Ash by Jo Storie


October 2012
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
7.0 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
720 - 1440 yards (658 - 1317 m)
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A garter stitch oversized funnelneck ‘boyfriend’ sweater

“This is an exaggerated slouchy funnelneck with dropped rounded shoulders and statement wide sleeves with deep double cuffs. The body is loose and generous with proportions and details that are bang on for this season..” - Jo Storie

Ability: Beginners

Skills required:
This is a project for first-time knitters using the most basic knit stitch and simple shaping.

You will need:
• one pair each of 7mm (US 10½-11) and 9mm (US 13) straight needles
• a tapestry needle for sewing up
• row counter and stitch markers.

Sizes available - to fit actual chest:
Child (approx aged 5-8) - 61-67cm (24in-26½in)
Junior (approx aged 9+ - UK 4 -8) - 76-81cm (28in-32in)
Adult S-M (UK 8-14) - 81-96.5cm (32in-38in)
Adult L-XL (UK 16–22) - 101.5-106.5cm (40in-46in)

Knitted measurements approx (as worn)
Chest width - circumference approx * (cuff to cuff measurement)
Child - 71cm (28in)
Junior - 81cm (32in)
Adult S – M - 97cm (38in)
Adult L-XL - 122cm (48in)
* This is an approximation of the actual measurement due to the unusual construction of the shape, however it has been designed to fit big.

Length from centre back neck as worn approx
Child - 51cm (20in)
Junior - 61cm (24in)
Adult S – M - 71cm (28in)
Adult L-XL - 81cm (32in)

Amount of yarn
1 ball of Rowan Purelife 100% British wool = 100g (approx 110m / 120yds)

You will need (approx): 6:7:10:12 x 100g balls
Child 660m / 720yds
Junior 770m / 840yds
Adult S – M 1100m / 1200yds
Adult L-XL 1320m / 1440yds

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