david wanted a heavy field jacket and this is what i came up with—a tweedy, rugged-looking coat with a longer, easy fit and a neck opening that’s ripe for a scarf. lots of pockets for all that stuff he needs to carry, side slits at the hem to prevent bunching, and a big collar to pull up against the wind. his own is sized for outdoor use over winter clothing, but the next smaller size could be nice in a slightly lighter weight for lounging indoors.
another winning yarn from chris at briar rose. there are so many i hadn’t tried til recently—those “surprise” boxes she sends us in winter really expand my knitting horizons.
once again ronni does an impeccable job helping me get the pattern in shape for publication, while at the same time managing family life and moving.
tana’s guidance as our tech editor cannot be underestimated—she’s the one who takes a raw, one-sized creation and turns it into a pattern for all sizes—we love her!
jan and erica (cabingirl in comments) worked through the test knits of this project and we appreciate their efforts so much!
and of course, big thanks to david who inspired and collaborated in the design and then put in a star performance as a model here (he even got into it a little bit at the end, wink)—big hugs and kisses from all of us, david (but mostly me).