Oversized Cable Coat

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Opulent, free-flowing cables meander up this oversized coat in Kirsten’s clean and elegant signature style. Beneath the high-relief fabric of chunky Quarry lies careful tailoring to keep Rigel from overwhelming your frame; waist shaping and set-in sleeves ensure a neat fit despite the loose effect. All pieces are worked flat from the bottom up. While the edges appear unfinished, concealed facings worked in Shelter offer structure and stability, and directions are given for sewing twill tape along the shoulder and collar seams to prevent them from stretching out of shape. Pockets, also knit in Shelter to diminish their bulk, add the perfect functional touch and a cozy collar grows from the front edges to wrap behind your neck.


For Main Fabric:

  • 2095 (2225, 2340, 2535, 2680, 2855, 3035) yards of chunky weight wool yarn
  • 11 (12, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 200 yards/100g)

For Facings:

  • 365 (370, 375, 390, 400, 410, 425) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
  • 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)


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

  • 14 stitches & 22 rows = 4″ in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s) and Quarryafter blocking
  • 69-stitch back panel (four 15-stitch cables separated by three purl-3 columns) measures 13″ wide with Size A needle(s) and Quarry, after blocking
  • 51-stitch front or sleeve panel (three 15-stitch cables separated by two purl-3 columns) measures 9½” wide with Size A needle(s) and Quarry, after blocking
  • 18 stitches & 30 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size B needle(s) and Shelter, after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric in Quarry)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 6½ mm (US 10½)

Size B (for Facings and Pockets in Shelter)

  • Four 40″ circular needles and one set of DPNs†, three sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

†40” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (e.g., Pockets).

Finished dimensions
  • 37½ (39¾, 42, 46½, 50, 54½, 58)” [95.5 (101, 106.5, 118, 127, 138.5, 147.5) cm] circumference at bust with fronts overlapping about 8″ [20.5 cm]
  • Intended Ease: + 4–6″ [10–15 cm]
  • Sample shown is size 39¾” [101 cm] with 6¾” [17 cm] ease on model

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

  • Garter Stitch Selvedge
  • Short Rows: German Method
  • Sloped Bind Off
  • Binding Off Over Cabled Fabrics
  • Joinery Bind Off
Kirsten Johnstone
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