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The Perfect Christmas Jumper

Vintage Gifts to Knit
Susan Crawford Vintage
Knitting
December 2009
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
from 28 to 50 inches
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The jumper is designed to be worn fitted to the waist and is based on the classic 1940s silhouette. The sleeves incorporate the iconic box sleeve head of the period or alternatively can be made with simple gathered sleeves. It is available in a range of sizes from 28-50 inches and is knitted in Jamieson & Smith 2 ply jumper weight or my own Excelana 100% British 4 ply wool. The yarns are the equivalent of a standard 4 ply. The jumper is knitted in four separate pieces using a combination of fair isle and intarsia techniques. Full making up instructions are also included.

This pattern comes in 6 sizes 28-30, 32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50.

Yarn requirements:
Jamieson & Smith 2 ply jumper weight yarn
shade 93 - 10 (10, 11, 11, 12, 13) balls
shade 1 - 2 balls for all sizes

  • OR -

Excelana luxury 4ply
main colour - 8 (9, 9, 10, 10, 11) balls
contrast colour - 2 balls for all sizes

You will also need:
Pair of 2.75mm (US 2) straight needles
Pair of 3.25mm (US 4) straight needles (+ 1 extra)
2.75mm (US 2) circular needle
4 buttons & stitch holders are also required
Both the fair isle and intarsia instructions are charted.**

PLEASE NOTE IF USING THE COLOUR RECOMMENDED IN THE ORIGINAL PATTERN, THIS SHOULD BE CHANGED TO SHADE NO 93

This pattern is part of my Vintage Gifts to Knits booklet which is available now either as an e-book or as a printed booklet or the patterns can be purchased individually as PDFs via ravelry.