Emmen Jumper Pattern

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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.

Measurements:

To Fit Chest (suggested)
81.5-86.5 91.5-96.5 101.5-106.5 112-117 122-127 cm
32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 48-50 ins
Actual Chest Measurement
95 107 119 127 139 cm
37½ 42¼ 46¾ 50 54¾ ins
Length (from shoulder)
64 66 68 70 72 cm
25¼ 26 26¾ 27½ 28¼ ins
Sleeve Length
45 45 45 45 45 ins
17¾ 17¾ 17¾ 17¾ 17¾ ins

 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!

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