For weeks we've been talking about the Einstein Coat, and finally the knit-along has arrived. Everyone I've talked to wants to make one "just like Paula's." Wait a minute. This coat is a great, classic design just as it is. I knit mine exactly per the pattern, and I'm very happy with it. What's the big deal with Paula's Einstein coat? What makes her coat so fabulous?
Then I saw Paula's coat. It was spectacular. And she looks spectacular in it. I couldn't put my finger on it, but I understood. I wanted one just like Paula's too.
So, what makes Paula's take on this garment so special? Let's take a look.
First, she made it shorter for easier wearing in the car. This length, which hits her mid thigh is a very pleasing proportion - a golden mean perhaps, for those of you who are into phi and all that.
She made the sleeves longer for a smart turned-back cuff. The extra fabric at the cuff gives the coat a luxe feeling of abundance.
The expanded collar allows it to stand up in the back for a very chic effect, and then fold gracefully open at the neck.
Paula added a crocheted trim of coordinating "Touch Me" rayon chenille around all the raw edges and used purchased frogs to close the coat. Overall, it's the nicest example of an Einstein Coat that I've ever seen. Sally Melville would have to agree.
Join us for a free knit-along and let Paula show you how to make your Einstein exactly the way you want. This will become a classic garment you'll turn to time and time again.
Friday, July 31st in La Plata 10:30 a.m. 240-349-2853 Saturday, August 1st, Leonardtown, 10:30 a.m. 301-475-2477
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