A cape shouldered boucle cardigan with matching cowl neck snood
“Savannah is part cape, part cardigan with the shoulder extended to form the upper arm and elbow length sleeves. The neck piece is optional but in this soft boucle yarn it’s a perfect choice for a cosy snood. Worked in simple stocking stitch this cardigan is a great fashion basic for the less experienced knitter.”
- Jo Storie
Skills Required: You should be able to work in basic knit and purl stitches and do simple increases and decreases. You will also need to work an i-cord.
Yarn Type: I used Rowan Purelife Sheepbreeds Boucle
Yarn Shade: Blue faced Leicester
Yarn Weight: Chunky / bulky
Sizes to Fit:
Chest 81 - 86cm / 32 - 34in
Knitted measurements approx: chest (cuff to cuff) 127cm / 50in, length 76cm / 30in
You will need: 8 balls/ skeins
Chest 91.5 - 96.5cm/ 36 - 38 in
Knitted measurements approx: chest (cuff to cuff) 141cm / 55½in, length 80cm /31½in
You will need: 9 balls/ skeins
Chest 101.5 - 106.5cm/ 40 - 42 in
Knitted measurements approx: width 160cm / 63in, length 84cm /33in
You will need: 10 balls/ skeins
*Ball/skein size: 100g (approx 60m / 66yds).
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.
Cowl neck snood - one size
Height: 28cm/ 11in
Circumference: 82cm / 32½in
You will need: 2 balls/ skeins
You will need:
One pair of 8mm (US 11) straight needles
8mm (US 11) 40cm (15¾in) circular needle
5 x 3.5cm (1¼in) diameter buttons
8.5 sts x 13 rows to 10 x 10cm (4 x 4in) in st st using 8mm (US 11) 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.