Pattern: Oban


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Note: This is a physical, printed pattern only and will be shipped to you upon purchase. It does NOT include the yarn for the project.


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 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.

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

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

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

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



Norah Gaughan

Project Type

Cables, Cardigan, Coat, Sweater, Textured

Skill Level

Intermediate, Advanced


Brooklyn Tweed Shelter

Yarn Weight