Birbeck Jumper Pattern

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This single pattern is available as a download.

For this pattern I used:

Yarn & Amounts: 2(3:3:4:4) 100g hanks of WYS Bluefaced Leicester DK – Undyed (100% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 225m/246yds per 100g).

Metres: 430(550:660:780:890)m.

My Alternative Yarn Suggestions & Amounts: Mohair Tweed 4(5:6:7:8) 50g balls or WYS Illustrious Naturals DK 2(3:3:4:4) 100g hanks.

Needles: 3.75mm and 4mm.

Notions: 3(3:4:4:4) buttons.

Gauge (tension): 25 stitches and 30 rows to 10cm/4ins square over cable pattern using 4mm needles.

Measurements: 

To Fit Age (suggested):
0-1  1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 years 
Actual Chest Measurement
52 57 62 67 72 cms
20½ 22½ 24½ 26¼ 28¼ ins
Length (from shoulder)
32 36 40 44 48 cms
12½ 14¼ 15¾ 17½ 18 ins
Sleeve Length
18 22 26 30 36 cms
7 10¼ 11¾ 14¼ ins

My design ideas and advice: This lovely jumper uses very simple rib and cable patterns but the design makes them look more complicated than they really are. This is one of the best things about knitting: simple stitches used in simple patterns can create beautiful effects. And if fancied this in an adult size then…ta dah! I’ve designed a version in an adult size in my Simple Knits book.

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