Ali's Jumper by Marianne Cant

Ali's Jumper

Machine Knitting
May 2014
Lace ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
1695 - 2187 yards (1550 - 2000 m)
Small, Medium,Large and Extra Large
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Ali, my eldest, asked me to make her a not too boxy jumper which slid off her shoulders and had a curved front which touched just below the waist, shorter than the back, bracelet length sleeves. This is the result!

There are endless possibilities for change, longer body, shorter sleeves

An optional downward curve can be added to the back so the line curves from front to back

Neckbands are knitted on after the shaping, making life less complicated and giving superb results

The sleeves are picked up from the edges of the body and knitted down towards the cuff
Worn with 10-15 cms (4-6 inches) of positive ease this jumper is fun to make and wear!

The neck and shoulder shaping is fully charted; I find this makes it far easier to see where I am in the pattern and the charts are all on separate pages so you can just print off the size you require

All curves are worked using short row shaping, this is described fully in the pattern

To fit sizes:
Small 30-34”
Medium 36-38”
Large 40-42”
Extra Large 44-46”

I used a standard gauge knitting machine SK280, no ribber required!

Skills required: A beginner machine knitter with a little experience could knit this design with a little concentration…

Tibet is knitted at a looser than normal tension for 3ply to allow for shrinkage and this looser tension gives a lovely drape to the finished garment
28 stitches and 40 rows to 4” square at TD 8 (MT) after washing, drying and gentle pressing
Although this is a standard tension for 4ply coned yarns, I don’t recommend that you use it. The fabric will be too dense for it to drape as this jumper needs

This pattern has been vigorously tested by three lovely machine knitters offering various abilities, I particularly wanted newbie machine knitters to test the pattern as well as knitters with experience, because I felt that useful questions would be asked and I have answered them to the best of my ability in the pattern