The Hex is Finished!
(I'lI post more picts once it's all nicely blocked). I love, love, love this coat. I think it might carry me through a lot of the winter as well as the fall because it is quite warm. I probably should have made it in a neutral color, but then, a good bit of my winter wardrobe is neutral, so color is probably a good thing. I might put about three buttons on the hexagons right at the chest/stomach area. I think it would look nice.
Pattern: Hex Coat from Norah Gaughan's Knitting Nature (She is just wonderful, isn't she? This is my third completed NG and there may be a few more of her designs in my Ravelry queue which should tell you how much I love her patterns.) The only modification I made was under the arm where I added a gore (a diamond shaped extra piece into the seams). I always have trouble with fitting around the upper arm/shoulder. Even shirts that fit me perfectly otherwise are usually tight at the armhole, so I decided to add a little extra room there.
Needles: Size 6 and size 8
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Amethyst Heather, I can't honestly tell you how many balls it took because somewhere over the course of two years off and on, I lost track. I think I originally ordered something like 20 balls (at least that's how many I count in this picture and I can currently find 6 extra balls. But I can't promise that I showed all the yarn when I originally bought it and I can't promise that there aren't more Amethyst Heather skeins around here somewhere.
Okay, now that this albatross is finished, I am glad I persevered. All that horrible moss stitch, but now I have a beautiful coat to show for it! Now back to my Magickal Earth shawl!
Labels: Hex Coat