Jumper - „Hortensia”
I designed this classic Fair-Isle sweater for me, colour inspired by the beautiful hydrangeas in my garden.
This “jumper” received great recognition on my first trip to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival in 2016. The interest has motivated me to knit another model and write this pattern.
General Information to construction
The jumper (body) is knitted in rounds from the celtic rib up to the shoulders in one piece. The neckline and the raglan shaping of body is knitted with steeks. The right and left sleeve is worked in single pieces with the same raglan shaping steek as the body. All three parts are connected via the steek technique thereafter.
Fair-Isle, stranded colourwork, jacquard, two colours per round, steek technique
Finished Knitted Size
Length: XS, S ~ 57cm, M, L, XL ~ 62cm
Width(circumference): XS ~ 80cm, S ~ 88cm, M ~ 96cm, L ~ 104cm, XL ~ 112cm
Jamieson’s of Shetland - Spindrift, 100% Shetland wool, yardage 105m/25g
or any other yarn with same gauge and steek qualities.
15 different colours used
22 balls (550g) for size XS,S,M
26 balls (650g) for size L, XL
Actual weight of the jumper in size M: => ca. 380g
30sts x 32rnd = 10cm x 10cm (in Fair-Isle, stranded colourwork)
80cm circular knitting needle and dpn, size 3,0mm / US 2½
or according to gauge and experience!
Stitch marker, scissors, sewing needle, crochet hook (for steek saving)
Have fun knitting!