Long Cabled Coat


The collar is knit first, then each front side and the back are picked up and knit from the collar, then joined to knit in one piece. 

Sleeves are knit from the cuff to the shoulder and then set in.

Difficulty Moderate
Start date 2019-04-06
Due date 2019-05-15
Craft Knitting
Test secrecy Secret
Pattern source (brand and/or designer) Melissa Kemmerer Designs
Spots available 18
Gauge 23 sts and 32 rows = 4"/10cm on medium needles and 21 sts and 30 rows = 4"/10cm on largest needles
Charted or written pattern Both
Sizes required XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Skills required

Cables, reading a complicated cable chart

Finished measurements

To fit bust measurement of: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)".

Front sections completely overlap.

Length from underarm to bottom: 38 (38.5, 40.5, 39.5, 42, 41.5)"


Construction type Body is top-down; sleeves are cuff-up and then set-in.
Required or recommended yarn Worsted weight 3600 yards for size Small
Tools required

US 6/4.0 mm or 1 size smaller than gauge needle, 40" circulars & DPNs

US 7/4.5mm or size required to obtain gauge, 40" & 16" circulars and DPNs

US 8/5.0mm or size required to obtain larger gauge, 24" circulars

2 cable needles

Stitch holders.

Ownership of the finished item The finished item is yours to keep.
Requirements from the tester

Corrections/suggestions on pattern directions.

Match stitch counts whenever given; let us know if count is off.

Final garment measurements.

Pictures of FO.

Rewards from the designer

The designer is offering discounted or free pattern(s) to testers

Everyone who completes this test knit will receive a digital copy of Nomadic Knits Issue 4: Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.  The magazine will include 10 patterns from Adrienne Larsen, Tracie Millar, Jodi Brown, Melissa Kemmerer, Devin Ventre, Donna Estin, Laura Aylor, and Tanis Gray.



The designer has created the following milestones, in order to keep track of progress during the test knit. By marking off each milestone as you complete it, you can easily keep the designer up to date with your progress.

2019-04-15: Completed collar
2019-04-30: Join at underarms
2019-05-10: Sleeves
2019-05-15: Finished, seamed and blocked



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