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 onKirstie’s Handmade Christmas, I began designing and knitting furiously.
This jumper has a more vintage fit with its cropped body. The 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.
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MC (Main body): Ginger’s Hand Dyed Masham Mayhem Aran ‘Part of Your World’ (Aran weight; 75% British Bluefaced Leicester 25% British Masham; 160metres / 175yards per 100gram skein) x 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins
CC1 (Stripes): Ginger’s Hand Dyed Sheepish Aran ‘Poison Apple’ (Aran weight; 100% British Bluefaced Leicester; 166metres / 182yards per 100gram skein) x 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2) 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
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.
This is a pre-order, copies are expected to ship 17 November.
A collaboration with Norah Gaughan as the winter issue guest editor, and nothing could of prepared us for the beauty and drama of the results. Taking the idea of tough Victoriana, the traditional notion of a delicate lady surrounded by flowers is transformed into a warrior woman of strength and resilience.
The knits in this issue are imagined for the modern heroine. Create your own knitted armour with swirling cables and sculptural stitch details; it’s time to celebrate texture and sumptuous colours!
The stellar lineup curated by Norah, including the designer herself, features:
ANDREA RANGEL // BOADICEA BINNERTS // CAITLIN HUNTER // CIRILIA ROSE // HONOR ADAMS // JOJI LOCATELLI // LINDA MARVENG // VÉRONIK AVERY // XANDY PETERS
Also packed into the winter issue is a column by our resident columnist Anna Maltz exploring knitting beyond traditions, we have a Q&A session with Norah, and a recipe for a braided challah bread – just as comforting and squishy as knitted cables.
This is the final instalment in the Neighbourhood Sheep Society series.
A mini collection celebrating colour and yarn in all its glory. Four immensely satisfying knits to keep your needles clicking away and your body toasty warm.
While these designs were originally created for Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society yarns and exclusive to club members, we wanted to make sure other knitters could enjoy them too. To make them more accessible, we have reworked them in yarns readily available from Ginger’s Hand Dyed, an independent yarn company based in Edinburgh.
Each design has been carefully crafted by Clare to work beautifully with the exquisite yarn produced by Jess of Ginger Twist Studio, showcasing the incredible range of colours available. You can find out more about Jess and Clare at the end of this booklet.