The WZ975 is a yarn driven pattern with a rather an odd combination of garments linked only by the yarn itself-and a “warm but lightweight” theme I guess. However both are very nice, easy to crochet and to wear.
The car coat; named for those days of popping in and out of the car, for driving rather than serious walking requiring a heavy “sensible” coat. This one is shown in a 2 row stripe in the shell stitch; but it looks good in just one colour too (see above) and the length is easy to alter for a perfect custom fit, making a lightweight but cosy long jacket.
The vest or waistcoat would make a warm layer without too much weight and is quick to make because of the large scale lace stitch pattern; choose a soft yarn for the same effect.
While I am on the subject of cosy crochet; this is a lovely jacket WZ687 – rare in crochet although I have many… ( many ! ) in knitting patterns.
The horrid blotchy yarn is not helping (at all, yuk!) but the shape is lovely… look beyond the photo and see the lovely new project beckoning 😉