11 April 2014

Quick knit 40's style jumper



When I finish a knitting project my hands are itching to start a new one! This winter I wanted to knit a jumper, which could also be worn with my WWII re-enactment. I bought some cheap yarn. Yes, I know, life is too short to knit with cheap yarn. The yarn is from Zeeman and it only cost me 4€ for two big skeins.


I am wearing it with my new blouse and with a new skirt. The skirt is made using the pencil-skirt with flounce pattern from Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing. It's a very easy pattern to use and the book is great as well! A must-buy for the vintage lover&seamstress.


You can find the pattern here (it's on Ravelry, so you have to be a member. If you're not a member...become one! It's fun and addicting to browse all those patterns and projects!!). 
It's a very quick knit and the mock-cable stitch is easy to remember. So a fun and fast knit. 

But if you're not a member, this is the pattern:



Size 6 needles


300g Aran weight yarn (3 balls of Wendy Mode Aran was used)

Tension

Gauge 22st x 22 rows over 10 cm unstretched (please note the twisted rib pattern is very stretchy this pattern will fit size 32 -36 bust. To grade this pattern up or down add or subtract sets of pattern repeats as desired).
The Twisted Rib Pattern Stitch:

Row 1: p2, k2tog (but leave the stitches on the left needle -- knit a regular knit stitch through the “first” stitch -- drop the used stitches off of the needle now), k1. Repeat from to end of row.

Row 2: p3 k2. Repeat from to end of row.

Row 3: p2, k1, k2tog (but leave the stitches on the left needle -- knit a regular knit stitch through the “first” stitch -- drop th used stitches off of the needle now). Repeat from to end of row.

Row 4: p3 k2. Repeat from to end of row.

BODY PIECES (both front and back are identical)
Using 6mm (size 10 US) needle, CO 62 stitches.


Row 1: p1, follow twisted rib pattern stitch until last stitch, p1, turn work.

Row 2: k1, follow twisted rib pattern stitch until last stitch, k1, turn work.

Continue this pattern until you have knitted 3 inches of fabric.

Every six rows, add a stitch on EITHER SIDE of the row on the right side of the fabric, until you have 72 stitches. (you may do this IN pattern, or not, depending on preference.)
Work until piece measures 13.5”.
Shape Arm Hole: BO 3 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows, then decrease 1 st each end of the next 4 rows. Knit until armhole measures 6” then change to p2k3 to replace the twisted rib pattern. Knit in rib for 1”, then shape shoulders by BO 6 sts at beginning of next 4 rows.

SLEEVES
CO 52 and work in twisted rib pattern (with p1 on either end) for 4 rows. Increase 1 st each end every 4 rows until there are 62 stitches. Work until piece measures 4.5”.
Shape Top: BO 3 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows, then decrease 1 st at each end of the next 4 rows. Decrease 1 st at the beginning of every row while at the same time increase 1 st at each side of the center 2 rib panels every 6 rows.
Work until sleeve cap measures 6”. Then from right side, k1 slip 2 stitches, k1, pass the slipped sts over. Repeat from to end of row. p1 row, then BO.
 Stitch it all together and you’re done!


Bye,
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