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by Susan Crawford

This figure hugging jumper is based on a classic 1950s silhouette with subtle waist shaping and a flattering square neckline. Knitted in Excelana DK this garment is perfect for every occasion. The garment is designed to be worn with between 1 to 3 inches of negative ease as shown in the photo.

Instructions are provided to knit the jumper either in the round or in flat pieces to be sewn together. A three needle cast off is used at the shoulders to create a neat shoulder line. The flattering neckband is worked in one piece using a circular needle with double decreases worked at each corner to create a beautiful neckline.

Garment shown in photograph is for the third size 86cm (34in) worn on a model with 86cm bust measurement and therefore with 2.5cm (1in) of negative ease at the bust.

76 (30); 81 (32); 86 (34); 92-97 (36-38); 102 (40); 107-112 (42-44); 117 (46); 122 (48); 127-132 (50-52)

Supplied as a PDF download.


Excelana Luxury DK 100% pure new British wool
(119m/130yd per 50g ball)
4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) balls shade Persian Grey
Stitch Holders
Stitch Markers

If knitted flat:
1 pair 3.25mm (US 3) needles
1 pair 4mm (US 6) needles, plus an additional spare 4mm needle
1 4mm 60cm circular needle

If knitted in the round:
1 3.25mm 60cm long circular needle
1 4mm 60cm long circular needle plus an additional spare 4mm needle
Set of 3.25mm double pointed needles
Set of 4mm double pointed needles

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