Cabin Morning Coat

This lovely coat is easy to wear and flattering to boot — and just what you need for lounging by the campfire! It is also a study in joining techniques, with picked up stitches, kitchener stitch and a two-needle bind off.

Skill Level: Advanced

Size: Finished Bust Size 39.75 (47.5, 51, 55.5, 59, 63.5, 67, 71.5)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)”

4” positive ease recommended, with 3” of overlap

Shown in size 39.75”

Gauge: 18 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st

27 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Cable Pattern

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Malabrigo Yarn Rios (100% Superwash Merino; 210 yards [192 meters]/100 grams):

Tranquilo (MC, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins), Pearl (CC, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins)

Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm) 16” and 32” circular, US size 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs.

Notions Markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle, two cable needles

Abbreviations

Cn: Cable needle

K1tbl: Knit 1 through back loop

Special Stitches

1/1/1 RPT: Sl2 to cn and hold in back, k1tbl, sl left-most st from cn to LH needle, move cn with remaining st to front, p1 from LH needle, then k1tbl from cn.

1/1/1 LPT: Sl1 to cn and hold in front, sl1 to second cn and hold in back, k1tbl, p1 from back cn, then k1tbl from front cn.

1/1 TLT:Knit into back of the second st on the LH needle do not slide off, k1tbl of first st, pull off both sts.

1/1 TRT: Sl next st to cn and place at back of work, k1tbl, then k1tbl from cn.

2/2 LC: Sl2 to cn and hold in front, k2, then from cn, k2.

2/2 RC: Sl2 to cn and hold in back, k2, then from cn, k2.

2/3 R TPT-K2: Sl2 to cn and hold in back, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl, then from cn, k2.

2/3 R TPT-PK: Sl2 to cn and hold in back, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl, then from cn, p1, k1.

2/3 R K3-PK: Sl2 to cn and hold in back, k3, then from cn, p1, k1.

3/2 L KP-K3: Sl3 to cn and hold in front, k1, p1, then from cn, k3.

3/2 L KP-TPT: Sl3 to cn and hold in front, k1, p1, then from cn, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl.

3/2 L K2-TPT: Sl3 to cn and hold in front, k2, then from cn, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl.

LLI (Left lifted increase)

Insert your right needle from back to front underneath st 2 sts below the next st on the right needle, then place this st on the left needle. Knit this st and sl it off the needle.

RLI (Right lifted increase)

Use your right needle to pull the st 1 row below the first st on your right needle, then place the st on the left needle, taking care to ensure it doesn’t slip over the st next to it. Then knit the st and sl it off the needle.

Pattern Notes

This pattern was written to minimize seaming.

The edging is worked first and the stitches picked up and worked upward.

Pattern

Center Back Bottom Edging

With CC, CO 17 sts.

Setup Row 1 (RS): Knit to last st, p1.

Setup Row 2: Knit.

Setup Row 3: K4, knit and increase 5 sts to last 3 sts, k2, p1. (22 sts)

Row 1 (WS): P1, k2, work Cable Pattern over next 15 sts, k4.

Row 2 (RS): K2, p2, work Cable Pattern over next 15 sts, p2, k1.

Note: Don’t work Row 45 of Cable Pattern.

Work 17 rows in patt, pm into right side of fabric.

Work 40 rows in patt, pm into right side of fabric.

Work 70 (98, 98, 126, 156, 156, 186, 186) rows in patt, pm into right side of fabric.

Work 40 rows in pattern, pm into right side of fabric.

Work to Row 44 of Cable Pattern, piece should meas approx. 33.5 (40, 40, 46.5, 53, 53, 59.5, 59.5)” and full repeat has been completed 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) times.

Next Row (WS): P1, k2, work Cable Decrease Row, k4. (17 sts)

Next Row (RS): Purl.

Next Row: Purl.

BO purlwise.

Right Back Bottom Edging

With CC and RS facing, PU 22 sts along right side of rightmost section of Center Back Bottom Edging.

Row 1 (WS): P1, k2, work Cable Pattern, k4.

Row 2: K2, p2, work Cable Pattern, p2, k1.

Rep last 2 rows until Cable Pattern (Rows 1-44) has been completed.

Work Rows 1-21 (21, 25, 21, 21, 25, 21, 25), pm into right side of fabric.

Work rows 22-40 (40, 44, 40, 40, 44, 40, 44), piece should meas 12.25 (12.25, 12.75, 12.25, 12.25, 12.75, 12.25, 12.75)”.

Next Row (WS): P1, k2, work Cable Decrease Row, k4. (17 sts)

Next Row (RS): Purl.

Next Row: Purl.

BO purlwise.

Left Back Bottom Edging

With CC, and RS facing, PU 22 sts along first 22 rows of right side of leftmost section of Center Back Bottom Edging.

Row 1 (WS): K4, work Cable Pattern, k2, p1.

Row 2: K1, p2, work Cable Pattern, k4.

Rep last 2 rows until Cable Pattern (Rows 1-44) has been completed.

Work Rows 1-21 (21, 25, 21, 21, 25, 21, 25), pm into left side of fabric.

Work Rows 22-40 (40, 44, 40, 40, 44, 40, 44), piece should meas 12.25 (12.25, 12.75, 12.25, 12.25, 12.75, 12.25, 12.75)”.

Next Row (WS): K4, work Cable Decrease Row, k2, p1. (17 sts)

Next Row: Purl.

Next Row: Purl.

BO purlwise. 

Body

With CC, PU 21 sts to marker in Right Front Border Edging, with MC PU 34 (34, 38, 34, 34, 38, 34, 38) sts along Right Front Border Edging (approx. 1 st every other row), pm, PU 20 sts to marker in Center Back Bottom Edging (approx. 1 st every other row), pm, PU 70 (98, 98, 126, 156, 156, 186, 186) sts to next marker in Center Back Bottom Edging (approx. 2 sts every 3 rows), pm, PU 20 sts to marker in Center Back Bottom Edging (approx. 1 st every other row), pm, PU 34 (34, 38, 34, 34, 38, 34, 38) sts to marker in Left Front Bottom Edging (this should be approx. 1 st every other row), with CC PU 21 sts to end of Left Front Bottom Edging. (220 (248, 256, 276, 306, 314, 336, 344) sts)

Short Row 1 (WS): With CC k4, work Cable Pattern Row 5 (5, 5, 5, 5, 1, 1, 1), k2, with MC purl to 1 st past first marker, W&T.

Short Row 2: K2, W&T.

Short Row 3: P3, W&T.

Short Row 4: K4, W&T.

Cont working 1 more st each row until 20 sts have been worked on both sides of marker.

Next Row (WS): Purl to 1 st past last marker

Short Row 2: K2, W&T.

Short Row 3: P3, W&T.

Short Row 4: K4, W&T

Cont working 1 more st each row until 20 sts have been worked on both sides of marker.

Next row (WS): Knit to 21 sts past last marker, W&T.

Short Row 2: Purl to 21 sts past last marker, W&T.

Short Row 3: Knit to 22 sts past last marker, W&T.

Short Row 4: Purl to 22 sts past last marker, W&T.

Cont working 1 more st past marker every other row until 27 (27, 23, 27, 27, 23, 27, 23) sts have been worked past first and last markers.

Next Row (WS): Knit to 29 (29, 25, 29, 29, 25, 29, 25) sts past last marker.

Short Row 2: Purl to 29 (29, 25, 29, 29, 25, 29, 25) sts past last marker.

Short Row 3: Knit to 31 (31, 27, 31, 31, 27, 31, 27) sts past last marker, W&T.

Short Row 4: Purl to 31 (31, 27, 31, 31, 27, 31, 27) sts past last marker, W&T.

Cont working 2 more sts past marker every other row until 33 (33, 37, 33, 33, 37, 33, 37) sts have been worked past first and last markers.

Next Row (WS): Knit to last 21 sts, with CC k2, work Cable Pattern Row 5 (5, 5, 5, 5, 1, 1, 1), k4.

Remove all markers. Place markers 75 (79, 81, 87, 93, 97, 103, 105) sts from each end.

Next Row: With CC k2, p2, work Cable Pattern, p2, with MC k2tog, knit to 2 sts before marker, ssk, k2tog, work to 2 sts before next marker, ssk, sm, k2tog, work in patt to last 23 sts, ssk, with CC p2, work Cable Pattern, p2, k2. (6 sts dec’d, 214 (242, 250, 270, 300, 308, 330, 338) sts)

Work in patt while working Front Dec Row every 4 (4, 4, 6, 4, 4, 4, 6) rows 5 (5, 5, 1, 5, 6, 5, 1) times, then every 2 (2, 0, 4, 2, 0, 2, 4) rows 3 (2, 0, 9, 3, 0, 3, 10) times, then every 4 (4, 4, 0, 4, 4, 4, 0) rows 4 (4, 5, 0, 4, 5, 4, 0) times, and working a Back Dec Row every 22 (8, 20, 22, 6, 16, 12, 24) rows 1 (2, 2, 1, 7, 1, 1, 1) times, then every 20 (6, 0, 20, 0, 14, 10, 22) rows 1 (4, 0, 1, 0, 2, 3, 1) times. (162 (186, 206, 226, 238, 258, 274, 290) sts).

Front Dec Row (RS): With CC, k2, p2, work Cable Pattern, p2, with MC k2tog, knit to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sm, work in patt to next marker, sm, k2tog, work in patt to last 23 sts, ssk, with CC p2, work Cable Pattern, p2, k2. (4 sts dec’d)

Back Dec Row (RS): With CC k2, p2, work Cable Pattern, p2, with MC work to next marker, sm, k2tog, work to 2 sts before next marker, ssk, sm, work to last 21 sts, with CC, p2, work Cable Pattern, p2, k2. (2 sts dec’d)

Work 13 rows even.

Next Row: With CC work 21 sts in patt, with MC k2tog, [work in patt to marker, RLI, sm, LLI] twice, work in patt to last 23 sts, ssk, work in patt to end of row.

Cont in patt for 5.25 (5.25, 5.5, 5.75, 6, 6.25, 6.5, 6.75)”, while working Bust Inc Row every 4 (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6) rows 6 (3, 5, 4, 6, 6, 5, 7) times, then every 6 (6, 0, 8, 0, 0, 8, 0) rows 1 (3, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0) times, and Neck Dec Row every 4 (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6) rows 5 (5, 3, 2, 5, 5, 5, 5) times, then every 2 (2, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) rows 5 (4, 19, 22, 13, 17, 13, 11) times, then every 4 (4, 0, 0, 6, 6, 6, 6) rows 14 (15, 0, 0, 4, 2, 5, 7) times.

Bust Inc Row: [Work in patt to marker, RLI, sm, LLI] twice, work in patt to end of row. (4 sts inc’d)

Neck Dec Row: Work 21 sts in patt, with MC k2tog, work in patt to last 23 sts, ssk, work in patt to end of row. (2 sts dec’d)

Separate for Underarm

Next Row (RS): [Work to 1 (1, 4, 7, 11, 15, 18, 23) sts before marker, BO 2 (2, 8, 14, 22, 30, 36, 46) sts] twice, work to end of row. (78 (88, 92, 94, 96, 96, 98, 98) sts for Back)

Left Front

Next Row (WS): Work in patt.

Next Row (Dec Row): Work 21 sts in patt, with MC k2tog, knit to last st, p1.

Rep last 2 rows twice more.

Work in patt and cont Neck Dec until piece meas 7.25 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9.25, 9.25, 9.25, 9.25)” from underarm BO, ending with Row 10 (10, 16, 24, 30, 34, 34, 40) of Cable Pattern. (29 (34, 36, 37, 38, 38, 40, 40) sts)

BO CC sts in patt. Place MC sts on holder.

Right Front

Attach MC to WS of Right front sts and place on needles.

Row 1 (WS): Work in patt.

Row 2 (RS): Work in patt to last 3 sts, ssk, p1.

Rep last 2 rows twice more.

Work as for Left Front.

Back

Attach yarn to WS of work and place on needles.

Row 1 (WS): K1, purl to last st, k1.

Row 2 (RS): P1, k2tog, work to last 3 sts, ssk, p1. (2 sts dec’d)

Rep last 2 rows twice more. (72 (82, 86, 88, 90, 90, 92, 92) sts)

Work in patt for 23 (27, 31, 33, 37, 37, 37, 37) rows.

Short Rows 1-2: Work to last 7 (9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10) sts, W&T.

Short Rows 3-4: Work to last 14 (18, 19, 20, 20, 20, 21, 21) sts, W&T.

Short Row 5: Work to last 22 (27, 29, 30, 31, 31, 32, 32) sts, W&T.

Short Row 6: Work to end of row.

Row 1 (WS): Work in patt. 

Right Back

Row 1: Work 21 (26, 28, 29, 30, 30, 31, 31) sts in patt, p1. Place remaining sts on holder.

Cont in patt until piece meas 7.25 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9.25, 9.25, 9.25, 9.25)” from underarm. Place sts on holder. 

Left Back

Place leftmost 22 (27, 29, 30, 31, 31, 32, 32) Back sts on needles and attach yarn to WS.

Row 1 (WS): K1, purl to last st, k1.

Row 2 (RS): P1, knit to last st, p1.

Cont in patt piece meas 7.25 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9.25, 9.25, 9.25, 9.25)” from underarm. Place sts on holder. 

Back Neck Edging

With CC, CO 21 sts.

Row 1 (WS): P1, k2, work Cable Pattern, k2, p1.

Row 2 (RS): K1, p2, work Cable Pattern, p2, k1.

Work through Row 19 of Cable Chart

Next Row (RS): Kf&b, work in patt.

Row 1 (WS): P1, k2, work Cable Pattern, k4.

Row 2: K2, p2, work Cable Pattern, p2, k1.

Rep last Rows 1-2 through Row 44 of Cable Pattern.

Work Rows 1-23 of Cable Pattern.

Next Row (RS): K2tog, work in patt.

Next Row: P1, k2, work Cable Pattern, k2, p1.

Next Row: K1, p2, work Cable Pattern, p2, k1.

Rep last 2 rows through Row 40 of Cable Pattern.

BO in patt. 

Attach Back Neck Edging

With MC and RS facing, PU 28 sts along right side of Back Neck Edging.

Place Back Neck sts on second set of needles. Attach edging to Back Neck using Kitchener Stitch.

Sleeve Edging (Make 2)

With CC, CO 22 sts.

Row 1 (WS): P1, k2, work Cable Pattern Row 6, k4.

Row 2 (RS): K2, p2, work next row of Cable Pattern, p2, k1.

Row 3: P1, k2, work next row of Cable Pattern, k4.

Cont in patt until piece meas 13”, ending with Row 44.

BO in patt.

Sleeves (Make 2)

With MC and RS facing, PU 58 sts along non-garter edge side of Sleeve Edging, join in the rnd.

Work in St st until piece meas 17 (17, 17.5, 17.5, 18, 18, 18.5, 18.5)”, working Inc Row every 47 (23, 7, 6, 6, 5, 5, 5) rows 1 (2, 6, 7, 16, 6, 16, 16) times, then every 0 (24, 8, 7, 0, 6, 6, 6) rows 0 (1, 6, 7, 0, 11, 3, 3) times, and working to last 1 (1, 4, 7, 11, 15, 18, 23) sts of last rnd. (60 (64, 82, 86, 90, 92, 96, 96) sts) 

Divide for Underarm

Next Rnd: BO 2 (2, 8, 14, 22, 30, 36, 46) sts, work to end of row. (58 (62, 74, 72, 68, 62, 60, 50) sts)

Sleeve Cap

Row 1 (WS): K1, purl to last st, k1.

Row 2 (Dec): P1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, p1.

Cont in patt while working Dec row every 2 rows 6 (7, 9, 8, 5, 8, 7, 4) times, then every 4 rows 3 (3, 2, 3, 7, 4, 5, 8) times, then every 2 rows 7 (8, 10, 10, 7, 10, 9, 6) times. (24 (24, 30, 28, 28, 16, 16, 12) sts)

BO 8 (8, 10, 9, 9, 5, 5, 4) sts twice, BO final 8 (8, 10, 9, 9, 5, 5, 4) sts.

Finishing

Attach Fronts to Back using 3-needle BO method.

Sew Back Neck Edging to Back at sides.

Sew Back Neck Edging to Left Front Edge and Right Front Edging.

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