Peerie Leaves Jumper by Donna Smith

Peerie Leaves Jumper

September 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
76 (85, 93, 102, 111) [120, 129, 138,147] cm / 29.75 (33.25, 36.75, 40.25, 43.75) [ 47.25, 50.75, 54.25, 57.75] inches
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First published in the Shetland Wool Week Annual 2020, Vol 6 this jumper is inspired by the traditional lace garments that were at one time worn regularly in Shetland. It has been given a modern twist using double knit yarn and an oversized boxy shape.

To fit chest size: 76 (85, 93, 102, 111) 120, 129, 138,147 cm / 29.75 (33.25, 36.75, 40.25, 43.75) 47.25, 50.75, 54.25, 57.75 inches

Finished size: 101.00 (110.00, 119.0, 128, 136.50) 145.50, 154.50, 163.50, 172.00 cm / 39.75 (43.25, 46.75, 50.25, 53.75) 57.25, 60.75, 64.25, 67.75 inches

Suggested ease is 15-25cm in the body, and 0-2.5cm ease in the sleeves

The model wearing the grey version has a chest size of 94cm and is wearing size 2 (16cm positive ease)
The model wearing the green version has a chest size of 84cm and is wearing size 2 (26cm positive ease)

Grey Sample: Langsoond DK yarn 220m / 238yds per 100g skein, shade stane; 5 (5, 6, 6, 6) 7, 8 ,8, 9 skeins.

Green Sample: Jamieson’s of Shetland Double Knitting (100% Real Shetland Wool; 75m (82yds)/ 25g ball); Shade Pine (234) x 11 (12, 13, 14, 16) 17, 18, 20, 21 balls
(this yarn has a longer yardage to Langsoond so gives a slightly more open and drapy fabric than the Langsoond version).

Needles and notions
Sets of circular needles, length 80-100 cm in size required to obtain correct gauge.
Sets of DPNs or needles for working small circumferences in the round in size required to obtain correct gauge.
These samples were worked using size 4.5mm needles.

Extra needles for holding work during grafting
Blunt tapestry needle
Stitch markers
Waste yarn or stitch holders

18 sts and 28 rounds to 4in / 10cm over stocking stitch worked in the round after blocking. Please check your tension carefully and adjust your needle size accordingly.

Pattern notes
Peerie Leaves jumper is knitted in the round from the bottom up, with the front and back ribbing first worked flat, separately to create a split hem. The jumper is designed to have a boxy shape with narrow fitted sleeves, when choosing your size, if you wish to make a smaller size than is recommended, please check the arm circumference as you may find the sleeves will be too tight. The shoulders are shaped using a series of short rows and then joined together either by grafting or a three-needle bind off. The sleeves are knitted separately and grafted onto the body at the end of the project.