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Scottish Borders, UK

I've been involved in knitting for many years, having graduated with a first class degree in knitted textiles from the Scottish College of Textiles.

My early career saw me working as a knitwear ...

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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • This is a project for first-time knitters using the most basic knit stitch and simple shaping.

Pattern Description:

A garter stitch oversized funnelneck 'boyfriend' sweater

"This is an exaggerated slouchy funnelneck with dropped rounded shoulders and statement wide sleeves with deep double cuffs. The body is loose and generous with proportions and details that are bang on for this season.." - Jo Storie

Ability: Beginners

Sizes available - to fit actual chest:
Child (approx aged 5-8) - 61-67cm (24in-26.5in)
Junior (approx aged 9+ - UK 4 -8) - 76-81cm (28in-32in)
Adult S-M (UK 8-14) - 81-96.5cm (32in-38in)
Adult L-XL (UK 16-22) - 101.5-106.5cm (40in-46in)

Knitted measurements approx (as worn)
Chest width - circumference approx * (cuff to cuff measurement)
Child - 71cm (28in)
Junior - 81cm (32in)
Adult S - M - 97cm (38in)
Adult L-XL - 122cm (48in)
* This is an approximation of the actual measurement due to the unusual construction of the shape, however it has been designed to fit big.

Length from centre back neck as worn approx
Child - 51cm (20in)
Junior - 61cm (24in)
Adult S - M - 71cm (28in)
Adult L-XL - 81cm (32in)

Rowan Purelife 100% British wool Chunky/Bulky weight

Amount of yarn
Note: 1 ball of Rowan Purelife 100% British wool = 100g (approx 110m / 120yds)

You will need (approx): 6:7:10:12: x 100g balls
Child 660m / 720yds
Junior 770m / 840yds
Adult S - M 1100m / 1200yds
Adult L-XL 1320m / 1440yds

Photographed in Mid Brown Jacob


11 sts x 18 rows to 10 x 10cm (4 x 4in) in g-st using 9mm (US13) needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • See pattern description for sizes.

You Will Also Need:

  • a tapestry needle for sewing up
  • row counter and stitch markers.
  • one pair each of 7mm (US 10.5-11) and 9mm (US 13) straight needles

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Rowan Purelife 100% British wool


Photographed in Mid Brown Jacob

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