Carmela Jumper by This.Bird.Knits

Carmela Jumper

Knitting
February 2024
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern for body with larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
840 - 2040 yards (768 - 1865 m)
34 (37.75, 41.5, 45.25) (49, 52.75, 56.5) (60.25, 64, 67.75) 71.5” / 86.1 (95.6, 105.2, 114.7) (124.3, 133.9, 143.4) (153, 162.6, 172.1) 181.7 cm
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This simple sweater is named after one of my fiber besties (Danni Carmela) and has all the features of some of our favorite sweater styles….a split hem, drop shoulder and positive ease (with an option for a cropped fit). Knit with a very special Mill Spun yarn that was hand dyed by Sam from Lavender Lune Yarn Co. this is truly a tribute to some of my favorite fiber friends and has quickly become one of my most loved and wearable hand knit sweaters.

Yarn
Lavender Lune Yarn Co. Light Worsted Mill spun 50% BFL/50% shetland 250 yards/ 100 g approximately 840 (960, 1060, 1140) (1280, 1400, 1480) (1620, 1760, 1900) 2040 yards

Materials
US Size 6 (4.0 mm) needles minimum 16” cord for collar.
US Size 7 (4.5 mm) needles minimum 30” cord.
US Size 8 (5.0 mm) needles minimum 30” cord.
US Size 7 DPN’s for sleeve and collar, or you can use magic loop method.
US Size 8 DPN’s for sleeve and collar, or you can use magic loop method.
Spare needles/stitch holders for hem and shoulder stitches.
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers x 2, one unique for BOR.

Finished Measurements
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7) (8, 9, 10) 11 Recommended 8-15” positive ease.
Shown in size 4 with 11” positive ease.
Bust/Body Circumference: 34 (37.75, 41.5, 45.25) (49, 52.75, 56.5) (60.25, 64, 67.75) 71.5” / 86.1 (95.6, 105.2, 114.7) (124.3, 133.9, 143.4) (153, 162.6, 172.1) 181.7 cm
Upper Arm Circumference: 10.25 (11.25, 11.75, 12.25) (14, 15.5, 17) (18, 18.75, 19.75) 20.75”/ 26.3 (28.7, 29.9, 31.1) (35.9, 39.4, 43) (45.4, 47.8, 50.2) 52.6 cm
Circumference at wrist: 7.75 (8.5, 8.5, 8.5) (10, 10, 10) (10.5, 10.5, 11.25) 12” /19.7 (21.5, 21.5, 21.5) (25.1, 25.1, 25.1) (26.9, 26.9, 28.7) 30.5 cm
Sleeve Length: 16.75”/ 42.5 cm
Height to Underarm: 15”/ 38.1 cm from back hem,
14.5” / 36.8 cm from front hem.

To find the size you want to knit, decide how much positive ease you want in your sweater, then choose the size that comes closest to your bust measurement PLUS the desired amount of ease.

Gauge
17 stitches x 28 rows = 4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm in pattern for body.

Notes
This sweater is worked from the bottom up, beginning with the front and back hems worked flat separately. The hems are then joined in the round and the body is knit in the round to the underarms. The front and back are separated again, worked flat separately, working short rows to shape the shoulders. The shoulders are seamed using three needle bind off method, and the sleeves and collar stitches are picked up and worked in the round.