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May 27

Stitchcraft Freebie: Diamond Jumper

I’m a bit off schedule with my posts for this week due to the May Giveaway Day.  So my normal Wednesday knitting post has temporarily moved to Friday for this week.  I feel I’ve been a bit knit-heavy lately on my blog, but I’ve officially finished my scalloped skirt.  So if the weather cooperates, I’ll have some fun sewing stuff to share with you guys come Monday.

I really love-love-love the jumper I’m posting for you all today.  I’m dubbing it the Diamond Jumper, since it has a diamond design on the center front (and back).

Click on the following link to download this pattern as a free pdf: Diamond Jumper.

Click here to add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue or Favorites.

I’m really into the navy-white color combination lately; it’s classic but is less stark than the traditional B&W combination.  And wouldn’t you guess it that this jumper is made up using just those colors: navy and white.  I’m already envisioning to highlight navy as my color of choice for my fall sewing wardrobe (with plenty of white accents of course).

An interesting feature on this jumper, besides the color-work, is the use of crochet.  In the back, the pattern has you casting off a few stitches in the center back in order to create a button band, but you work the button band using crochet instead of knitted stitches.  It’s a simple idea, but I bet it makes the button band a bit more secure, and not as stretchy as a knitted one would be.  I may have to utilize this concept in some of my future projects.

While I really love everything I’ve posted up for you guys, this one is definitely on my “make” list for 2011.  I’m sure it would fit right in with my dream wardrobe for this coming fall.

I hope you all had a nice week, and as always feel free to leave me a comment if you’d like to see something specific for next week’s free pattern post.

  1. Lauria / May 27 2011

    This is very cute, and I can see it with a patterned navy skirt. I see crochet buttonbands sometimes, but not very commonly. I haven’t tried them myself (working on my first sweater now!)

  2. Maria / May 27 2011

    Thanks again for the free pattern. It’s a good one!
    I wonder how it would look if I reverse the colors, so the navy is on the main part of the bodice, with white for the sleeves and shoulder area?

    • Liz / May 27 2011

      I’m sure it would look just as lovely! :)

  3. Amy / May 27 2011

    I think this is one of my favorites of those that you’ve posted so far!

  4. PepperReed / May 27 2011

    Lovely Pattern! It’s vintage and still modern; I think those patterns are the most interesting and timeless.

  5. Tasha / May 27 2011

    I LOVE it! I could definitely see it in navy and white/ cream, or maybe a dark red instead of navy, or a forest green. With a high neckline and sleeves that length I could wear it to work, too. :)

  6. Clare S / May 27 2011

    I’m not even into knitting, but I’m loving this jumper! I might just have to take up a new hobby!

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