Sunday, November 21, 2010

Have you started knitting your Perfect Christmas Jumper yet?

Didn't know that there was one?

The Perfect Christmas Jumper © Susan Crawford

Look no further, for The Perfect Christmas Jumper (pictured above) by knitonthenet editor Susan Crawford, might just be the jumper for you to knit this advent.

The pattern is written to fit sizes ranging from 28" to 50" and it is knitted in 4 ply yarn. The original, pictured above was made with Jamieson and Smith 2 ply jumper weight wool (which is a 4 ply weight). The jumper is inspired by the classic 1940s silhouette, it has box sleeve heads and is designed to be worn fitted at the waist, as you can see on our model, Charlotte.

Please don't be put off by the colourwork, as it is not as difficult as it might at first seem. It is well worth taking the time to learn. To make this gorgeous pattern you use a combination of fair isle and intarsia techniques, which we shall be covering in 'technical bits' posts next week.

If you would like to knit one, the pattern is available as a PDF file from the knitonthenet shop and is great value at just £3. Will it be your Christmas jumper? There's still time to get knitting!

This pattern is part of the lovely Vintage Gifts to Knit book which features 16 vintage patterns brought up to date for today by Susan Crawford. You can get your copy by ordering it either as an e-book or as a printed book, from the knitonthenet shop or as a Ravelry download.

Ingrid x


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