Diagonals and Squares Jumper by Mrs Buttons

Diagonals and Squares Jumper

February 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Mens' Size Medium
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

An impressive looking, comfortable and warm jumper for men using rich, diagonal and square colour-work patterns, both as All-Over Patterns and as Bands/ Borders.

This jumper is worked seamlessly in the round for minimum finishing.

Using a light-coloured variegated wool capture the eye and gives the additional impression of three-dimensions.

The individual colour-work patterns used can be found in Alice Starmore’s “Charts for Color Knitting”, Courier Corporation, 1992.
I worked two of her patterns from this book into a complete jumper project.

Difficulty: intermediate, reasonably experienced

Techniques Used:
• Circular, seamless knitting
• Knitting with two colours
• Reading charts
• Short rows

• 400g DK Dark Colour, e.g. chocolate brown
• 400g DK Contrast Colour, preferably light colours with variegation

Needles: 100cm 3.5mm circular needle 40cm 3.5mm circular needle

• Stitch markers (pieces of coloured wool will do)
• Row counter
• Scissors
• Bodkin

Body Measurements: Men’s Size Medium (Chest 100 - 110cm)

Now also in Danish thanks to Raveller MarianneHo who has kindly translated this pattern!

Interested in more like this? Have a look at my current project:
Lindisfarne **