For years I have dreamed of my ultimate Christmas jumper and never found a suitable pattern. When I was given the opportunity to enter the hand knit Christmas jumper contest on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas in 2017, I began designing and knitting furiously.
This jumper has a more vintage fit with its cropped body, stripes and colourwork add a bit of whimsy and fun. As the jumper is worked in Aran weight, it also a relatively quick knit. This jumper is knit in the round from the bottom up. Sleeves are knitted first and set aside, then the body. The sleeves are then joined to the body and the yoke is worked in the round to completion. This listing includes the yarn required for my latest peppermint candy inspired version.
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Materials Required :: Yarn Included for Your Chosen Size
MC (Main body): Ginger’s Hand Dyed Sheepish Aran ‘Trixie Mattel’ (Aran weight; 100% British Bluefaced Leicester; 166metres / 182yards per 100gram skein) x 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins
CC1 (Ribbing, Stripes and Bobbles): Ginger’s Hand Dyed Masham Mayhem Aran Ladies Night’ (Aran weight; 75% British Bluefaced Leicester 25% British Masham; 160metres / 175yards per 100gram skein) x 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skeins
CC2 (Yoke background): West Yorkshire Spinners 100% Bluefaced Leicester Aran ‘Ecru’ (Aran weight; 100% British Bluefaced Leicester; 166metres / 182yards per 100gram skein) x 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein
CC3 (Trees): Ginger’s Hand Dyed Sheepish Aran ‘Oregon’ (Aran weight; 100% British Bluefaced Leicester; 166metres / 182yards per 100gram skein) x 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skeins
4.5mm circular / US 7 circular needle 60cm / 24in (80cm / 32in) in length
4.5mmm circular / US 7 circular needle 80cm / 32in in length for magic loop or DPNs
4 stitch markers (different colour markers will help to keep track of decreases)
Waste yarn (smooth cotton recommended)
18 sts and 27 rnds over 10cm / 4in of stocking stitch worked in the rnd and blocked, using 4.5mm / US 7 needles
19 sts and 27 rnds over 10cm / 4in of 1x1 colourwork ribbing worked in the rnd and blocked, using 4.5mm / US 7 needles
Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) This sweater has been designed to fit with between 2.5-5cm (1-2in) negative ease. The sample is shown in Size 2 on a model with a 89cm (35in) bust. The sweater can be worn with zero ease or a little positive ease for a more casual or boxy look.
Following are the finished bust measurements
Size 1: 31inches
Size 2: 33.25inches
Size 3: 36inches
Size 4: 38.25inches
Size 5: 40 inches
Size 6: 42.25inches
Please refer to the schematic for full measurement details so you can choose the best size for you.