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Lavenda Droplet Jumper

  • The Lavenda Droplet Jumper is the quintessential 1950s 'Rockabilly' sweater. It features dramatic sleeves and an unusual zig zag shaped yoke both worked in an attractive droplet stitch on a background of reverse stocking stitch. The high neck has a back neck opening with two decorative buttons and the sweater has a deep 10cm (4in) waistband further emphasising the nipped-in shape of the 1950s.

    The Lavenda Droplet Jumper is part of a matching set alongside the Lavenda Droplet Bolero and the two patterns feature interchangeable sleeves as well as looking fabulous together. Pair them with a full skirt to emphasise the waist or a pair of capri pants and ballet shoes to ramp up the Rockabilly!

    Lavenda Droplet Jumper is knitted using Excelana North fingering weight a soft, fingering weight 100% British wool, spun for us in nearby Yorkshire and dyed in-house by Susan and her team. Shown here in shade Icelandic Moss.

    Our model Julia is shown wearing the fourth size 92-97cm (36-38in).

    The pattern includes instructions for twelve sizes to fit chest measurements between 71cm (28in) and 152cm (60in) and contains both clear written pattern directions, together with charted instructions for stitch placement detail plus a comprehensive schematic diagram and sizing chart.

  • Yarn
    Susan Crawford Excelana North fingering weight
    100% British wool, 75% Cheviot, 25% Bluefaced Leicester (159m / 174yds per 50g skein approx)

    6 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins, shade Icelandic Moss

    28.5 sts and 34 rows = 10cm (4in) over stocking stitch, knitted flat and after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 3.25mm needles.
    1 droplet pattern repeat = 3 × 3 cm (1.25 × 1.25 in). We obtained this gauge using 3.25mm needles.

    Suggested needles
    Small Needles: 1 pair 2.75mm (US 2) needles
    Large Needles: 1 pair 3.25mm (US 3) needles

    Waste yarn
    2 buttons

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