Popplewell (In Pieces) Jumper Pattern


This single pattern is available to download

My design ideas and advice: This is the ‘knitted in pieces’ version of the Popplewell Jumper. There is a version that is knitted in the round here. I designed this one first but then I had knitters who loved the jumper but were nervous, or didn’t fancy knitting it in the round, so this version is for you. I love this jumper so much that I wanted to make it available to all types of knitters. There are little details on the jumper that help create shape, even though the pieces are knitted without shaping – so a straightforward knit, but the little details help create a drape and shape. You may notice that there are just two actual chest sizes but four size options in total. This is because the jumper is designed to fit many body shapes, so it can be oversized or just fitting depending on your size but by changing the length it will work with many different shapes. It’s the length of the stitch pattern that creates the right look.

For this pattern I used:

Yarn & Amounts: 11(12:14:15) 50g balls of Mohair Tweed (70% merino & 30% mohair, 110m/120yds per 50g) or Coast (55% lambswool & 45% cotton, 117m/127yds per 50g)

Needles: 3.75mm knitting needles.
4mm knitting needles.

Notion: cable needle (this is optional as I don’t use a cable needle for this type of cable. I shown how I don’t use a cable needle in the video below. It’s not for this cable but you can use the same technique, ignoring the first two stitches instead of the first one)

Gauge (tension): 19 stitches and 30 rows to 10cm/4ins square over stocking stitch using 4mm needles.
21 stitches and 32 rows to 10cm/4ins squares over rib & cable pattern using 4mm needles.


To Fit Chest (suggested)
81.5-86.5 91.5-96.5 101.5-106.5 112-117 cms
32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 ins
Actual Chest Measurement
122 122 157 157 cms
48 48 61¾ 61¾ ins
Length (from shoulder)
56 64 68 72 cm
22 22 26¾ 25½ ins
Sleeve Length
44 44 44 44 cms
17½ 17½ 17½ 17½ ins



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