Betsy Jumper Pattern


This single pattern is available as a download.

My design ideas and advice: This jumper is inspired by my love of vintage patterns. My favourite era is the 1930s and 1940s. I hope this  jumper visually shows that influence but the written pattern isn’t inspired by that era! They were very vague and only had one size. I like writing simple easy to knit patterns that you can just relax with, this is true of this pattern. It doesn’t have any shaping to create the shape, it is the ribbing that shapes perfectly to your body. And it doesn’t have to be fitted, choose the right size and you can have a loose fitting one. My kind of knitting! The yarn and stitches do all the work while you sit back and relax with the knitting.

Another bonus with this pattern is that you can create a tank top or a jumper from it. To create the tank top, just don’t knit the sleeves. The nature of the stitch (love, love, love, stitches that do all the work!) means it doesn’t need any edging to be added to create the armhole. Super Duper!

For this pattern I used:

Yarn & Amounts: 2(2:3:3:4) 100g hank(s) of WYS Bluefaced Leicester DK – Undyed (100% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 225m/246yds per 100g) in shade A (02 Natural Light Brown) and
1(2:2:2:3) 100g hank(s) of WYS Bluefaced Leicester DK – Undyed  in shade B (03 Natural Brown).

Metres for shade A: 450(450:675:675:900)m.
Metres for shade B: 225(450:450:450:675)m.

Needles: 3.75mm and 4mm.

Gauge (tension): 22 stitches and 26 rows to 10cm/4ins square over rib stitch using 4mm needles.


To Fit Chest (suggested)
76.5-81.5 86.5-91.5 96.5-101.5 106.5-112 117-122 cm
30-32 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48 ins
Actual Chest Size
88 97 106 115 124 cm
34½ 38 41¾ 45¼ 48¾ ins
Length (from shoulder)
58 60 62 66 68 cm
22¾ 23½ 24½ 26 26¾ ins
Sleeve Length (for jumper version only)
5 5 5 5 5 cm
2 2 2 2 2 ins


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