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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) Yarn: 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 Yardage Child - 330m / 360yds Junior - 440m / 480yds Adult S - M - 660m / 720yds Adult L-XL - 990m / 1080yds Ability Beginners BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY This is a project for first-time knitters using basic knit and purl stitches, and simple shapings. GAUGE 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. PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Rowan Purelife 100% British wool COLORWAY Photographed in Mid Brown Jacob

Supplies Needed

  • See main details for yarn information.
  • one pair of 9mm (US13) straight needles
  • a tapestry needle for sewing up

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Jo Storie Hand Knits
Jo Storie Hand Knits
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 designer, firstly in London for well-known cashmere brands Tse Cashmere and Ballantyne Cashmere - and then moving to New York and working as senior designer and design director for high profile labels - J. Crew, The limited and Ann Taylor. When I returned to Scotland in 2004 I launched my own knitwear label 'Jo Storie Hand Knits' and in 2011 launched the first set of patterns from my knit wear collections. These patterns are for garments and accessories that I've designed with a Modern Heritage feel using traditional stitches updated in contemporary silhouettes. My own website has downloadable versions of patterns to buy, plus my blog and you can sign up for my newsletter - you can find all this at I also have photos on flickr - You can also follow me on social media as @jostorieknits on Twitter and Instagram. Like me on facebook @jostoriehandknits