I started to design swingcoats in the 90's, as most of the garments I was making to measure and required a touch more ease into the hip.
The Fan & Cable Swingcoat below in Cream was my first swingcoat design. Then the Diamond Cable Swing, in Red below, which was slightly less full across the shoulders. My first multi-colour intarsia swingcoat is the Times Cable Swing below centre with the Vee Shawl Collar.
The Fan & Cable Swagger left in Jacaranda still has ample ease over the hip which tailors into a high-waisted fit.
So the Swingcoat has fullness from the shoulder down and the Swagger style is fitted in the upper body. If you love the longer length you can also knit the Swagger in a longer length.
Choosing your style is about both height and body shape
The combination of quality spun Australian wool and a firmer tension over the upper body and shoulders creates garments that wear incredibily well and hold their shape and length.
Swingcoats: all about draping from the shoulders
The original 90's swingcoat styling had a wide sleeve and deep armholes. I am always updating styling and the garments below show the new slimmer sleeve.
TheTudor Swingcoat & Fan & Cable Swingcoat below show the fullness in the skirt of the coat, which is supported by the fitted shoulders.
The body shaping in the swingcoats narrows the panels between the cables. In addition, the needle size is decreased to achieve a firmer tension over the upper body which also supports the garment length.
Bringing a little fun & colour to your knitting life with the Digit Tabard this winter.
Garment A$515/ knitting kit A$195/ Pattern A$35.
Above Tudor Swingcoat Garment A$735/ Knitting Kit A$295/ Pattern A$75
I designed this Rainbow Cardigan many years ago for a local author. She writes children's books and runs a local book club for kids - the stars had some sparkle in them!
Below: Cowls and scarves
as knitting kits
If you'd like to discuss anything in this newsletter - or anything at all, please email Jane. Thanks for your support - Laura, Petra, Philippa, Cathryn, Helen and I look forward to seeing you in the knitting circle!