Stitchcraft Spring-In Jumper

Today I have for you a pretty, yet basic spring jumper in a sport-weight yarn and 3.25mm needles (gauge depending of course).

Spring-In, 4-ply Jumper

It was originally done up in a purple heather, which I bet was really pretty.  The striped effect you see in the main body of the jumper is created with purl stitches.  So the main pattern repeat is just knit 6, purl 1. It’s hard to see the B&W images, but I initially thought the vertical stripes were yarn-overs.  It’s soo much better to see that it’s a purl stitch, since there wouldn’t be any gaping holes to neccesitate a cardigan underneath it, unlike the yarn-overs would create. 

The yolk and sleeves are all done up using ribbing of knit-1, purl-1.  And the cross-over collar is my favorite attribute of the jumper.  It makes it look a bit chic, but I bet it’s still pretty cosy and warm for the spring-time.

So if you ladies know how to do the knit stitch, purl stitch, along with increases and decreases you should be able to make this pretty with relative ease.  The ribbing at the waist, arms, and shoulders on this one allows for a wider range of fit, which is essential in these one-sized vintage patterns.  But if you’re taller you can just add in some rows for added length.  I’m short-waisted myself, and I haven’t had a problem with these being too short, since that seems to be the style at the time.

As always, let me know what you think of this week’s pattern choice.  And don’t hesitate to drop me a line if you’d like to see something in particular like a lacy bed-jacket, children’s cardigans, or even some doggie sweaters.  These sitchcraft magazines seem  to have it all!

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