Jumper Hortensia by Astrid Tueting

Jumper Hortensia

March 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1600 - 2100 yards (1463 - 1920 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL
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Jumper - „Hortensia”
I designed this classic Fair-Isle sweater for me, colour inspired by the beautiful hydrangeas in my garden.
This “jumper” received great recognition on my first trip to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival in 2016. The interest has motivated me to knit another model and write this pattern.
General information for construction
The jumper (body) is knitted in the rounds from the corrugated rib up to the shoulders in one piece. The neckline and the raglan shaping of body is knitted with steeks. The right and left sleeves are worked in single pieces in the round with the same raglan shaping steek as the body. All three parts are seamed together along the steeked openings thereafter.

Knitting technique
Fair-Isle, stranded colourwork, jacquard, two colours per round, steek technique
Advanced knitter
Finished Knitted Size
Length: XS, S ~ 57cm, M, L, XL ~ 62cm
Width(circumference): XS ~ 80cm, S ~ 88cm, M ~ 96cm, L ~ 104cm, XL ~ 112cm
Jamieson’s of Shetland - Spindrift, 100% Shetland wool, yardage 105m/25g
or any other yarn with same gauge and steek qualities, i.e. avoid wool with super wash treatment or animal fibres with longer staple (eg Alpaca).
Model colour
15 different colours used
Material quantity
22 balls (550g) for size XS, S, M
26 balls (650g) for size L, XL
Weight of the finished jumper in size M => ca. 380g
30sts x 32rnds = 10cm x 10cm / Fair-Isle, stranded colourwork
(i.e. knit swatch in the round in order to get accurate gauge)
80cm circular knitting needle and dpn, size 3,0mm / US 2½
or size to achieve given gauge
Stitch marker, scissors, sewing needle, crochet hook (for steek reinforcement)

Always happy knitting!