My Rock Star coat!

Life is good! Recently I’ve taken a few very simple rules on board in my quarantine life: not to worry about small things and find a reason to smile every day. The sun is shining brightly, my wip basket is full of new projects, and surprisingly I find time to work on new patterns every day.
Furry knit for every day wear

Today I would like to share my newest knitting experiment with you. I should say, I am pretty much in love with it! You know that feeling, when your expectations and ideas come true into exactly what you planned from the beginning.

My furry coat is finished and free knitting pattern is on its way!
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I called it Rock Star coat, haha. Not because I feel like a rock star myself, but because I was inspired by Jenna’s pictures, who was helping me to test this pattern.
Photo credit: Jenna Bowers

Rock Star coat is a total beginner-friendly knitting pattern. You literally only need to know just basic stitches (purl and knit). The coat is worked top down in rows. First several short rows are made to raise back neck, and you will need to make wraps & turns, but with furry yarn no one will see your mistakes in case you make them.
Oversized garment knitted with Scheepjes Furry Tales yarn

After that the yoke is worked with raglan increases until the separation point for body and sleeves. And then lower body and sleeves are finished separately. I chose ¾ length for my sleeves, but you can of course make them longer. As you can see in Jenna’s picture, she made the whole coat longer as well.
Photo credit: Jenna Bowers

The coat was designed as oversized, and I would recommend going for a bigger ease in the body and especially the sleeves. That’s because furry yarn “eats” ease quite a bit, and the sleeves might become tight.

The front bands are worked together with the yoke and body, and I didn’t plan buttons… I am thinking about either not adding any closure at all, or maybe invisible clasps. But to be honest, I am happy with my coat as it is!

No need to say my Rock Star coat was inspired by Scheepjes Furry Tales yarn (yarn review HERE). Softest and coziest yarn I have ever tried. In my opinion it works best with knitting (check my Furry Cloud Cowl), but can be used for crochet as well – see my Baby Bear of Furry Tales.
Soft and cozy

Furry Tales yarn is available in Scheepjes local shops and via online retailers:

Wool Warehouse*, Black Sheep Wools* (UK, international shipping)
Caro’s Atelier* (NL and Europe)
Taemombo* (US and Canada)
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With 8 mm needles the coat is finished in almost no time! Though you must be very careful with increases and use trustable markers not to lose the raglan seams.

Look at my silly jumping pictures! I am so very happy with my new coat. And I am jumping of happiness. You know why? Because life is good!

Would you like to try it out? Wait for the free pattern to come out next Friday!

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  1. Ordering yarn. How many skeins?♥️♥️♥️
    I want to be ready the second it comes out. I love this yarn. Definitely not easy to crochet with but I prevailed with a simple blanket. Well worth the effort. Works up very


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