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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 basic knit and purl stitches, and simple shapings.

Pattern Description:

Garter stitch sleeveless slouchy cardigan

"Designed for both adults and kids, this is a very versatile basic, layer it over t-shirts and wear slouchy and open or cinch in at the waist with a chunky leather belt." - Jo Storie

Sizes available - Actual chest
Child (Approx aged 5-8) - 61-67cm(24in-26.5in)
Junior (Approx aged 9+) - 76-81cm (28in-32in)
Adult S-M (as shown on model) - 81-96.5cm (32in-38in)
Adult L-XL - 101.5-106.5cm (40in-46in)

Knitted measurements approx (as worn)
Chest width - circumference approx * (cuff to cuff measurement)
Child - 82cm (32in)
Junior - 100cm (39in)
Adult S - M - 120cm (47in)
Adult L-XL - 150cm (59in)
* 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 - 45cm (18in)
Junior - 54cm (21in)
Adult S - M - 63cm (25in)
Adult L-XL - 66cm (26in)

Rowan Purelife 100% British wool - Chunky/Bulky weight
Photographed in Mid Brown Jacob

Amount of yarn
(1 ball = 100g (approx 110m / 120yds))
You will need (approx): 3:4:6:9 x 100g balls

Child - 330m / 360yds
Junior - 440m / 480yds
Adult S - M - 660m / 720yds
Adult L-XL - 990m / 1080yds



11 sts x 18 rows to 10 x 10cm (4 x 4in) in garter st using 9mm (US 13) needles.

13 sts x 18 rows in stocking st using 7mm needles as recommended on the ball band.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • See main description.


  • See main details for yarn information.

You Will Also Need:

  • one pair of 9mm (US13) straight needles
  • a tapestry needle for sewing up
  • row counter and stitch markers.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Rowan Purelife 100% British wool


Photographed in Mid Brown Jacob

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