Ode to Kodachrome… and Kaffe!

February 18, 2012

Kodachrome is a basic coat designed to bring out your inner Kaffe Fassett!  Knit with bulky yarn on #10.5 needles, it’s easy and fast to make – a perfect knit to showcase your favorite colors.

While Kaffe’s beautiful yarn inspired the original design, Noro or any other self-striping yarn will work as well.  Alternatively, you can use several different non-striping yarns to create the stripes, or knit the coat in one fabulous solid color to really make a statement.

Kodachrome is worked in one piece to the underarm on either circular or straight needles, with 2” positive ease at the lower hips.  Sleeves are knit separately and set in.  Chunky pockets are worked on the bodice, with more stitches than the lining so they pop out slightly, and the collar is worked in place.  The coat closes with a dual-separating zipper.

The coat in the photo was knit all in one piece, which creates narrower bands of the self-striping yarn.  By knitting the front and back separately, you can elongate the stripes and create random striping for each piece, which results in an entirely different look.

Kodachrome was designed to be basic and versatile so that you can get creative with color, so have fun!

You can read more about it or buy it HERE!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Peggy Davis June 12, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I am preparing to start the kodachrome jacket and notice that there isn’t a code for the different stitches,(Body) establish front pocket, *place marker,k1 (p1, M1p, k2) and for the rest of the sentance. I would appreciate clairification, I love this sweater.
Thank you for your assistance. Peggy Davis 1-507-334-4343


admin June 14, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Hi Peggy! I am just checking in to make sure that my note on M1p made sense. Lori


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