Pattern: Snowdrift Jumper

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Another pattern unleashed on the world! It’s been a good year for my knitting and I’m happy to end it on a high note with this jumper. Fair isle as far as the eye can see! It’s an incredibly warm knit and it turned out even classier than I imagined when I started knitting it for the first time. Don’t you just love it when that happens?

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Always being on the look out for new construction techniques, I can highly recommend the ‘fake’ tubular ribbed bind-off for the collar on this jumper. It’s dead easy, looks neat and has none of the stretch that a ‘real’ tubular bind-off has. This makes it ideal for pockets, or in this case, square necklines that need to hold their shape.

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Pattern Notes below!

Sizes: To fit Bust Size 28 (30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50)”
Actual Bust Measurement is 28 (30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50)”

Yarn requirements: Very elastic DK yarn, preferably wool

Total: 941 (1009, 1076, 1143, 1210, 1278, 1345, 1412, 1479, 1547, 1614, 1681) yds
MC yarn: 561 (601, 641, 681, 721, 761, 801, 841, 881, 921, 961, 1001) yds
CC yarn: 344 (368, 393, 417, 442, 466, 491, 515, 540, 564, 589, 613) yds

Suggested Yarn

Excelana Luxury DK wool (126yds/116m per 50g ball, 100% Exmoor Blue wool)
5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8) balls in Persian Grey
4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) balls in Alabaster

Needles

3 sets of 80cm circular 3.75mm (US size 5)
1 set of 80cm circular 3.5mm (US size 4)

Gauge

24 sts/ 28 rws per 4″ square on larger needles, in both Charts A and B.

Notions

Waste yarn
Stitch markers x 4
Yarn needle

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5 responses to “Pattern: Snowdrift Jumper

  1. Yes, awesome! I’m liking the snippet of sleeve fair-isle that appears above the body fair-isle. I’ll put it on my FB page, maybe you’ll get some purchases. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. That looks so cosy ๐Ÿ™‚ Great pattern!

  3. Gorgeous! It’s rare to find colorwork patterns that look memorizable – the main thing that keeps me from buying them. This looks perfect for me!

  4. Pingback: The end of the year | A pile of sheep

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