Bannock by Norah Gaughan


September 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Crosshatch Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1540 - 2230 yards (1408 - 2039 m)
39½ (43, 46½, 50, 53¾, 57¼)" circumference at bust, buttoned
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Wrap up in contemporary fall style: a swingy open-front coat knit from cozy Quarry. The original crosshatch stitch pattern, worked from a chart and easily memorized, forms a fabric with bands of deep texture. The body is worked flat in one piece with decreases shaping a gentle A-line; long sleeves (designed to be cuffed back) are knit in the round and then joined to work a circular yoke. The front bands and collar are picked up and knit in single rib, with short rows shaping the collar. A single toggle allows you to close the fronts if desired. We styled Bannock with 9” of ease; choose a size that gives you 4-6” of ease for a more traditional fit. Worked in Hematite, this coat is plum autumn splendor; try it in Lazulite or Gypsum for urban chic.


1540 (1670, 1785, 1965, 2095, 2230) yards of chunky weight wool yarn


8 (9, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 200 yards/100g)

Photographed in color Hematite


13½ stitches & 22 rows = 4” in Crosshatch Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking


Size A (for Main Fabric)
One 32” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 6½ mm (US 10½)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One 32” circular needle and one set of DPNs, two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)

Finished Dimensions

39½ (43, 46½, 50, 53¾, 57¼)“ circumference at bust, buttoned

Intended Ease: + 4-6”
Sample shown is size 43” with + 9” ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Rib Cable Cast On
Short Rows: Yarn Over Method
One-Row Buttonhole
Steam Blocking

Skill Level

4 out of 5