This Elspeth cardigan has been hand knitted in Shetland aran wool. We have used Boddam for yarn which is a tweed mix of navy, purple and cream. It is all knitted in stocking stitch with a double rib design for the welt, cuffs and round neck. The buttons are metal with a fancy design. We stock the Croft Shetland Tweed pattern book and Croft Shetland Tweed wool so that you can knit your own.
The measurements of the cardigan are:
Chest Measurement: 102cm
Length of Cardigan from nape of neck to hem: 54cm
Sleeve length: 45cm
The fit of our cardigans/ sweaters:
We measure the cardigan/ sweater laid flat. The chest measurement is the exact measurement of the cardigan/ sweater around the chest so you will need to allow approximately 5cm ‘ease’ from your chest measurement to the cardigan/ sweater measurement or more if you like a more generous fit.
The sleeve measurement is measured underarm from the armpit to the end of the cuff.
The length of the cardigan/ sweater is measured from the bottom of the collar to the bottom of the hem at the back of the cardigan/ sweater.
You may wish to measure a favourite well fitting cardigan/ sweater of your own to give you an idea of the size that you need.