The shaping for this in Raglan style forms the shape of a tent kinda... think baseball tees. The stitches where the shoulders and outside of the arm are are decreased out of existence, making the shape.
The front and back is knit seamlessly on a circular needle, making it a tube. The sleeves are both knit separately on dpns (double pointed needles) and united with the body with one long circular needle.
Stitches on hold get grafted at the very end, these are the only stitches not worked when joining the arms to the body which also has stitches on hold. All foxy and diametrically opposed and what not.
The Shaping goes like this: All four spots of the sweater are marked way ahead of time. Make a few inches of knitting right after joining the arms, right?
Then work up to *2 sts (stitches) before marked stitch K2TOG, K the marked st, SSK.*
Knit around that piece and repeat ** that way of decreasing right before you hit each marked stitch. Then knit around plain... then decrease as so again. BOOM. RAGLAN SHAPING
It's pretty, huh?
I got this coat at the Goodwill store around the corner from my home in the summertime.
Taking the jacket apart with a seam ripper (or exacto knife because I couldn't find mine)
takes less time when the blade is super sharp and kinda fun.
This is what the backing looks like, it's knit which means whatever this turns out to be, it will be washable.
One day I will sit and separate the fur from this zipper and use it for something... someday.
The cute ears and tail. I haven't decided how to do the tail, there may be a little plush stuff in it.
There is going to be a sneaky, stealth pocket somewhere.
Happy Knew Year Party People.