For this pattern I used:
Yarn & Amounts: 4(5:5:6:6) 100g hanks of WYS Bluefaced Leicester Aran – Undyed (100% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 166m/182yds per 100g) in Shade A (shade 03 Natural Brown) and
3(3:4:4:5) 100g hanks of WYS Bluefaced Leicester Aran – Undyed in Shade B (shade 01 Natural Ecru).
Metres for Shade A: 664(830:830:996:996)m.
Metres for Shade B: 498(498:664:664:830)m.
My Alternative Yarn Suggestions & Amounts: The Croft Shetland Colours Aran 4(5:5:6:6) 100g hanks in shade A and 3(3:4:4:5) 100g hanks in shade B, or Kilcarra Tweed 8(10:10:12:12) 50g balls in shade A and 6(6:8:8:10) 50g balls in shade B.
Needles: 4.5mm and 5mm.
Gauge (tension): 20 stitches and 38 rows to 10cm/4ins square over dotty garter stitch pattern using 5mm needles.
To Fit Chest (suggested)
Actual Chest Measurement
Length (from shoulder)
My design ideas and advice: This jumper is perfect for men and woman. I have loved seeing the various colour ways knitters have chosen as well as using the original colour way. What I love the most about this pattern is it’s simplicity and how many knitters don’t believe me when I say it is just knitting, just garter stitch 2 row striping and only using one colour in the row. It uses a slip stitch technique my favourite way of doing colourwork. I love simple, simple, simple knitting. Sometimes things can seem really complicated or overwhelming and what I want my designs and patterns to do is bring simple soothing stitches into a knitter’s life. So they can pick up the needles and have a feel rows of calm in the hectic.
Blog Post: I’ve written about the inspiration behind this pattern, click here to read more!