Floral Stitchcraft Jumper

Thanks so much for all of your sweet comments on my Valentine’s Day dress.  So far I think it was the coldest photo shoot I’ve had this winter; luckily I think Chicago’s been having a very mild winter this year.

I think I’m going to blame it on my Florida trip, but all I seem to think about now is springtime.  I want to make sun dresses, plan out my spring wardrobe, and buy fabrics and yarn in fresh, bright colors.  Is anyone else getting the spring-itch???

I even started a new pinterest board for myself with some spring fashion faves.  Eggshell (ie Tiffany blue) has been one of my longstanding favorite colors but I sadly don’t have a lot of garments in that shade.  So I’m really loving all of the light blues and aquas I’ve been seeing, as well as pale pinks and white.  I feel I’m going to be digging in my stash in hopes of making items in any of these colors.

Since I’m heavily into spring, at the moment, I had to post up the prettiest spring jumper I found in my search to post for today’s freebie knitting pattern.

Click on the following link to download the pattern as a pdf: Floral Jumper Pattern.

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I honestly don’t know what’s not to love about this jumper: the peplum, the cinched waist, the flowers, the color scheme, the boatneck, or the mini cap-ish sleeves.  This pattern is begging to be made by you (and me)!  This pattern comes from the August 1949 edition of Stitchcraft.

The tension calls for 7.5 sts per inch over a stockinette stitch; for me this suggests a heavier fingering weight yarn or perhaps a light sport weight.  The jumper pattern is designed for a 32-34″ bust, but I’m sure you could just add a pattern repeat or two (or more) as needed to get the desired width.  The peplum of the jumper is created by stitching shirring elastic on the inside of the jumper; this to me, suggests that a decent amount of ease is built into the pattern around the waistline.

I can’t say enough glowing things about this pattern, but perhaps I should just add it into my spring queue.  I will if you will.  :)

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