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Cove Cardigan and Snood

from Jo Storie Hand Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cove Cardigan and Snood
Cove Cardigan and Snood
Cove Cardigan and Snood
Cove Cardigan and Snood
Cove Cardigan and Snood
Cove Cardigan and Snood

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • An intermediate level pattern - you'll need to be able to work in a basic moss st and cable pattern, and be able to increase and decrease.

Pattern Description:

A generous fit coat cardigan in all over moss stitch with a giant horseshoe cable as a feature. Almost cape like in silhouette with deep extended raglan sleeves that hit fashionably at the elbow with an oversized cuff opening.

Accessorized with a moss stitch and horseshoe cable snood.

"To call it a cardigan hardly does this stunning piece justice." - Emma Kennedy, editor of Knitting Magazine.

Yarn shade:
954 Steel Grey Suffolk

Yardage per size (approx):
Size 1 - 1760m (1920yds)
Size 2 - 1870m (2040yds)
Size 3 - 2200m (2400yds)

Note: yardage includes approximately 440m / 480yds for snood.

See matching Cove Hat pattern available from Jo Storie Hand Knits on Ravelry and also available now as a limited edition of knitted hats from Jo's website


13 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches (10cm) in moss stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit: Chest: Size 1 81-101cm (32-40in); Size 2 101-122cm (40-48in); Size 3 122-132cm (48-52in)
  • Knitted measurements approx: Chest Size 1 117cm (46in) Size 2 127cm (50in) Size 3 137cm (54in) Length Size 1 71cm (28in) Size 2 81cm (32in) Size 3 91cm (36in)


  • You'll need between 1925 - 2406 yards (1760 - 2200 m) of bulky / chunky weight yarn - we've used Rowan 'Purelife' undyed 100% wool. The shade shown in the photos is is Steel Grey Sussex
  • 1 pair 7mm (US101/2) needles and a large cable needle
  • 3 x 4cm (13/4in) buttons; 3 x 2.5cm (1in) buttons
  • Stitch holders, stitch markers or waste yarn
  • Row counter.

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Jo Storie on
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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