Hand Spun Wool Jumper suitable for a Man or Lady

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lady's or man's hand spun jumper

Measurements: to fit bust or chest size 97cm to 102cm (38 to 40)Length from top of shoulder: 66cm (26)

Materials: 650 grms hand-spun wool.

One pair each of 6.5mm and 4.5mm needles.

Tension: 14 sts = 10cm (4)

Check your own tension as you probably spin differently to me.
I included small pieces of coloured mohair as I was spinning the wool.  Check out my
hand spinning page to see how I did it.

 

 

 

Abbreviations:  CB4 = Slip next 2 stitches onto a cable needle and leave at back of work.  Knit 2 stitches from left hand needle, then knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.

CF4 = Slip next 2 stitches onto a cable needle and leave at front of work.  Knit 2 stitches from left hand needle, then  knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.

Back

Cast on 83 stitches with 4.5 mm needles.  K1 P1 band for 7 cm (3).Change to 6.5 mm needles and knit in stocking stitch  for 42 cm (16.5).  Cast off for armhole.
Cast off 5 stitches at the beginning of next two rows.
  Then knit 2 together each end twice, (69sts left).  Knit till 24cm (9.5) from armhole.  Cast off.

Front

Cast on 83 stitches with 4.5 mm needles.  K1 P1 band for 7 cm (3).
Change to 6.5 mm needles and knit in pattern as follows to the same measurements as for the back to completion of armhole shaping.
1
st row.  K20, P1, CB4, CF4, P1, (K3, P1) 6 times, CB4, CF4, P1, K20
2
nd and every alternate row.  P20, K1, P8, K1, (P3, K1) 6 times, P8, K1, P20
3
rd row.  K20, P1, K8, P1, (K3, P1) 6times, K8, P1,K20
5
th row.  K20, P1, CF4,CB4, P25, CF4, CB4, P1, K20
6
th row.  Same as 2nd row.
These 6 rows make the pattern.
After the shaping of the armhole as per back (69sts) knit in pattern for 14 cm. (5.5)

Shape neck.  K31, leave next 7 stitches on a holder.
Decrease every 2
nd row at neck edge. 1st decrease by 2, 2nd decrease by 2 & then 1 stitch eight times.  Knit  in pattern till same measurement  as the back to the shoulder.  Cast off.
Repeat for other side of neck.

Sleeve

Cast on 42 sts. with 4.5mm needles, K1, P1, rib for 7 cm (3) increasing  1st each end on last row.  Change to 6.5mm needles,and knitting in stocking stitch increase 1 stitch each side every 6th row till 72 stitches on needle.  Knit without increasing till work measures 49cm (19) or length desired.  I knitted this jumper for a man so these sleeves are longer.
Decrease 10 stitches each side 3 times, then cast off the remaining 12 stitches.

Making up

Sew shoulder seams together, then using a set of 4 number 4.5mm needles pick up stitches round neck as follows:  Beginning at left side front pick up 24 sts then the 7 sts off cable needle and then another 24 sts to right side neck.  Pick up 34 stitches across back.  K1, P1 rib for 5cm (1)

Sew up side seams then sew the sleave seams together leaving 5cm (1) open at the top.  This forms part of the armhole seam.  Pin sleeve into armhole then stitch together.  Steam press garment when completed.

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