Knitting Preview: February 23, 2019 Issue

We have a lovely ribbed cardigan in a new yarn.

The Technical Stuff

This cardigan features a ribbed pattern throughout which showcases the yarn beautifully. The yarn is Stylecraft’s Monet in the shade Poppy Fields.

Monet is a lovely blend of harmonious colours that give a fresh look to this painterly effect yarn.

It is 50% cotton and in 100-g balls and you will need between seven and nine balls to complete this cardigan.

Instructions come for six sizes that range from 76/81 cm (30/32 ins) to 127/132 (50/52). Actual size is around 9 – 14 cm (3¾ – 5½ ins) larger for each size. There is a deep V and a four-button fastening.

This lovely cardigan will serve you well through the seasons, a great investment.

The buttons come from Duttons For Buttons and you can find out more about them at

If you would like to find your nearest stockist of Monet, visit



Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!