Stanhope by Emma Sadler


January 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1590 - 2710 yards (1454 - 2478 m)
36 (38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54) inch
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This jumper was designed and made whilst I was watching old episodes of Vera. I absolutely love her down to earth nature as well as her utilitarian style. I think this would appeal to her as it is simple enough to work on whilst busy with other things, but with that bit of interest that keeps you wondering what the next part will look like.

It is knitted top down, in the round. The sleeves are raglan and so are knitted together with the yoke, then separated when you get to the body. The sleeves are picked up later and also knitted in the round.

After joining the body in the round you will also add in a contrasting colour. Will you use it for the cuff at the bottom of the body or will you use the main colour?

The sample was knitted using West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-ply. The main colour is a solid yarn, with a variegated yarn to create a contrast at the bottom of the body. The sample uses Cardamom and Blue Tit.

This pattern is produced with the invaluable help of my test knitters and my tech editor - Tabitha Thomas Studios