Today’s pattern freebie comes from the August 1955 edition of Stitchcraft magazine. This is one of my favorites and has been on my to-do list for quite some time.
Click on the following link to download the pattern as a free pdf: Striped Jumper Pattern.
I love everything about this pattern: the shawl collar, the wide ribbing at the hem, & of course the stripes. While the original pattern was done in a green and white stripe, true to form, all I can see this in is a dove grey and white (or a navy and white stripe).
This pattern is multi-sized for the three following sizes: 32-33, 34-35, 36-37 referring to the bust circumference in inches. The pattern uses a fingering weight yarn with a gauge of 8 sts per inch and 10 rows per inch with stockinette stitch.
What’s great about the stripes on this jumper is that it’s not a single row but 2 rows of the contrast stripe color additionally 1 row is knit and the second row is purled, so it ends up giving the stripe a raised texture. Neat huh?!
If you don’t like the striped design on this one… you could always knit the whole thing in a solid color which would look great or you could even just do the ribbing sections in a contrasting color from the main body. I love how relaxed and easy this jumper looks. One of these days I’ll cast on for it seeing as how I already bought yarn for it quite some time ago. :)
Have a lovely weekend everyone! As always feel free to leave a comment as to what kind of pattern you’d like to see me post up next. (Men’s wear, socks, mittens, coats, more jumpers?)