Oversized jumper knitting pattern

Jumper knitting patternMATERIALS

Yarn

18 (20:22:24:27) x 50g balls of Rowan Original Denim in Nashville (shade 002)

Needles

3.25mm (UK 10, US 3) and 4mm (UK 8, US 6) knitting needles

YARN DETAIL

Rowan Original Denim

DK weight

100% cotton

50g/92m (100yds)

TENSION

Before washing: 19 sts and 30 rows over moss st using 4mm needles to make a 10cm or 4in square

After washing: 19 sts and 35 rows over moss st using 4mm needles to make a 10cm or 4in square

Tension note: Denim will shrink in length when washed for the first time. Allowances have been made in the pattern for shrinkage (see size diagram for measurements after washing)

BACK

Using 4mm needles cast on 137 (147:157:169:183) sts.

Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end.

Row 2 (WS): As row 1.

These 2 rows form moss st.

Work in moss st for a further 34 rows, ending with RS facing for next row.

Place markers at both ends of last row - markers will match to front cast-on edge. Cont in moss st until back meas 71 (73.5:76:78:80.5) cm, 28 (29:30:30 3/4:31 1/2) in, from markers, ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape shoulders

Cast off 5 (6:6:7:8) sts at beginning of next 4 (6:2:6:6) rows, then 6 (0:7:0:0) sts at beginning of foll 2 (0:4:0:0) rows. 105 (111:117:127:135) sts

Shape back neck

Next row (RS): Cast off 6 (6:7:8:8) sts, moss st until there are 30 (33:34:38:41) sts on right needle and turn, leaving remaining sts on a holder.

Work each side of neck separately.

Keeping moss st correct, dec 1 st at neck edge of next 6 rows AND AT SAME TIME cast off 6 (6:7:8:8) sts at beg of 2nd and foll 2 (0:2:2:0) alt rows, then 0 (7:0:0:9) sts at beg of foll 0 (2:0:0:2) alt rows.

Work 1 row. Cast off rem 6 (7:7:8:9) sts.

With RS facing, rejoin yarn and cast off centre 33 (33:35:35:37) sts, moss st to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

FRONT

Using 4mm needles cast on 137 (147:157:169:183) sts.

Place markers at both ends of cast-on edge - these markers match to back markers (so that front is 36 rows shorter than back). Work in moss st as given for back until 4 (4:8:8:12) rows less have been worked than on back to beg of shoulder shaping, measuring from markers and ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape front neck

Next row (RS): Moss st 54 (59:64:70:77) sts and turn, leaving rem sts on a holder.

Work each side of neck separately.

Keeping moss st correct, dec 1 st at neck edge of next 3 (3:4:4:4) rows, then on following 0 (0:1:1:3) alt rows.

51 (56:59:65:70) sts

Work 0 (0:1:1:1) row, ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape shoulder

Cast off 5 (6:6:7:8) sts at beg of next and foll 1 (4:0:2:4) alt rows, then 6 (7:7:8:9) sts at beg of foll 5 (2:6:4:2) alt rows and at same time dec 1 st at neck edge of next (next:next:next:3rd) and foll 3 (3:1:1:0) alt rows, then on 1 (1:2:2:2) foll 4th rows.

Work 1 row. Cast off rem 6 (7:7:8:9) sts.

With RS facing, rejoin yarn and cast off centre 29 sts, moss st to end.

Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

SLEEVES

Using 3.25mm needles cast on 39 (39:41:41:43) sts.

Row 1 (RS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Row 2 (WS): K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

These 2 rows form rib.

Cont in rib, shaping sides by inc 1 st at each end of 9th (7th:7th:5th:5th) and 3 (4:4:5:5) foll 12th (10th:10th:8th:8th) rows, taking inc sts into rib. 47 (49:51:53:55) sts

Work a further 5 (3:3:5:5) rows, ending with RS facing for next row (52 rows of rib completed).

Change to 4mm needles.

Now work in moss st as given for back, inc 1 st at each end of 9th (9th:7th:3rd:3rd) and every foll 14th (12th:10th:8th:8th) row to 57 (61:61:57:69) sts, then on every foll - (-:12th:10th:10th) row until there are - (-:65:69:73) sts.

Cont straight until sleeve meas 44.5 (45.5:46.5:46.5:46.5) cm, 17 1/2 (18:18 1/4:18 1/4:18 1/4) in, ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape top

Keeping moss st correct, cast off 6 (6:7:7:8) sts at beginning of next 4 (2:4:2:6) rows, then 7 (7:8:8:0) sts at beginning of foll 2 (4:2:4:0) rows.

Cast off rem 19 (21:21:23:25) sts.

MAKING UP

1 Do not press.

2 Join both shoulder seams using back stitch, or mattress stitch if preferred.

3 Machine wash all pieces before completing sewing together, then block out to dry.

4 Mark points along side seam edges 16 (17:18:19:20) cm, 6 1/4 (6 1/2:7:7 1/2:7 3/4) in, either side of shoulder seams (to denote base of armhole openings).

Setting in the sleeves

Place the centre cast off edge to shoulder seam. Set in sleeves easing sleeveheads into armholes using the staight cast-off method and matching markers along side seams so that back is 10cm (4in) longer than the front. Join side and sleeve seams.

Sew in all ends.

Meazurements

Diagram

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