Cottongrass Jumper by thepetiteknitter

Cottongrass Jumper

Knitting
October 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1203 - 2734 yards (1100 - 2500 m)
xs, s, m, l, xl, 2xl, 3xl, 4xl, 5xl
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Modelled photos: I’m wearing size small (oversized) and theo is wearing size medium (fitting).

The cottongrass jumper is named after the beautiful and resilient arctic plant. In our arctic home where vegetation is limited, the arctic cotton grass stands out, and is easily the tallest plant.

In summer, we run through the arctic cotton grass fields, handpicking them while basking in the midnight sun. This jumper is a collection of our summer memories in north of 60°, and a reminder of the inevitable change of season.

This top-down jumper features a colourwork yoke and comes in seventeen inclusive sizes to fit all body types and shapes.

Women bust size
size - xs, s, m (l, xl, 2xl) 3xl, 4xl, 5xl
cm - 79, 89, 99 (110, 120 ,130) 140, 150, 160
inches - 31⅛, 35, 39 (43¼, 47¼, 51⅛) 55⅛, 59, 63

Men chest size
size - s, m (l, xl, 2xl) 3xl, 4xl, 5xl
cm - 93, 103 (113, 123, 135) 145, 155, 165
inches - 36½, 40½ (44½, 48½, 53¼) 57, 61, 65

Please note that these measurements are final garment chest and bust measurements. They include a positive ease of 5cm/2”.

The yarn used for this project is the soft and drapey Cardiff Cashmere Classic. I knitted my sweater in Metis and Neve, while Theo knitted his in Aryton and Neve.

There are two options for the colourwork yoke - contrast (theo’s) or plain (mine) - and both charts are provided in the pattern.

Yardage (for both men and women) - including 5% contingency

Plain yoke:
meters
Colour a - 723, 805, 939 (1026, 1169, 1261) 1337, 1497, 1568
Colour b - 171, 187, 203 (218, 249, 265) 280, 296, 311

yards
Colour a - 791, 880, 1027 (1122, 1278, 1379), 1462, 1637, 1715
Colour b - 187, 205, 222 (238, 272, 290) 306, 324, 340

Contrasting toke:
meters
Colour a - 858, 922, 1036 (1207, 1377, 1475) 1556, 1733, 1877
Colour b - 99, 108, 117 (134, 143, 143) 152, 170, 179

yards
Colour a - 938, 1008, 1133 (1320, 1506, 1613) 1702, 1895, 2053
Colour b - 108, 118, 128 (147, 156, 156) 166, 186, 196