Olivia by Petitchoufleur


May 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Double Moss Stitch on larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1319 - 2418 yards (1206 - 2211 m)
7 sizes - To fit 30 in - 54 in chests
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The Olivia jumper is beautifully textured and worked in the round, using that reliable classic, Cascade 220, which makes this a soft and warm alternative to a winter jacket. Being wool, it will even keep you dry on a wet day! Perfect for a walk in the woods.

Embracing an organic Staghorn cable, the seamlessly shaped saddle shoulders carry the staghorn cable easily up the arms. Although the patterns may look complicated, they line up together in an easy to remember pattern.

Because I think jumpers should have options, this one has plenty. Mix and match to make your perfect version.

  • Don’t like zippered cardigans? Knit the pullover version.
  • Want some pockets? There are some interesting pockets with unusual diagonal construction that you can easily add – either a full pouch pocket as most hoodies have, or individual side pockets for your cardigan version.
  • Don’t like collars? Try it with the hood.

Looking for a men’s version? Check out Oliver.

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Please note that this pattern includes charted cable instructions; the chart is not written out.

Sizing - To fit:
30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)in /
76.25 (86.25, 96.5, 106.75, 116.75, 127, 137.25)cm
To fit measurements given; sizes include 2in/5cm positive ease (which is recommended fit) - for example, the 30” chest, comes out 32”. Model wears 34in with 2in positive ease.

Cascade 220 Superwash, shade 3 (100% wool – 100g/220yds (201m)): 6 (7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13) balls
Additional Yarn Amounts for Options:
For Hood: add an extra 279 yds (255m)
For Collar: add an extra 16 yds (14m)
For Pocket(s): add an extra 57 yds (52m)
For Cardigan i-cords: add an extra 6 yds (5m)

Needles and Extras
US6/4mm and US7/4.5mm needles (or size required to meet gauge) 32” circular in each size and preferred needles for working sleeves in the round
11 stitch markers (one of alternative colour for COR marker);
8 locking st markers (4 each in different colours)

21 sts and 27 rows / 4” in Double Moss Stitch using larger needles

Notions (Cardigan version only)
Open-ended Zipper – to match the length of your jumper (including collar); Sewing thread in color to match wool/needle

Helpful Tutorials
For tutorials on reading your knitting, steeked pockets and more, check out my tutorials here, specially to support this pattern and it’s companion pattern, Oliver.