In the meantime let me show you a make I made with a very light weight knit I picked up in Germany. It's so soft and silky to the touch!
I've wanted a long cardie for a while, but never found one I liked in the shops. I used this tutorial which I found whilst browsing Pinterest.
It was a fairly quick sew and it feels great on! Sadly, it's too lightweight to use yet but I can't wait for spring to come and warm up the outside so I can use it!