Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Rannoch Moor Swing Coat

The Rannoch Moor Swing Coat was named for a boggy moorland of about 50 squares miles located in the Scottish Highlands. The coat is long enough and wide enough at the bottom edge to give you good coverage. The twisted knit panels that run down the front and back are textural evocations of cables and Scottish plaid.

The body of this coat is worked in one piece to the armholes, then the back and fronts are worked separately to the shoulders. The sleeves are picked up and worked down from the armholes, with short-row shaping to shape the cap. The sides are shaped to give the coat an A-line shape, and there is a gusset in the center of the back to allow extra room in the hips.

The stitch pattern is presented in both written and charted formats.


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Skill Level: Experienced

Skills Used: Twisted knitting, knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, German Short Rows

Sizes: XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium) (Large, 1X, 2X) (3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)

Finished Measurements: 28.5 (33, 37.25, 40.5) (45, 48.75, 53.5) (57.75, 60.25, 64.75, 68.75)” bust, buttoned; intended to be worn with approximately 4″ ease

Materials: Worsted weight wool: 1145 (1270, 1375, 1510) (1640, 1755, 1920) (2055, 2155, 2280, 2430) yards. Model knit in Heirloom Romney by Fancy Tiger Crafts (100% US romney wool; 114 grams / 200 yards): color #56 Malt.

Needles and Notions: One each size 8 (5 mm) circular needles, 16″ and 29″ long or longer, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; one set of five double-pointed needles (dpn) size 8 (5mm); cable needle; stitch markers; waste yarn or stitch holders; five 7/8″ buttons

Gauges: In Stockinette stitch, 19 sts and 26 rows = 4”/10 cm, washed and blocked.

In Woven Pattern, 19 sts and 26 rows = 4”/10 cm, washed and blocked.

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