I started the other front of my Hex Coat. The pattern does not tell you to do this. While I was working on the left front I had some doubts about the length of this coat but no one was around to measure me. So I put the whole thing on hold and started the right. It turned out to be a very smart move.
The pattern schematic says that the length of this from shoulder to hem is 40½”. It falls to the model’s knee. I measure 37″ to my knee. Further, I looked at other sweater coat patterns (in Big Girl Knits) and they are all 37″. I absolutely do not want this to be longer than my knee – as a matter of fact, I am not completely sure I want it all the way to my knee.
So I got out the old calculator and figured out my row gauge. I am going to rework the directions for a finished length of 35″, leaving a bit of room for it to stretch as I wear it.
I am also pleased to report that the moss stitch continues to not make me crazy!