For this pattern you need:
Yarn: 7(8:9:10:11) 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)
Actual Chest Measurements
Length (from shoulder)
My design ideas and advice: This jumper is a great jumper for beginners or those coming back to knitting after 30 or 40 years away. There is minimal shaping and intact there isn’t any on the back so perfect to get used to those stitches 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’m already dreaming of my next version, which I will knit in the Kilcarra Tweed….just deciding between two shades at the moment….
Click on the following links for my How To videos that may help with this pattern: Picking Up Stitch.