A coatigan to remind me of my grandma’s carpet: Burda 12/2011 #114

I was lucky enough to get 2 yards of this totally glorious fabric from emmaonesock last year. It looks like a fabulous vintage carpet.

It’s a wool fleece with raised areas, a brushed texture, and decorative selvedges. The design seems to be knitted in as you can see below on the reverse.

The fabric arrived and I petted it. A lot. And then it sat in my stash. You know. That too precious to cut into fabric. I had a Pinterest board dedicated to it. Searching for the perfect pattern. Surely what I did with something similar to this fabric several years ago was too simple and wouldn’t be good enough?

Winter passed, before I was smart enough to realise that it was more than good enough. I still wear the coatigan I made in 2013 a lot. It’s the ideal pattern for this fabric.

So I bit the bullet and cut it out.

This is Burda 12/2011 #114 and I made a 44.

For my version there’s no zip, no petersham ribbon trim, no hip length seam or pockets, no lining, just a neck facing and I lengthened the sleeves to be full length.

The hem is simple turned up and stitched by hand. No finishing treatments – it doesn’t fray.

Sometimes simple is best!

I adore my carpet coatigan!

15 thoughts on “A coatigan to remind me of my grandma’s carpet: Burda 12/2011 #114

  1. The fabric is really stunning. How did you find it? Here in England everything is still online and it is difficult to find fabric shops with really interesting material like this.

    However, in October I am going to the annual Knit and Stitch show and they usually have tons of gorgeous stuff.

    You look fabulous in it.

    A x

    1. Thank you! I have a couple of online fabric stores I trust. emmanonesock, a fabric store in the US, in one of them. If something that looks fabulous comes in, based on experience, I know I can trust the description and the photos so I bite the bullet and pay the shipping.

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