Raydale Jumper Pattern


This single pattern is available as a download.

For this pattern I used:

Yarn & Amounts: 2(2:2:3:3) 100g hanks of WYS Bluefaced Leicester Aran (100% British Bluefaced Leicester Wool, 166m/182yds per 100g) in shade A (03 Natural Brown) and shade B (01 Natural Ecru).

Metres for each shade: 270(300:330:360:400)m.

My Yarn Suggestions & Amounts: The Croft Shetland Aran Colours or The Croft Shetland Aran Tweeds, 2(2:2:3:3) 100g hanks

Needles: 5mm.

Notions: Four button.

Tension: 20 stitches and 36 rows to 10cm/4ins square over pattern using 5mm needles.


To Fit Age (suggested):
1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8  9-10 years
Actual Chest Measurement
59 67 71 75 83 cms
23¼ 26½ 27¾ 29½ 32½ ins
Length (from shoulder)
30 34 38 42 46 cms
11¾ 13¼ 14¾ 16½ 18 ins
Sleeve Length
18 22 26 32 38 cms
7 10¼ 12½ 14¾ ins

My design ideas and advice: This is a fun stitch to do. It is a magical stitch! You are only using one colour in the row, even though it looks like you are using two at the same time. You are not, just the one, such fun!
I love hearing about individual knitting stories: how people started knitting, what their grandmothers, mothers, aunts used to knit and I hear tales of grandfathers, fathers and uncles knitting too. This jumper is inspired by fisherman jumpers, not perhaps the traditional Guernseys, but ones in my own family history where my relatives wore similar jumpers while living by the seaside and fishing for leisure. To create a smooth stitch, I recommend that you s1 purlwise in this pattern.

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

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