Car Coat Using Brooklyn Tweed Quarry
Car Coat Using Brooklyn Tweed Quarry
In handsome, dense, double moss stitch, this cozy outerwear classic is a little retro, a little ‘Audrey.’ Three quarter length sleeves and a folded, stand-up collar—and the option to add generous pockets—give it a tailored finish. Dropped shoulders and straight sleeves allow room for comfy layering. The universally flattering length brings to mind the favorite duffle or pea coat.
For a Car Coat with a bit of a rustic touch, we chose chunky-weight Brooklyn Tweed Quarry. This yarn’s tweedy flecks add even more brilliant texture to this piece’s fabric! Quarry is 100% Wyoming-raised, Targhee-Columbia wool with a roving-style strand. Though it looks like a singles strand, it’s actually three unspun plies of wool twisted together. The knit fabric is lightweight, has good stitch definition, and softens nicely after hand-washing.
Sizes: S (M, L, XL).
Finished bust: 39 (45, 51, 57)"/99 (114.5, 129.5, 144.5)cm
To fit bust: 28-32 (34-38, 40-44, 46-50)"/71-81 (86-97, 102-112, 117-127)cm with 7-11"/18-28cm of ease.
8 (9, 10, 11) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (200 yds/183m).
Or 1525 (1710, 1910, 2140) chunky-weight yarn.
Shown in color Serpentine, size Small.
8 (9, 10, 11) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Quarry(200 yds/183m). Or 1460 yds (1630, 1825, 2045) chunky-weight yarn.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 9 (5.5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge.
US 8 (5mm) circular needles, or one size smaller than gauge needle.
US 11 (8mm) needles, or two sizes larger than gauge needle for binding off sleeves.
US 4 (3.5mm) circular needles for picking up pockets stitches.
US H/8 (5mm) crochet hook for provisional cast-on.
5 yds/m smooth worsted-weight yarn or knotting cord for provisional cast-on and 'lifelines'.
6 locking markers.
6 stitch markers.
2 stitch holders.
Darning needle to finish.
Six 1–1 1/4"/25–32mm buttons.
Six smaller backing buttons.
Fine darning needle (to fit buttonholes)
16 sts & 24 rows= 4"/10cm in double moss stitch after blocking.
Brooklyn Tweed Quarry has some unusual features we’d like you to know about. While it looks like a single-ply yarn, you’ll find that’s it’s actually three unspun plies that are lightly twisted together. As a result, its behavior on the needles is unique. Brooklyn Tweed has a helpful card we’ll include with each purchase of Quarry—you’ll find much of this information on it!
The twist of the three unspun plies likes to twirl into soft loops between the ball and your needles. To counter this, simply run your fingers gently along the working yarn toward the ball. The finished fabric will be well-balanced without bias.
Quarry ends tend to unravel, so we recommend you splice strands together when you join a new ball. To do this, remove a single ply a few inches from each end to be united. Moisten both ends, overlap them, and rub the remaining plies together between your palms. Warmth and friction will felt the ends together.
When you need to add a little more strength to your strand—whether you’re seaming or about to put stitches under tension—twirl the working yarn a few revolutions in the direction of the ply twist. Use this trick when weaving in cast-on and bind-off ends. (As she knit the Car Coat, Kit found herself needing to add a little twist now and then.)
To add even more strength to the seams of your Car Coat, you may choose to work your seams in a different, more tightly spun yarn that’s in a similar color to your choice of Quarry. Consider doing this with the optional pockets as well. Kit chose to seam her Car Coat using Brooklyn Tweed Arbor in color ‘Parka’ (similar to her Quarry color choice, ‘Serpentine’).
Digital Car Coat pattern. (Download)
Printed Car Coat pattern. (Requires shipping.)