For this pattern I used:
Yarn & Amounts: 8(9:9:10:10) 50g balls of aran weight yarn in shade A.
1(2:2:2:2) 50g ball(s) of aran weight yarn in shade B.
2(2:3:3:3) 50g balls of aran weight yarn in shade C.
Metres for shade A: 600(675:675:750:750)m.
Metres for shade B: 75(150:150:150:150)m.
Metres for shade C: 150(150:225:225:225)m.
My Alternative Yarn Suggestions & Amounts: The Croft Shetland Colours Aran 4(4:4:5:5) 100g hanks in shade A, One 100g hank each in shade B, 1(1:2:2:2) 100g hank(s) and shade C, or Kilcarra Tweed or WYS Bluefaced Leicester Aran – Dyed 8(9:9:10:10) 50g balls in shade A, One 50g ball in shade B and 2(2:3:3:3) 50g balls in shade C.
Needles: 4.5mm and 5mm.
Gauge (tension): 18 stitches and 24 rows to 10cm/4ins square over stocking stitch using 5mm needles.
To Fit Chest (suggested)
Actual Chest Measurement
Length (from shoulder)
My design ideas and advice: This is my take on a Christmas Jumper, one that will last more than one Christmas, infact you can wear it any time of the year!
I love this very simple reindeer pattern, which I originally designed for some Christmas socks, a Christmas hat and Christmas mittens. I loved him so much, I made him larger and put him on the front of my jumper, with one small addition-a shiny red nose!