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.
Knitted on 3.5 mm and 4 mm needles and 5 mm circular needles with very long cord.
Tension: 20 sts and 29 rows to 10 cm square over Stocking Stitch using 4 mm needles.
Photographed in the colour Alpaca Sand. Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs 100% pure alpaca Fine yarn.
A suggested substitute yarn is shown below.
Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced. Named after Venus the alpaca.