Dorothy Jumper Cover

Dorothy Jumper Pattern

From: £4

Skill level: ♦ ♦ ♦ ◊ ◊

This single pattern is available to download or can be posted as a printed pattern to your home.

Dorothy Jumper Cover
£4
Dorothy Jumper Cover
£4.50

Product Description

For this pattern I used:

Yarn & Amounts: 4(5:5:6:6) 100g hanks of WYS Bluefaced Leicester DK (100% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 225m/246yds per 100g).
I used shade 03 Natural Brown.

Metres/Yardage:
900(1125:1125:1350:1350)m/

984(1230:1230:1476:1476)yds.

My Yarn Suggestions & Amounts - Any of my dk yarns are perfect for this design. Here is an example of amounts for two:
 
Knoll Mohair Tweed 9(11:11:13:13) balls
or WYS Wensleydale Gems DK  or WYS Illustrious DK 4(5:5:6:6) 100g hanks

Needles: 3.75mm and 4mm.

Skill level: ♦ ♦ ♦ ◊ ◊

Tension: 22 stitches and 28 rows to 10cm/4ins square over stocking stitch using 4mm needles.

Measurements:

To Fit Chest (suggested)
76.5-81.5
86.5-91.5
96.5-101.5
106.5-112
117-122
cm
30-32
34-36
38-40
42-44
46-48
ins
Actual Chest Size
85
92.5
103.5
114.5
125
cm
33½
36½
40¾
45
49¼
ins
Length (from shoulder)
62
64
68
70
73
cm
24½
25½
26¾
27½
28¾
ins
Sleeve Length
44
44
44
44
44
cm
17½
17½
17½
17½
17½
ins

Blog Post: I’ve written about the Dorothy Jumper and how this pattern takes me back to the beginning, click here to read more!

My design ideas and advice: This simple design is inspired by vintage patterns. It is a classic crew knit jumper, another request for knitters that visit my Skipton Studio. I love using stitches to create shape as we all have different body shapes and my knitted garments are magical – I design them so they fit your unique shape perfectly. All you need to do is get the correct tension and pick the correct size for you – and I can help you with this.
I collect vintage patterns, I love to read knitting patterns from last century. There are some terms which have not lasted the years and the majority only have one size. It makes me wonder how knitters approached these patterns, I am guessing that because knitting was taught in schools most knitters knew how to make their garments fit. Today patterns are written with many different sizes so there is no need to do any tricky maths! Just sit back and relax.