White Hot Chocolate Coat

White, the color of freshly fallen snow, is one of the most iconic colors of the season. With the magic of snow and childhood memories of winter’s past in mind, Nadya Stallings set out to create a very special project. This project is very feminine at all details: mid-length and button closure, cable fragments, A-line body and soft collar. It is worked in pieces from bottom up and is sure to impress all your friends this season. 

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 37 (40¾, 44½, 48, 52¾, 56½, 60¼, 65)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)”

4-5” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 36” (40¾” finished)

Gauge: 17.25 sts and 22.75 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Rib stitch after wet/steam blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight YarnKnit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash (100% Superwash Wool; 220 yards [201 meters]/100 grams): 26590 Bare, 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11) balls.

Needles: US size 6 (4.0 mm): 24” or longer circular

Notions: Markers; removable markers (6 or more); stitch holders; waste yarn; cable needle; tapestry needle; row counter (recommended); nine ¾” buttons

Special Stitches

Seed Stitch for Front Band (worked over even number of sts)

Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2 (WS): *P1, k1; rep from * to end of row.

Rep Rows 1-2 for pattern.

Seed Stitch for Collar (odd number of sts)

Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rep Row 1 for pattern.

Sleeve Center Stitches

Size 32 only

Row 1 (WS): P1, k2, p3, k2, p1.
Row 2 (RS): K1, p2, k3, p2, k1.

Rep Rows 1-2 for pattern.

Sizes 36 and 40 only

Row 1 (WS): P2, k2, p3, k2, p2.
Row 2 (RS): K2, p2, k3, p2, k2.

Rep Rows 1-2 for pattern.

Size 44 only

Row 1 (WS): K1, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k1.
Row 2 (RS): P1, k2, p2, k3, p2, k2, p1.

Rep Rows 1-2 for pattern.

Sizes 48 and 52 only

Row 1 (WS): P1, k1, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k1, p1.
Row 2 (RS): K1, p1, k2, p2, k3, p2, k2, p1, k1.

Rep Rows 1-2 for pattern.

Sizes 56 and 60 only

Row 1 (WS): P2, k1, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k1, p2.
Row 2 (RS): K2, p1, k2, p2, k3, p2, k2, p1, k2.

Rep Rows 1-2 for pattern.

Buttonhole Row (RS): When directed by pattern, sl1, work 3 sts in Seed Stitch, k2tog, yo, cont in patt to end of the row.

W&T: Slip next st with yarn in front, if last st worked was a knit (or with yarn in back, if it was a purl), return yarn to back (or front). Place Short Row marker on left needle and return the slipped st to the left needle, turn.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round from the top down.

Pattern

Back

CO 117 (125, 135, 143, 151, 161, 169, 177) sts, place marker after 40 (44, 49, 53, 46, 51, 55, 59) sts from beg of the row and then after 37 (37, 37, 37, 59, 59, 59, 59) sts for working cables.

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, p1 (5, 10, 3, 7, 1, 5, 9), *p3, k2, p4, k2* to last 5 (9, 14, 7, 11, 5, 9, 13) sts, purl to end of the row.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1, k1 (5, 10, 3, 7, 1, 5, 9), *k3, p2, k4, p2* to last 5 (9, 14, 7, 11, 5, 9, 13), knit to last st, p1

Rep Rows 1-2, 4 more times.

Dec Row (RS): Sl1, ssk, work in patt to last 3 sts, k2tog, p1 – 115 (123, 133, 141, 149, 159, 167, 175) sts.

Rep Dec Row every 10th row 4 (4, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 4) more times, then every 8th row 16 (16, 21, 21, 16, 21, 21, 16) more times, ending with WS row – 75 (83, 91, 99, 109, 117, 125, 135) sts.

AT THE SAME TIME, on RS Row 83 (83, 83, 83, 91, 91, 91, 91) begin Cable stitch patt following Chart A, working within the markers. Cont working all other sts as est.

Armhole Shaping

Place on waste yarn or stitch holder 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5) sts at the end of next 2 rows, then 3 sts in the end of next 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 4, 4, 4) rows, then 2 sts in the end of the next 2 (2, 2, 2, 4, 4, 6, 6) rows, ending with WS row – 57 (65, 73, 81, 85, 87, 91, 101) sts.

Dec Row (RS): Sl1, ssk, work in patt to last 3 sts, k2tog, p1 – 55 (63, 71, 79, 83, 85, 89, 99) sts.

Rep Dec Row 0 (2, 5, 8, 9, 10, 10, 13) more times – 55 (59, 61, 63, 65, 65, 69, 73) sts.

Cont in patt for 32 (32, 30, 26, 24, 22, 22, 18) more rows or until armhole depth reaches 7¼ (8, 8¾, 9, 9½, 9¾, 10¼, 10½)”.

Left Front

CO 67 (71, 76, 80, 84, 89, 93, 97) sts, place marker 1 after 21 (25, 30, 34, 38, 21, 25, 29) sts from beg of the row, and then marker 2 after 37 (37, 37, 37, 59, 59, 59, 59) sts for working cables between markers.

Row 1 (RS): Sl1, k0 (2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 1), p2 (4, 0, 4, 2, 2, 4, 3), k0 (0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 2), p0 (0, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 4), *k2, p3, k2, p4; rep from * to last Marker, work 8 sts of Front Band in Seed stitch, p1.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1, work 8 sts of Front Band in Seed stitch, *k4, p2, k3, p2; rep from * to last 3 (7, 1, 5, 9, 3, 7, 11) sts, k2 (4, 0, 4, 4, 2, 4, 4), p1 (3, 1, 1, 2, 1, 3, 2), k0 (0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 3), p0 (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 2).                                

Rep Rows 1-2, 4 more times.

Dec Row (RS): Sl1, ssk, work in patt to last st, p1 – 66 (70, 75, 79, 83, 88, 92, 96) sts.

Rep Dec Row every 10th row 4 (4, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 4) more times, then every 8th row 16 (16, 21, 21, 16, 21, 21, 16) more times, ending with WS row – 46 (50, 54, 58, 63, 67, 71, 76) sts.

AT THE SAME TIME, on RS Row 83 (83, 83, 83, 91, 91, 91, 91) begin Cable stitch pattern following Chart B, working within the markers. Cont working all other sts as est.

Armhole Shaping

Place on waste yarn or stitch holder 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5) sts at the end of next WS row, then 3 sts at the end of next 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2)  WS rows, then 2 sts at the end of the next 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3) WS rows – 37 (41, 45, 49, 51, 52, 54, 59) sts.

Dec Row (RS): Sl1, ssk, work in patt to end of the row – 36 (40, 44, 48, 50, 51, 53, 58) sts.

Rep Dec Row 0 (2, 5, 8, 9, 10, 10, 13) more times, ending with WS row – 36 (38, 39, 40, 41, 41, 43, 45) sts.

Cont in patt for 22 (22 , 20, 16, 12, 10, 10, 6) more rows, ending with WS row.

Neckline Shaping

Row 1 (RS): Work in patt.

Row 1 (WS): BO 5 sts, cont in patt to end of the row removing marker – 31 (33, 34, 35, 36, 36, 38, 40) sts.

Cont in patt and AT THE SAME TIME place on waste yarn last 5 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts of the next RS row, then last 4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5) sts of the next RS row, then last  4 (4, 4, 5, 4, 4, 4, 4) sts of the next RS row, then last 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) sts of the next RS row, then last 3 (3, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) sts of the next RS row, and then 0 (0, 0, 0, 2, 2, 2, 3) sts of the next RS row – 12 (12, 12, 13, 13, 13, 14, 15) sts.

Work 2 more rows ending with RS row.

BO all sts.

Right Front

CO 67 (71, 76, 80, 84, 89, 93, 97) sts, place marker 1 after first 9 sts, place marker 2 after next 37 (37, 37, 37, 59, 59, 59, 59) sts for working cables between markers.

Row 1 (RS): Sl1, work 8 sts of Front Band in Seed stitch, *p4, k2, p3, k2; rep from * to last 3 (7, 1, 5, 9, 3, 7, 11) sts, p3 (4, 1, 5, 4, 3, 4, 4), k0 (2, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 2), p0 (1, 0, 0, 3, 0, 1, 3), k0 (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), p0 (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1).

Row 2 (WS): Sl1, k2 (0, 0, 4, 2, 2, 0, 0), p0 (2, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 1), k0 (4, 0, 0, 4, 0, 4, 3), p0 (0,0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2), k0 (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 4), *p2, k3, p2, k4* to last 9 sts, work Front Band Seed stitch, p1.

Rep Rows 1-2, 4 more times.

Dec Row (RS): Sl1, work in patt to last 3 sts, k2tog, p1 – 66 (70, 75, 79, 83, 88, 92, 96) sts.

Rep Dec Row every 10th row 4 (4, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 4) more times, then every 8th row 16 (16, 21, 21, 16, 21, 21, 16) more times, ending with WS row – 46 (50, 54, 58, 63, 67, 71, 76) sts.

AT THE SAME TIME, on RS Row 83 (83, 83, 83, 91, 91, 91, 91) begin Cable stitch following the Chart C, working within the markers. Continue working all other stitches as established.

The same row is the first Buttonhole row.

Rep Buttonhole row every 16th row (RS) 8 more times.

Cont in patt for 22 (22 , 20, 16, 12, 10, 10, 6) more rows.

Armhole Shaping

Place on waste yarn or stitch holder 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5) sts in the end of next RS row, then 3 sts in the end of next 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) RS rows, then 2 sts in the end of the next 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3) RS rows – 37 (41, 45, 49, 51, 52, 54, 59) sts.

Dec Row (RS): Sl1, work in patt to last 3 sts, k2tog, p1 – 36 (40, 44, 48, 50, 51, 53, 58) sts.

Rep Dec Row 0 (2, 5, 8, 9, 10, 10, 13) more times – 36 (38, 39, 40, 41, 41, 43, 45) sts.

Cont in patt for 22 (22 , 20, 16, 12, 10, 10, 6) more rows, ending with WS row.

Neckline Shaping

Next Row (RS): BO 5 sts, cont in patt to end of the row removing marker – 31 (33, 34, 35, 36, 36, 38, 40) sts.

Cont in patt and AT THE SAME TIME place on waste yarn last 5 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts of the next WS row, then last 4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5) sts of the next WS row, then last  4 (4, 4, 5, 4, 4, 4, 4) sts of the next WS row, then last 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) sts of the next WS row, then last 3 (3, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) sts of the next WS row, and then 0 (0, 0, 0, 2, 2, 2, 3) sts of the next WS row – 12 (12, 12, 13, 13, 13, 14, 15) sts.

BO all sts.

Finishing

Block Back and Front panels.

Work shoulder seams.

Collar

Beg at Front Band with RS facing, k19 (21, 22, 22, 23, 23, 24, 25) live Front neckline sts, PU and k6 sts to the shoulder seam, k31 (35, 37, 37, 39, 39, 41, 43) live Back neckline sts, PU and k6 sts, k19 (21, 22, 22, 23, 23, 24, 25) rem Front neckline live sts – 81 (89, 93, 93, 97, 97, 101, 105) sts.

Next Row (WS): Sl1, k5, place marker, work in Seed stitch to last 6 sts, place marker, k5, p1

Rep this Row 29 more times ending with WS row and removing markers, working last row.

Next 9 Rows: Sl1, knit to last st, p1.

Loosely BO all collar sts.

Sleeve (Make 2)

With RS facing, k9 (9, 9, 9, 12, 15, 17, 17) live underarm sts, PU and k18 (20, 24, 29, 28, 27, 29, 31) sts to shoulder seam, PU and k1 st into the seam, PU and k18 (20, 24, 29, 28, 27, 29, 31) sts from shoulder seam to live underarm sts, k9 (9, 9, 9, 12, 15, 17, 17) live underarm sts – 55 (59, 67, 77, 81, 85, 93, 97) sts.

Place 2 central markers, one on both sides of 9 (11, 11, 13, 15, 15, 17, 17) Sleeve Center Stitches, place underarm markers after 10 (12, 15, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26) sts from each end of the row.

Short Row 1 (WS): Work in Seed stitch to closest central marker, work Sleeve Center Stitches as directed in Special Stitches section, slip second central marker, W&T.

Short Row 2 (RS): Work Center Sleeve Stitches as directed in Special Stitches section, slip marker, W&T.

Short Row 3 (WS): Work wrapped st together with wrap, incorporating into the Seed stitch, working Center Sleeve Stitches, slip marker, W&T.

Next Short Row: Work in Seed stitch to central marker, work Sleeve Center Stitches, slipping central markers, work in Seed stitch to next Short Row marker, working wrapped stitch together with wrap, remove marker, W&T.

Rep this Short Row until all sts between underarm markers are worked, ending with RS Short Row.

Next Row (WS): Work in Seed stitch to marker, work Sleeve Center Stitches, slipping markers, work in Seed stitch to last st, p1.

Next Row (RS): Sl1, work in Seed stitch to Sleeve Center Stitches, work Sleeve Center Stitches, slipping central markers, work in Seed stitch to last st, p1.

Next Row (WS): Work as the previous Row, removing underarm markers.

Continue in pattern as established for 4 more rows, ending with WS row.

Dec Row (RS): Sl1, ssk, work in patt to last 3 sts, k2tog, p1 – 53 (57, 65, 75, 79, 83, 91, 95) sts.

Rep Dec Row every 8 (8, 6, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4)th row 5 (7, 2, 0, 6, 9, 18, 19) more times, then every 10 (10, 8, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6)th row 5 (4, 11, 17, 13, 11, 5, 5) times – 33 (35, 39, 41, 41, 43, 45, 47) sts.

Work in patt for 3 more rows, ending with WS row.

Next Row (RS): Sl1, knit to last st, p1.

Rep last row 8 more times, ending with RS row.

Loosely BO all sts.

Finishing

Block Sleeve sections before seaming.

Work side and sleeve seams.

Sew on the buttons.

Block garment one more time, if desired.yarn ball

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