A ribbed drape collar shrug
“Light weight but heavy with personality, pretty micro stitches in a double knit yarn give the illusion of a woven fabric and make the cardigan drape elegantly!”
- Jo Storie
Skills Required: You will need to be able to work in basic stitches.
Yarn Type: Rowan Purelife 100% Organic cotton
Yarn Shade: Oak Apple - Shade 990
Yarn Weight: Double knit
Sizes to Fit:
Chest 81 -91.5cm / 32 -36in
Knitted measurements approx: width 120cm / 47¼, length 54cm / 21¼in
You will need: 12-13 balls/ skeins
Chest 96.5 -106.5/ 38 -42 in
Knitted measurements approx: width 140cm / 55in, length 64cm /25¼in
You will need: 16-17 balls/ skeins
Chest 111.5 -122/ 44 -48 in
Knitted measurements approx: width 160cm / 63in, length 74cm /29in
You will need: 21-23 balls/ skeins
*50g(approx. 120m / 131yds).
Please note: the Purelife Organic cotton is being discontinued by Rowan. You can substitute it with either Rowan’s 100% Cotton (pima) Double knit or Drop’s 100% Cotton double knit called ‘Safran’. Really you could substitute it with most double knit cottons providing the tension is the same i.e 22sts x 30 rows in st st 10cm x 10cm.
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.
One pair each of 3.25mm (US 3) and 3.75mm (US 5) straight needles.
27 sts x 30 rows over 10 x 10cm (4 x 4in) in mistake rib st using 3.75mm (US 5) needles
17 sts x 30 rows over 10 x 10cm (4 x 4in) in bee st using 3.75mm (US 5) needles.
*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.