Seaside coat hangers
Add a little jauntiness to your wardrobe with Ann Franklin’s nautical-themed coat hanger covers.
Give that strappy summer dress a pretty coat hanger to sit on with Ann Franklin’s easy-to-knit project. Perfect for gifting at Christmas and for birthdays, they bring a touch of luxury to your wardrobe and help protect delicate straps and luxurious fabrics from unwanted pulls and creases. Note This coat hanger has a charted anchor. The anchor should be knitted using the intarsia method (a separate ball of yarn for each section of colour). If you prefer, the anchor can be added after the coat hanger has been knitted using Swiss darning (duplicate stitch).
ANCHOR COAT HANGER BACK
Cast on 99 sts using 4mm needles and Yarn A.
Row 1 (RS) *K1, P1; rep from * to the last st, K1.
Row 2 *P1, K1; rep from * to the last st, P1.
Row 3 Knit.
Row 4 Purl.
Do not break Yarn A, but join in Yarn B. From this point work in stripes of 2 rows B, 2 rows A, beginning with Yarn B. Do not break off the unused yarn, but carry it loosely up the sides of the work.
Beginning with Yarn B and a knit row, work 10 rows in st st.**
Keeping the stripe pattern correct, work as follows:
Row 15 Cast off 1 st, knit to end.
[1 st dec]
Row 16 Cast off 1 st, purl to end.
[1 st dec]
Rep Rows 15 and 16 three more times. [91 sts]
Rows 23–26 Cast off 3 sts at the beginning of the next 4 rows. [79 sts] Rows 27–32 Cast off 7 sts at the beginning of the next 6 rows. [37 sts] Rows 33–34 Cast off 4 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows. [29 sts] Rows 35–42 Cast off 1st at the beginning of the next 8 rows. [21 sts]
Rows 43–46 Cast off 4 sts at the beginning of the next 4 rows. [5 sts]
Cast off remaining 5 sts.
Using Yarn A only, work exactly as for the Back to **.
Shape as for the Back throughout, placing the Chart over the central stitches as folls:
Row 1 (RS) K37, work Row 1 of Chart, K37.
Row 2 P37, work Row 2 of Chart, P37. Note You may find it helpful to place a marker either side of the 25 Chart sts. Continue as set, working Rows 3–23 of Chart and shaping sides as for Back.
TO MAKE UP
1 Sew the top cast off/shaped sections together with right sides facing, leaving a small hole at the centre top for the hook of the hanger to go through.
2 Place the cover over the hanger, then oversew the two cast on edges together. 3 Mark even spaces for five decorative buttons to be placed along the ribbed section.
4 Sew five white buttons on the anchor side and five blue buttons on the striped side. The buttons should lie directly
MEET OUR DESIGNER Ann Franklin “I wanted these coat hangers to have a seaside theme to bring some holiday spirit into your wardrobe all year round! The patterns are inspired by a tradi onal sailor’s uniform.” DK Sirdar’s Cotton is sturdy, hardwearing...
Measure and mark up where you need your buttons to be for a super-smart finish.