Emmen Jumper Pattern


This single pattern is available as a download.

 My design ideas and advice: This jumper looks complicated but is in fact super easy to knit….and also very, very addictive. I am so addicted to this pattern that I have used it in other designs. One of the reasons is that I love helping knitters pick out shades for this pattern. It is great to see how different shades work together.

The Emmen Jumper uses the slip stitch technique (this is also called mosaic). What does this mean? It means you only use one shade in a row yet it looks like you are using two. It is the simplest of colour work and my favourite way to do colourwork.

The shape of this jumper makes it perfect for male and females. 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.  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 few rows of calm in the middle of the hectic.

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).

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)
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

Blog Post: I’ve written about the inspiration behind this pattern, click here to read more!

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