The Perfect Christmas Jumper by Susan Crawford

The Perfect Christmas Jumper

December 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
from 28 to 50 inches
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This fabulous festive jumper features a classic 1940s silhouette with either box head (all patterns) or puff sleeves (single pattern pdf only). Inspired by an original 1940s design, the pattern has been written and multi sized for today’s knitter. The traditional motifs of christmas trees and reindeers are knitted using a combination of fair isle and intarsia techniques. The jumper is knitted in four separate pieces which are then sewn together. The neat centre back opening is finished with 4 decorative buttons.

Both the fair isle and intarsia instructions are charted.

Knitted in Excelana 4ply 100% British wool available from the Susan Crawford Vintage online store in Siren and Alabaster.

Pattern includes 6 sizes to fit the following chest measurements: 71-76cm(28-30in), 81-86cm(32-34in), 92-97cm(36-38in), 102-107cm(40-42in), 112-117cm(44-46in), 122-127cm(48-50in).

Yarn requirements:

Excelana 4 ply from Susan Crawford, 100% British wool, 159m/174yds per 50g
8 (9, 9, 10, 10, 11) 50g skeins shade Siren
2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) 50g skeins shade Alabaster

Recommended needles
Pair of 2.75mm (US 2) straight needles
Pair of 3.25mm (US 4) straight needles (+ 1 extra)
2.75mm (US 2) circular needle

28 sts and 36 rows to 10cm(4in) measured over stocking stitch knitted flat.

31 sts and 34 rows to 10cm(4in) measured over fair isle pattern.

4 buttons & stitch holders are also required

Fair Isle knitting, combination Fair Isle and Intarsia knitting, three needle cast off, box head sleeves (optional in single pattern pdf).

This pattern is part of the Vintage Gifts to Knits Collection which is also available as an e-book.