Gamsber Jumper Pattern

£4.00

This single pattern is available as a download.

For this pattern I used:

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

Metres: 430(550:660:800)m.

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

Needles: 3.75mm and 4mm.

Gauge (tension): 28 stitches and 34 rows to 10cm/4ins square over rib pattern using 4mm needles.

Measurements: 

To Fit Age (suggested):
0-1  1-2 3-4 5-6 years 
Actual Chest Measurement
53 59 65 70 cms
21 23¼ 25½ 27½ ins
Length (from shoulder)
30 36 40 44 cms
11¾ 14¼ 15¾ 17½ ins
Sleeve Length
17 22 24 28 cms
11 ins

My design ideas and advice: I love this rib pattern. It’s so simple, yet it looks so effective. I’ve set the position of the decrease on the raglans one stitch in from the edge, and then on the wrong side these edge two stitches are purl to create a lovely smooth edge – which makes sewing up much easier. There is a tricky moment when picking up the stitches for the neck: I like it when the stitch pattern continues smoothly into the collar. Knitters who popped into the Skipton studio used to comment they would knit this jumper if it was available in an adult size. And it is! You can knit your own version, it’s called the Kyle Jumper. And then if you fancied it in a jacket with a hood then there is the Kyle the Hoodie!
Or if you just fancied having a go at the stitch then you can try that out with the Rice Rib Scarf.

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