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Hepburn Cardigan Coat

from Jo Storie Hand Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Hepburn Cardigan Coat
Hepburn Cardigan Coat
Hepburn Cardigan Coat
Hepburn Cardigan Coat
Hepburn Cardigan Coat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You will be required to work in basic rib stitches and be able to do simple decreases as appropriate.

Pattern Description:

Bell sleeve pineapple stitch cardigan coat.

"Inspired by the iconic wardrobe of Audrey Hepburn, this design has the look of a coat but the drape of a cardigan" - Jo Storie

Knitted measurements approx:
Size 1 100cm (391/2in)
Size 2 104cm (41in)
Size 3 107cm (42in)
Size 1 54cm (211/4in)
Size 2 57cm (221/2in)
Size 3 61cm (24in)

Ability: Easy

Yarn shade shown: 954 Steel Grey Suffolk

Meterage/yardage per size (approx):
Size 1 - 1200m (1440yds)
Size 2 - 1500m (1800yds)
Size 3 - 1700m (2040yds)


13 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in pineapple stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Chest: Size 1 81-86cm (32-34in); Size 2 86-91.5cm (34-36in); Size 3 91.5-101.5cm (36-40in)


  • 1440 - 2040 yards (1317 - 1865 m) Rowan 'Purelife' British Sheep Breeds, 100% British wool - chunky weight

You Will Also Need:

  • one pair of 7mm (US 101/2) straight needles
  • circular needles (optional for picking up neck stitches)
  • row counter
  • stitch markers
  • 6mm crochet hook for button loop
  • a tapestry needle for sewing up
  • 2 x 5cm (2in) decorative (non-functioning) buttons
  • 2 x 2cm (3/4in) buttons for hidden closure.

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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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