Layla Jumper by Brenda Castiel

Layla Jumper

December 2013
DK weight yarn
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in broken rib
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1094 - 1914 yards (1000 - 1750 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
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Knitted in buttery-soft Merino wool yarn, this pattern uses simple stitches and a couple of pretty final flourishes to create a flattering jumper.

Finished Size
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
Bust: 32 (35, 38Β½, 41Β½, 45, 48.5, 52) in/ 81 (89, 98, 105, 114, 123, 132) cm.
The sample is size M.

Yarn Requirements
950 (1025, 1150, 1300, 1450, 1550, 1700) yds / 900 (925, 1050, 1200, 1340, 1425, 1575) m sport wt or DK wt yarn. Wool, cotton, linen and blends of the above would work.

The sweater is knitted in the round, top down, with raglan shaping. The bottom edge has β€œstripes” of alternating stockinette stitch and reverse stockinette stitch, forming 3-dimensional welts. An i-cord is used to gather up the welts into soft folds at each side and is tied in a bow. The i-cord is easily removed if not wanted. (This welted design feature helps disguise an imperfect tummy area.)

The body is knitted in a β€œbroken rib” pattern. Its texture adds interest and its stretchiness ensures a smooth fit.
Waist shaping adds a graceful look. The sleeves also feature the striped welts. The neckline and sleeve edges are trimmed with a delicate picot edging, adding a touch of elegance to this pretty, easy-to-wear top.
Note: You can easily customize the sleeve length and total length to your taste.

Pattern has been test-knitted and tech-edited, to give you a pleasurable knitting experience.