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 include blackberry stitch, short row shaping and picking up stitches. Knitted on 5 and 6 mm straight needles. Tension: 16 sts and 23 rows to 10 cm square over Stocking Stitch using larger needles. Photographed in the colour Alpaca Storm. Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs 100% pure alpaca Medium yarn. A substitute yarn is shown below. Named after Isis the alpaca.