I love textured knits, especially when the they’re created by using a variety of simple textures together. I did this successfully with my design Marble Hill first published in The Knitter magazine in 2018. The cardigan had a textured yoke, which was very effective with a simple stocking stitch body.
I used the idea again with Little Leaf Jumper, published in Knit Now magazine earlier this year.
My most recent version is Lowri, published in The Knitter magazine. a slightly flared jumper with a high ribbed collar. However, I discovered that some of those simple textured stitches are more difficult to achieve when knitting in the round! After several swatching attempts I managed to come up with a satisfactory solution – and I’m very pleased with the finished result!
The jumper is knitted using Cascade 220 Superwash Aran, a wool yarn which actually has a really nice drape – great for the flare on this jumper – and comes in lots of lovely colours.
Sizes and Yarn quantities
Cascade Yarns 220 Aran (Aran weight; 100% wool; 200m/220yds per 100g skein)
Shade: Mystic Purple (2450); 6 (7: 8: 8: 9: 10) x 100g skeins
To fit bust/chest (approx.) – 81-86 (91- 97:102-107: 112-117:122-127: 132-137) cm/32-34 (36-38: 40-42: 44-46: 48-50: 52-54) ins
Actual bust/chest – 109.5 (120:129.5:141:149.5: 160) cm/43 (47 ¼ :51 :55 ½ :58 ¼ :63) in
Tension: 19 sts and 26 rnds to 10cm over st st
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£6.00 (excl. VAT)
Photos: The Knitter magazine