Pattern - Blanche


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This figure hugging jumper is based on a classic 1950s silhouette with subtle waist shaping and a flattering square neckline. Knitted in DK weight yarn this is a quick and easy knit - providing you with the basic skills to knit jumpers and a great introduction to vintage style knits.

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 decreases worked at each corner to create a beautiful neckline framing the face.

Knitted in Excelana DK 100% british wool from Susan Crawford, which has lots of stretch, perfect for this form-fitting garment. The sample has been knitted in Chartreaux but once you've knitted one, you'll want one in every colour!

Designed by:

Susan Crawford


Pattern includes 9 sizes to fit the following chest measurements: 76cm(30in), 81cm(32in), 86cm(34in), 92-97cm(36-38in), 102cm(40in), 107-112cm(42-44in), 117cm(46in), 122cm(48in), 127-132cm(50-52in).

The jumper is designed to be worn with between 2.5-7.5cm (1-3in) of negative ease as shown.


Excelana DK from Susan Crawford, 100% British wool, 247m/270yds per 100g
2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins shade Chartreaux


23 sts and 30 rows to 10cm(4in) measured over stocking stitch knitted flat.

Suggested Needles:

If knitted flat -

3.25mm (US 3) needles
4mm (US 6) needles, plus 1 spare needle for three needle cast off.
40cm (US 6) circular needle (60cm long) for neckband

If knitted in the round -

3.25mm (US 3) circular needle (60cm long)
4mm (US 6) circular needle (60cm long) plus spare needle for three needle cast off.

Set of 3.25mm (US 3) double pointed needles
Set of 4mm (US 6) double pointed needles



Stitch markers
Stitch holders

Techniques used:

Knitting in the round; Three needle cast off, Sewing in a sleeve.