Philippa Jumper Pattern


This single pattern is available as a download.

My design ideas and advice: “My first jumper” is another name for the Philippa Jumper as it’s a great pattern for beginners. Or it could be called “My first Jumper after 20 years or so of not knitting” 
There is minimal shaping. The back hasn’t got any shaping so perfect to get used to the knit stitch and needles without thinking of doing anything else.
I enjoy knitting garter stitch. At the end of a really busy day when I’ve been rushing about here, there and everywhere, or have had been using the computer all day, all I want to do is sit down and relax without having to think. Garter stitch is my ‘go to’ stitch for days like this. It’s perfect for knitting one or two rows while I wait for my supper to cook.
If you fancied an even more simple jumper then take a look at the York Sweater where there isn’t any picking up of the neck stitches.
I wear my Philippa Jumper almost every day in the winter so if you’ve popped in to the Skipton Studio in those months you might have seen me wearing it! I used the Croft Shetland Aran.

For this pattern you need:

Yarn: 7(8:9:10) 100g hanks of WYS Bluefaced Leicester Aran – Undyed (100% British Bluefaced Leicester wool, 166m/182yds per 100g).

Needles: 4.5mm and 5mm.

Gauge (tension): 17 stitches and 28 rows to 10cm/4ins square over garter stitch using 5mm needles.


To Fit Chest (suggested)
81.5-91.5 96.5-106.5 112-117 122-127 cms
32-36 38-42 44-46 48-52 ins
Actual Chest Measurements
118.5 129 140 149 cms
46½ 50¾ 55 58½ ins
Length (from shoulder)
60 62 64 66 cms
23½ 24½ 25¼ 26 ins
Sleeve Length
45 45 45 45 cms
17¾ 17¾ 17¾ 17¾ ins

Click on the following links for my How To videos that may help with this pattern: Picking Up Stitch.

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