Snap Front Coat with Peplum

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For distinctive tailored style, knit a sleek coat with a flared peplum and handkerchief hem. Twisted rib and ladder motifs create long, flattering lines on the flat-knit fronts and center back. A twisted-rib cable with a self facing folded inside and sewn down provides a decorative and stable edge for the snap closures, and a swing-coat style collar in twisted rib makes a clean and structural finish. The peplum, a simple rectangle with I-cord selvedges, is worked from stitches picked up after garment assembly. Double ribbing delineates the transition in fabric, and the sculptural curve of the lower front pieces causes the peplum to flare over the hips and hang in folded points.


  • 1600 (1730, 1920, 2055, 2310, 2460) total yards of worsted weight wool yarn


  • 12 (13, 14, 15, 17, 18) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50 grams)
  • Photographed in color Artifact

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.

  • 18 stitches & 28 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 24 stitches & 28 rows = 4″ in chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One pair of straight needles and/or a 24″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Sleeve Ribbing)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 24″ circular needle* two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used for flat pieces. A circular needle is required for the peplum due to the large number of stitches.

Finished dimensions
  • 33 (37, 40, 43½, 46½, 50)” [84 (94, 101.5, 110.5, 118, 127) cm] circumference at bust, closed
  • 30¼ (30¾, 32¾, 33, 35¼, 35¾)” [77 (78, 83, 84, 89.5, 91) cm] total length at center back, including peplum
  • Intended Ease: + 1–3″ [2.5–7.5 cm]
  • Sample shown is size 37″ [94 cm] with 3″ [7.5 cm] ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Cabled Cast On
  • Sloped Bind Off
Norah Gaughan
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