Gartan Jumper Pattern


This single pattern is available as a download.

My design ideas and advice: This jumper is a great simple shape that fits all sizes and genders perfectly. In fact it was a request for more gentlemen jumpers that led me to design this garment. It is an easy knit that is great for beginners but just my favourite type of knitting for experienced knitters. I call these simple shapes ‘refresher” knitting for experienced knitters. Or ‘amuse bouche’ which are appetisers used between main courses in fancy restaurants. They literally mean mouth amuser in French. I always believed they were palette cleansers to get you ready for your next taste sensation. So for experienced knitters that is how I feel my knitting is like, some mindless knitting before you start another complicated fairisle or cable. This jumper is Rhi, the work experience student, first choice of garment after knitting her scarf. She’s addicted and ready to knit her first garment already!

If you fancied knitting this jumper for a child, then click here for the Child’s Gartan Jumper

For this pattern you need:

Yarn & Amounts: 13(14:15:16:17) 50g balls of Soft Donegal Chunky (100% Merino Wool, 63m/68yds per 50g

Needles: 5mm and 6.5mm.

Gauge (tension): 14 stitches and 19 rows to 10cm/4ins square over stocking stitch using 6.5mm needles.


To Fit Chest (suggested)
81.5-91.5 96.5-106.5 112-117 122-127 132-137 cms
32-36 38-42 44-46 48-50 52-54 ins
Actual Chest Measurements
108 120 131 142 154 cms
42½ 47¼ 51½ 55¾ 60½ ins
Length (from shoulder)
60 62 64 66 68 cms
23½ 24½ 25¼ 26 26¾ ins
Sleeve Length
44 44 44 44 44 cms
17½ 17½ 17½ 17½ 17½ ins



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