Gloucester Road Cardigan


The Cardigan and Cowl are sold as one pattern.

Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL)
Bust measurements of finished garment: 32 (34.75, 38.75, 43.25, 47, 50.75, 54.75) inches, 81 (88, 98, 110, 119, 129, 139) cm. Size S is shown on model in photo. This sweater is intended to have 0 to 4 inches of positive ease in the bust.

16 sts x 28 rows = 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10 cm) in St st.
18 sts x 26 rows = 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10 cm) in Moss.

Madelinetosh, Tosh Chunky (100% superwash merino wool); 165 yards (151 meters) Jasper – 6 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11) skeins for Cardigan and 2 skeins for cowl. Or use any similar weight yarn that achieves gauge: 939 (1035, 1231, 1380, 1465, 1629, 1724) yards 859 (946, 1126, 1262, 1340, 1490, 1576) meters for cardigan and 250 yards (229 meters) for cowl.

Size 7 (4.5 mm): 32” (80cm) circular (for neck edge only)
Size 8 (5 mm): 32” (80cm) circular and set of 4 double-pointed needles.

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.


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Product Description

I made this cardigan for an autumn vacation in London. I like to pack lightly so I wanted to bring only one sweater that would work as an outdoor garment and a comfortable indoor garment. I used a warm, heavier-weight, wool and made the sweater a little on the longer side for warmth, but I also made an open neckline, so I could unbutton and open-up too. To top it off, I made a coordinating cowl that I could take on and off as needed, and shaped the cowl to completely cover the open neckline.

I left our Kensington apartment in the cold London mornings with my cardigan buttoned up and the coordinating cowl keeping me warm. In the afternoon sun, I removed the cowl and sometimes unbuttoned the cardigan too. It worked out perfectly.

It is worked from the bottom up. The only seams are at the shoulder. The shape is A-line for a flattering fit.