15 Jul 2010, 2:54pm
Knitting
by Twitchy


Simple Cotton Jumper

THIS IS STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS – I DON’T SUGGEST TRYING IT YET!

This is the pattern for/progress on the Cotton Jumper in the style of Lee Cooper. My brother had a cotton jumper made by Lee Cooper, and it’s falling apart, so i used the jumper to design one just like it!

Yarn: Monaco Cotton in Ink (Aran weight cotton yarn) fromĀ Texere Yarns – around 1000g (4 cones)

Needles: 4mm, 80cm circular (both because there are lots of stitches and because of the shoulder shaping- theoretically this could be done on straights, if they were long enough, and you didn’t mind doing some yarn acrobatics to shape the right shoulder)

Yarn holder/scrap yarn

Gauge: 20sts and 30 rows to 10cm, stocking stitch (st-st)

Size – to fit chest size 80cm (ish) – loosely – so theoretically could fit any chest between 70-90cm

Actual chest measurement of jumper = 104cm. Arm length – 66cm. The jumper is very simple, so could easily be modified for other sizes)

Abbreviations:

St-st = stocking stitch

st = stitch

sts = stitches

K = knit

P = purl

k1 = knit one stitch

p1 = purl one stitch

RS = right side (the ‘outside’)

WS = wrong side (the ‘inside’)

1×1 rib = Every row *k1, p1* – repeated to end

Method:

BACK:

Cast on 104 stitches

Knit 7.5cm in 1×1 rib

(Every row = *k1, p1* – repeat to end)

Staying on 4mm needles, change to stocking stitch (st-st)

(Row 1 = k all stitches

Row 2 = k1, p to last st, k1)

Knit 35.5cm in st-st, ending with a purl row (WS row)

Work now measures 43cm

Next row (1) (RS)- Cast off 6 stitches in 1×1 rib, continue in 1×1 rib to end

Next row (2) (WS) – Cast off 6 stitches in 1×1 rib, continue in 1×1 rib to end

Next row (3) (RS) – Cast off 1 stitch in 1×1 rib, continue in 1×1 rib to end

Next row (4) (WS) – as (3)

Next row (5) (RS) – Cast off 1 stitch in 1×1 rib, continue in 1×1 rib to end

Next row (6) (WS) – as (5)

Next row (7) (RS) – as (3)

Next row (8) (WS) – as (4)

Next row (9) (RS) – as (5)

Next row (10) (WS) – as (6) (84 stitches)

Continue in 1×1 rib until rib panel measures 20cm (work measures 63 cm in total)

Begin slight neck and shoulder shaping:

Next row (1) (RS): Work 40sts 1×1 rib, turn

Next row (2) (WS): Working on just these 40sts, cast off 3 sts at beginning of row (neck end), 1×1 rib to end

Next row (3) (RS): Cast off 7 sts, 1×1 rib to end (30sts)

Next row (4) (WS): Cast off 1 st, 1×1 rib to end

Next row (5) (RS): Cast off 7 sts, 1×1 rib to end (22sts)

Next row (6): Cast off 1 st, 1×1 rib to end

Next row (7): Cast off 7 sts, 1×1 rib to end (14 sts)

Next row (8): Cast off all stitches VERY loosely in rib

Place centre 24 sts on a holder or scrap yarn

(If you are working on straights, you now need to do yarn acrobatics and transfer stitches from left needle to right, so that the armhole side of the row becomes the beginning of the row, if you’re knitting on a circular, simply slip the stitches round so that the armhole side becomes the beginning of the row)

Reattach the yarn to the armhole side of the row.

Work as for the left hand shoulder:

Next row (1) (RS): Work 40sts 1×1 rib, turn

Next row (2) (WS): Working on just these 40sts, cast off 3 sts at beginning of row (neck end), 1×1 rib to end

Next row (3) (RS): Cast off 7 sts, 1×1 rib to end (30sts)

Next row (4) (WS): Cast off 1 st, 1×1 rib to end

Next row (5) (RS): Cast off 7 sts, 1×1 rib to end (22sts)

Next row (6): Cast off 1 st, 1×1 rib to end

Next row (7): Cast off 7 sts, 1×1 rib to end (14 sts)

Next row (8): Cast off all stitches VERY loosely in rib

That’s as far as I’ve got for now!