I have LOTS of fun yarn to make a swing coat, and haven’t seen a pattern anywhere for one. I often make my patterns up as I go along, but this project is a bit different. (I hope.)
I’ve checked on ravelry and pretty much all the other pattern sources I can find.
so my question is:
should I make the bottom slightly curved? or should I just make it straight across and hope that as I go upward, and reduce the stitches across, that it will hang properly?
It will have, with any luck, a nice swingy effect, starting quite wide and narrowing as it goes, with big cuffed sleeves. The sleeves will be set it, and the collar will sort of stand up a bit.
The decreases will have to happen at regular intervals across the back (and also the fronts) It won’t come in all at once.
I don’t want it to end up with weird “points” at each side. It should drape like a skirt cut on the bias.
I think I’m talking myself into making the hem a bit curved.