Freddie Jumper Pattern


This single pattern is available as a download.

For this pattern I used:

Yarn & Amounts: 5(6:7:8:9) 100g hanks of WYS Bluefaced Leicester Aran (100% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 166m/181yds per 100g).

Metres: 830(996:1162:1328:1494)m.

My Yarn Suggestions & Amounts: Kilcarra Tweed Aran 11(13:15:17:19) 50g balls or Croft Shetland Colours Aran 5(6:7:8:9) 100g hanks.

Needles: 4.5mm and 5mm.

Gauge (tension): 18 stitches and 24 rows to 10cm/4ins square over pattern when slightly stretched using 5mm needles.


To Fit Chest (suggested)
81.5-86.5 91.5-96.5 101.5-106.5 112-117 122-127 cms
32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 48-50 ins
Actual Chest Measurement
95.5 104 113 122 131 cms
37½ 42¼ 44½ 48 51½ ins
Length (from shoulder)
60 62 66 68 70 cms
23½ 24½ 26 26¾ 27½ ins
Sleeve Length
44 44 44 44 44 cms
17½ 17½ 17½ 17½ 17½ ins

My design ideas and advice: This jumper is definitely inspired by my love of vintage patterns. I love collecting vintage knitting patterns from the 1970s and beyond, the 1930s are my favourite decade. This jumper was inspired by a photograph of my mum wearing a similar jumper in the 1970s.
One of the things I love about designing simple patterns is that they look more complicated than they are. This jumper looks fitted but that is because of the stitch I used. It is knitted in rib without any shaping so the rib shapes to your body perfectly. It is also perfect for making the neck shorter and into a crew neck.
I also love to play around with the small details that make all the difference and while it’s not obvious when you first see the jumper, when you knit it you’ll know what that little small detail is! I hope it makes you smile.

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