Gloucester Road Cardigan and Cowl
The Cardigan and Cowl are sold as one pattern.
I made this cardigan for an autumn vacation in London. I like to pack lightly so I wanted a 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 in one piece. The sleeves are picked up and knit in the round from the top down. The only seams are at the shoulder.