Pattern - Perfect Christmas Jumper
This fabulous festive jumper features a classic 1940s silhouette with either box head or puff sleeves. 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.
Knitted in Excelana 4ply 100% british wool from Susan Crawford in Chanel Red colourway.
The pattern includes charted instructions.
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).
Excelana 4 ply from Susan Crawford, 100% British wool, 159m/174yds per 50g
8 (9, 9, 10, 10, 11) 50g skeins shade Chanel Red
2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) 50g skeins shade Alabaster
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.
2.75mm (US 2) needles
3.25mm (US 4) needles plus an extra needle for casting off
2.75mm (US 2) circular needle, 60cm long
Techniques used:Fair Isle knitting, combination Fair Isle and Intarsia knitting, three needle cast off, box head sleeves (optional).