Leannán Jumper Pattern


This single pattern is available as a download.

For this pattern I used:

Yarn: 14(15:16:17) 50g balls of Mohair Tweed (70% merino/30% mohair, 110m/120yds per 50g).

Metres: 1540(1650:1760:1870)m.

My Alternative Yarn Suggestions & Amounts: WYS Bluefaced Leicester DK – Dyed 14(15:16:17) 50g balls, or Illustrious Naturals DK 7(8:8:9) 100g hanks.

Needles: 3.75mm and 4mm.

Gauge (tension): 21 stitches and 26 rows to 10cm/4ins square over garter stitch rib using 4mm needles.


To Fit Chest (suggested)
81.5-91.5 96.5-106.5 112-117 122-127 cms
32-36 38-42 44-46 48-50 ins
Actual Chest Measurement
120 131 139 146.5 cms
47¼ 51½ 54¾ 57½ ins
Length (from shoulder)
60 62 64 66 cms
23½ 24½ 25¼ 26 ins
Sleeve Length
44 44 44 44 cms
17½ 17½ 17½ 17½ ins

My design ideas and advice: This is one of my favourite ways to do rib – what I call a flat rib. One of my preferred stitch techniques – there is a row where you have to do a pattern (not a difficult one) and then there is a row where you can just relax with knit. This pattern is one of eight pattern that I designed to launch especially at Yarndale 2017 along with the Mohair Tweed which was also just launched that year. The yarn is spun in Donegal so I named all the patterns using Irish words, Leannan (pronounced Lan-awn) is the Irish word for lover or perfection in our hearts. I gave this jumper that name because this is my perfect jumper!

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

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