Oban by Norah Gaughan


December 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1600 - 2460 yards (1463 - 2249 m)
33 (37, 40, 43Β½, 46Β½, 50)" [84 (94, 101.5, 110.5, 118, 127) cm] circumference at bust, closed
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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 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


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: 4Β½ 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: 3ΒΎ 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, 43Β½, 46Β½, 50)β€œ / 84 (94, 101.5, 110.5, 118, 127) cm circumference at bust, closed
30ΒΌ (30ΒΎ, 32ΒΎ, 33, 35ΒΌ, 35ΒΎ)” / 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

Skill Level

4 out of 5

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