Scarlow is a roomy cardigan or jacket, designed to be worn over other garments. The pattern includes a men’s and a women’s version, which differ only in length (the women’s reaches to the hips, the men’s reaches below the hips).
In the pattern, the men’s version is given in Stylecraft Life Chunky, and Wendy Fusion, whilst the women’s is given in Rowan Felted Tweed Aran and Noro Kureyon. These pairs of yarns knit up the same, so each version can be worked in either of the two yarn combinations.
The pattern is quite a simple one, with just a couple of techniques to raise it above a beginner level. There is stranded colorwork in the collar, in the form of ‘corrugated ribbing’, and there are some stitches to pick up in order to work the pocket edgings, again in corrugated ribbing.
You’ll also need to be able to sew in a zipper, and wield a cable needle to work the cable decreases along each raglan. The side panels, on the other hand, are a very simple garter stitch, using alternate stripes of the solid-colored main yarn with the other yarn, a self-striping (long-repeat) variegated type. The sleeves and other body panels are each worked separately from the base upwards in a k5, p1 rib, which makes for a nice non-curling bottom edge, until the raglans are reached, after which point they are knitted in one piece. The side panels are sewn in separately later.