- Jo Storie
Skills Required: You will need to be able to work garter stitch and basic cables and rib stitches.
Yarn Type: Any Chunky weight yarn. I used Rowan Purelife 100% British Sheep Breeds Chunky undyed in Shetland Morrit 955, but you could use any Chunky weight wool.
Yarn Weight: Chunky / bulky
Sizes to Fit:
Chest 81 - 91cm / 32 - 36in
Knitted measurements approx: width (cuff to cuff) 141cm / 55.5in, length 90cm / 35.5in
You will need: 14 balls/ skeins*
Chest 91 -102cm / 36 - 40 in
Knitted measurements approx: width (cuff to cuff) 147cm / 58in, length 95cm /37.5in
You will need: 15 balls/ skeins*
Chest 102 - 112cm/ 40 - 44 in
Knitted measurements approx: width (cuff to cuff) 158cm / 62in, length 100cm /39.5in
You will need: 16 balls/ skeins*
*100g balls (approx. 110m/120yds per 100g).
Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are approximate. You may wish to order an extra ball/skein to be sure you have sufficient yarn.
Note: Our model is a petite 10 is wearing size 2 (to fit 36”-40”)
One pair each of 7mm (US 10 ¾) & 9mm (US13) straight needles
Tapestry needle for sewing up
Yarn approx. 1,540 [1,650: 1,760] meters (1,680[1,800:1,920]) yards of Chunky weight Wool
In Garter stitch using 9mm (US13) needles: 11sts x 18 rows in 10 x 10cm (4x4in) Adjust needle size to match this tension
*Tensions are provided should you wish to substitute an alternative yarn to that suggested by us. Please ensure you knit a tension square to check that the yarn is suitable as not all yarns will give a like for like result.