn)
X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44″ bust (17 balls of yarn)
Knitted on 5 and 6mm straight needles.
Tension: 16 sts and 23 rows to 10 cm square over Stocking Stitch using larger needles.
Please note, if using a different yarn, correct tension must be obtained to make sure Isis fits properly.