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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Comments (6)

  1. Toni Jo May 11, 2011 — 11:14 PM

    I *think* on the 3rd page you may have highlighted the wrong section! I only noticed because I really think I may attempt this one, it’s gorgeous! Thank you!

    1. Liz May 12, 2011 — 9:48 AM

      Oh dear! Thanks so much for catching my mistake!!! I just fixed it and posted up a new pdf.

      What color would you make this in?

  2. Gorgeous! I am going to have a hard time deciding which your patterns to make after finishing my Briar Rose. By the way, have you thought about posting any of these on ravelry? Are you one ravlery?

  3. Maria May 13, 2011 — 12:16 PM

    Oh, thanks again. I love this one too. Will definitely make this one. Maybe in a sky blue/icy blue/robin egg blue. Although, lilac or pale lemon would also be nice and summery.

  4. Maria May 13, 2011 — 12:18 PM

    By the way, sorry to hear you’ve been sick and hope you are feeling much, much better.

  5. FarmMama September 9, 2017 — 9:21 AM

    Ooh! I’ve been trying to find basic jumpers with mid-length sleeves since seeing Ruth Goodman in a jumper working the farm in The BBC’s ‘Wartime Farm’. She looked very comfortable… for mucking out a farm. LOL.
    This one reminds me of the collars on the Mary Maxim sweaters my hubby’s Grams used to make each of her kids, then grandkids, then great-grandkids. She passed last year, and I inherited about a dozen totes of her yarn and some of the patterns. She was the one who taught me to knit on a trip/reunion to celebrate her son’s birthday many years ago. He passed two years ago yesterday.

    I think I will be making this up for myself… guess I’m going to have to dive into Gram’s yarn stash! Maybe in a Teal or Dk Green. Thank you!

    BTW, I love your entire blog. You’re lovely!

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