“The perfect little cover–up. Worked in a chunky yarn, with an intricate cabled yoke and detailed sleeve. This is not for the faint-hearted but is one that will show off your knitting talents.”
- Jo Storie
Skills Required: You will need to be able to work intricate cable combinations and work a yoke design. It would also be useful (though not critical) to be able to follow a symbols chart.
Yarn Type: I used Rowan, Alpaca Chunky
Yarn Shade: Shown in Natural shade 070
Yarn Weight: Double knit
Sizes to Fit:
Chest 81-86cm / 32-34in
Knitted measurements approx: chest 86cm / 34in, length 40cm / 16in, sleeve length 33cm / 13in
You will need 7 x 100g balls - 490m / 536yds
Chest 91.5-96.5cm/ 36-38in
Knitted measurements approx: chest 97cm / 38in, length 44cm /17in, sleeve length 34cm / 13in
You will need: 8 x 100g balls - 560m / 612yds
Chest 101.5-106.5cm / 40-42in
Knitted measurements approx: width 107cm / 42in, length 48cm /19in, sleeve length 35cm / 14in
You will need: 10 x 100g balls - 700m / 765yds
*Note 1 ball = approx 70m/ 76.5yds.
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.
You will need:
1 pair of 10mm (US 15) straight needles
1 x 10mm (US 15) circular needle, 80cm (31½in) long
1 cable needle
2 stitch holders
11 sts x 14 rows to 10 x 10cm (4 x 4in) in st st using 10mm (US 15) needles
13 sts x 14.5 rows in main body pattern over 10 x 10cm (4 x 4in) using 10mm (US 15) 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.