Windowpane Coat by Deborah Newton

Windowpane Coat

August 2008
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in diamond pattern from chart on larger needles.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1133 - 1545 yards (1036 - 1413 m)
35¾ (39½, 42¾, 46, 49¾)" bust circumference, including 2" front bands
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Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Fall 2008: “Deborah Newton uses simple knits and purls to create a lush brocade surface for the Windowpane Coat. Flatteringly long lines make the full-length jacket versatile, equally at home with a dress and a narrow belt or over weekend jeans. A smooth, classic merino in a chunky weight makes the texture pop in high relief. Chunky buttons and broken rib edgings complement a subtle allover pattern.”

Finished Size: 35¾ (39½, 42¾, 46, 49¾)“ bust circumference, including 2” front bands. Jacket shown measures 39½”. About 4” positive ease is recommended for this project.

Yarn: Louet Gems Chunky Weight (100% merino; 103 yd 94 m/100 g): #08 caribou, 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) skeins.

Needles: Sizes 8 (5 mm) and 9 (5.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Six 1 3⁄8” buttons; tapestry needle.


  • To form the back vent, the back is worked in two separate pieces for 8”, then the pieces are joined at the top of the vent and the rest of the back is worked in one piece to the shoulders.
  • Because the textured pattern is arranged to have a full repeat on each side of center front, the pattern does not match exactly at the shoulders for all sizes.