To break up the blue plaid a bit, I eeked out the yoke and hood from the remaining grey wool left over from 'M's' Cascade. I used the same cord, toggle and leather arrangement that Courteney used as well. The zip was rescued from an old project. Like Courteney's coats, I interlined it with flannel shirting.
Now that I see this coat finished it very much reminds me of something very Kiwi, the Swandri or Swanni which is loved by farmers up and down the country. The Swanni is a bit of a Kiwi institution, know more from practicality than for fashion. I don't know whether that is a good or bad thing! I am hoping mine is less farm and more urban!