MAJESTY is a comfortable swing coat/cardigan, made in our Merry O (superwash merino and silk) and Cobblestone (superwash merino, silk and yak), just pure heaven to touch and wear – practical too. This is my first design not worked in the round; a nod to a traditional construction of working the back, front panels and sleeves separately, then sewing the pieces together (sorry).
MAJESTY can be dressed-up for twilight, just a little something to throw over when the darkness descends and the air becomes chilly, or to wear mooching about your home.
If you would rather your cardigan was button-free please omit the buttonholes while working the right front panel.
Wear and enjoy.
To get an idea of size - Belinda wearing MAJESTY: UK size 16/18, height 5'
YOU WILL NEED
4x 100g MERRY O, 212m/100g, 50% superwash merino, 50% silk and
3x 100g COBBLESTONE, 212m/100g, 60% superwash merino, 20% silk, 20% yak 4mm needles, cable needle, 3 buttons
FINISHED SIZE: from top of collar (nape) to hem 75cm, width (from underarm to underarm) 80cm, from shoulder seam to cuff 60cm
GAUGE: 20sts to10cm over stocking st on 4mm needles
Abbreviations k / p: knit / purl | R: row | st(s): stitch(es) pm: place marker | slm: slip marker RS/WS: right-side facing/wrong-side facing St St: stocking st, in rows: (k first row, p next row) repeat, this gives a smooth un-ridged fabric. k2tog: k 2sts together as one st sl1: sl one st from left-hand needle to right without working skpo: sl a st, k a st, pass slipped st over k st – creating one st out of 2sts tbl: to back of loop; work into back of st as directed Cable back: slip next 4sts onto cable needle and rest at back of work, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl (over 3sts), then (k1, p1tbl)x2 (over 4sts) from cable needle Cable front: slip next 3sts onto cable needle and rest at front of work, (p1tbl, k1)x2 (over 4sts) then k1tbl, p1, k1tbl (over 3sts) from cable needle