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 chest, 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. Worked in Hematite, this coat is plum autumn splendor; try it in Lazulite or Gypsum for urban chic.


The body is worked flat in one piece from the lower edge to the underarms, on a circular needle to accommodate the large number of stitches. The sleeves are worked in the round to the underarms. The sleeves and body are then joined and the yoke is worked in one piece. Stitches for the front bands/collar are picked up and worked at once, using Short Rows: Yarn Over Method to shape the collar portion.


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 chest, buttoned
Sample shown is size 43” with + 9” ease on model

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

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

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