An absolute knockout. Just what you look for-- something you can wear in any decade and have people's jaws hit the floor (your own not least). Wear it open or belted or closed with a shawl pin or whatever: it just looks fantastic. Make it in many colours and styles of yarn. All body pieces-- it has two sides, too, in addition to a back and two fronts-- are belled out at the hem. Generous, lush, rich-- the modern-day equivalent of a traditional mink coat, really, and yet quite easy to make. Collar is shaped with increases within short rows, but no wrapping. From Nashua Handknits Book 48, Day Into Night.