Russian CoatMarianne Henio
Another Russian coat sold and another sad to see go! The ‘To Russia with Love Cardy Coat’ was designed for the All Womens Achievers Awards Ceremony last July when I was asked to prepare a set of designs for the catwalk show.
My inspiration for this Russian coat came from the full length, huge collared Russian coat style, like the Russian sable furs of Marc Kaufman, New York, or the magnificent white Russian coat modelled by South African super model Candice Swanepoel.
Obviously not wanting it to be made of fur, it was knitted in three strands of a gorgeous saffron chenille which made up the thickness of a chunky yarn. The collar was exaggerated and full, and a pattern of squares side by side added to the appearance of weight and texture. The sheen of the chenille resembled the sheen of the fur of a Russian coat .
This coat is a pretty straight forward knit. It makes a great winter wardrobe piece as well as a great talking point. And knitted in a chunky yarn means that it is not a never ending project!
If you would like to give it a go...Click here for the pattern link.
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