Red Oak is a showstopper of a coat, and an heirloom piece for anyone who knits it. Worked in a large gauge, it knits up more quickly than expected, but retains your interest with the beautiful acorn and oak leaf motif and polished facings.

Red Oak is published through Twist Collective and can be purchased on the Twist Collective site for $7.

finished measurements
30 ½ (34 ½, 37 ½, 40, 44, 47, 50, 54, 56 ½, 60 ½)”
77.5 (87.5, 95, 101.5, 112, 119.5, 127, 137, 143.5, 153.5) cm
bust circumference when buttoned

28 ¼” / 72 cm long
Shown in size 37 ½” / 95 cm
Intended to be worn with 4–6” / 10–15 cm positive ease.

yarn
17 (19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30) skeins elann.com Peruvian Highland Chunky (76 yds / 70 m per 1 ¾ oz / 50 g skein; 100% Highland Wool) in #0616 Redwood

needles & notions
Size 8 US / 5 mm circular needle, 24” / 60 cm long
Size H-8 US / 5 mm crochet hook, smooth waste yarn in a contrasting color, 4–6 removable stitch markers, tapestry needle, three oblong toggle buttons 2 ¼” / 57 mm long, three round buttons 1 ¼” / 30 mm diameter, row counter (optional)

gauge
16 ½ sts and 22 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st
Oak Leaf pattern panel measures 5 ½” / 14 cm wide.

construction
A coat knit in pieces from the bottom up with turned hems at the lower edges. The modified drop-shoulder sleeves also have turned hems. The embossed leaf motif front panel is worked together with the right front. The coat is closed with 3 toggles. The leaf motif is given in chart form only.