Summer jumper knitting pattern

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Summer jumper on a beach

Inside the current issue, you’ll find the knitting pattern for this gorgeous jumper. Here are some details you need to know

This cute jumper is the perfect cover up for breezy beach walks. This sweater, created by Carol Feller of Stolen Stitches, is designed to fit a wide range of sizes, as the boxy shape works very well with large amounts of positive ease to drape. The sweater is knit using a DK and fingering yarn in different colours held together to create a marled effect. You could even try a fingering weight yarn with a halo (such as mohair) to create a totally different effect. You can purchase yarn kits at stolenstitches.com and thisisknit.ie.

Inside the July | August issue, you will find the knitting pattern and yarn details. Here, you will find the Needles & Notions, Gauge, Abbreviations, Techniques & Stitch Patterns. To access our online back catalogue where you will find more knitting patterns and other craft projects over the years, subscribe here. 


 

Pattern notes 

Both yarns are held together for the entire sweater. It is easiest if you wind the yarn together into a single cake. Take care to knit both strands every stitch. This sweater is designed to be worn in reverse stockinette stitch as the public side, however the body is worked on the knit side in the round for speed of knitting.

SIZE

To Fit Actual Bust Circumference Up To: 32.75 (34.5, 38.25, 40.25, 44, 45.75, 49.5, 53.25, 55.25)”/ 83 (87.5, 97, 102, 112, 116, 125.5, 135.5, 140.5) cm 

5-15” / 12.5 – 38 cm of positive ease recommended.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Finished Bust Circumference: 37.75 (39.5, 43.25, 45.25, 49, 50.75, 54.5, 58.25, 60.25)” / 83 (96 (100.5, 110, 115, 124.5, 129, 138.5, 148, 153) cm

Size 50.75” / 129 cm modelled with 15”/ 38 cm positive ease.

Length from Shoulder: 19.75 (20, 20.25, 21, 21.25, 21.5, 22.25, 23, 23.75)” / 50 (51, 51.5, 53.5, 54, 54.5, 56.5, 58.5, 60.5) cm

GAUGE

17 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St St with both yarns held together using larger needles (worked flat)

18 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Ribbing with both yarns held together using smaller needles (worked flat)

NEEDLES & NOTIONS

2 x US size 8 / 5 mm circular needles, 32” / 80 cm long (or longer for larger sizes)

US size 8 / 5 mm dpns or 2 circs (if magic loop not used for sleeves)

US size 7 / 4.5 mm dpns for Neck Ribbing

Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every

knitter’s gauge is unique.

Tapestry needle, cable needle (cn), stitch markers, stitch holders, waste yarn, size ‘e’ / 3.5 mm crochet hook.

ABBREVIATIONS

*_; repeat directions from * as indicated

[ ] repeat directions within brackets as indicated

Inches

approx approximately

BO bind off (cast off)

CO cast on

Cm centimetre

Circ circular needle

dec(‘d) decrease(d)

dpn(s) double pointed needle(s)

G grams

K knit

K2tog knit 2 stitches together

Meas measures

M marker /metre(s) only used in yardage

Mm millimetres

Patt pattern

P purl

P2tog purl 2 stitches together

Pwise purlwise

pm place marker

rep repeat

rev reverse

RS right side(s)

rnd(s) round(s)

Ssk slip 2 sts, one at a time, as if to knit, then knit those 2 stitches together through the back loops

Ssp slip 2 sts, one at a time, as if to knit, then purl those 2 stitches together through the back loops

st(s) stitch(es)

st st stockinette stitch

WS wrong side(s)

yd(s) yard(s)

 

TECHNIQUES & STITCH PATTERNS

German Short Rows

Work to turning point, turn work. Slip 1 stitch purlwise from left to right needle with yarn in front. Pull yarn over needle to back of work, creating a ‘double stitch’ on the right needle.Bring yarn to correct side of work for knit/purl, ensuring the double-stitch stays in place.When you encounter this ‘double stitch’ on a following row,work it as a single stitch, working it into the pattern as needed.

3-Needle Bind-Off Purlwise

With wrong sides of both pieces together, hold the two needles parallel in the left hand, with the RS facing you.

Step 1: Insert the third needle purlwise into the first stitch on the front needle and the first stitch on the back needle. Purl these two stitches together.

Step 2: Work as per Step 1.

Step 3: Pass the outer stitch on the right needle over the stitch just made to bind off 1 stitch.Repeat Steps 2 & 3 until all stitches have been bound off. Cut yarn and pull the tail through the last stitch to secure.

Repeat Steps 2 & 3 until all stitches have been bound off. Cut yarn and pull the tail through the last stitch to secure.

RIBBING

In Rows

Multiple of 4 sts

Row 1 (RS): P1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2, p1.

Row 2 (WS): K1, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1.Rep Rows 1 & 2 for patt.

In Rnds 

Multiple of 4 sts

Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 1 for patt.

Reverse St St

In Rows

Row 1 (RS): Purl.

Row 2 (WS): Knit.

Rep Rows 1 & 2 for patt.

In Rnds

Rnd 1: Purl.

Rep Rnd 1 for patt.