Roll neck jumper

Two-yarn trick­ery and Fair Isle de­tail make this vi­brant jumper a team favourite. De­signed by Ruth Maddock.

Simply Knitting - - Contents -

Colour­work to snug­gle up in.

Let the beau­ti­ful yarn in this jumper do most of the hard work with its flat­ter­ing com­bi­na­tion of bright and classic tones.

BACK

Cast on 98 ( 106: 122: 122: 130: 130) sts us­ing 4mm nee­dles and work rib edg­ing as folls: Row 1 (RS) K3, *P4, K4; rep from * to last 7 sts, P4, K3. Row 2 P3, *K4, P4; rep from * to last 7 sts K4, P3. Th­ese 2 rows form the rib patt. Cont in rib patt un­til work mea­sures 12 ( 12: 14: 14: 16: 16) cm from cast- on edge, end­ing af­ter a RS row. Next row ( WS) Patt 17 ( 1:5: 1: 0: 1) sts, *patt 15 ( 12: 3:7: 6: 15) sts, k2­tog, patt 15 ( 12: 3:6: 5: 15) sts; rep from * to last 17 ( 1: 5:1: 0: 1) sts, patt to end. [96 ( 102: 108: 114: 120: 126) sts]

Work in st st for 4 rows start­ing with a knit row, then work from Chart as fol­lows: Row 1 (RS) Beg on st 7 ( 4:1: 9: 6: 3), work to patt rep sec­tion (out­lined in red), work rep sec­tion 4 ( 4:4: 5: 5: 5) times, cont in patt, end­ing on st 36 ( 39: 42: 34: 37: 40). Row 2 Beg on st 36 ( 39: 42: 34: 37: 40), work to patt rep sec­tion (out­lined in red), work rep sec­tion 4 ( 4:4: 5: 5: 5) times, cont in patt, end­ing on st 7 ( 4:1: 9: 6: 3). Work in patt as set un­til Chart is com­pleted, then cont in st st and Yarn A only un­til work mea­sures 43cm from cast- on edge, end­ing af­ter a WS row.

SHAPE ARMHOLES

Cast off 5(5: 5: 5: 6: 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows. [86 ( 92: 98: 104: 108: 114) sts] Dec 1 st at each end of next 2 ( 2:4: 6: 6: 6) rows. [82 ( 88: 90: 92: 96: 102) sts] Dec 1 st at each end of ev­ery foll RS row 4(4: 4: 4: 4: 5) times. [74 ( 80: 82: 84: 88: 92) sts]** Cont straight un­til arm­hole mea­sures 20 ( 21: 22: 23: 24: 25) cm, end­ing af­ter a WS row.

SHAPE SHOUL­DER

Cast off 8( 10: 10: 10: 11: 12) sts at beg of next 2 rows. [58 ( 60: 62: 64: 66 : 68) sts] Cast off 9( 10: 11: 11: 11: 12) sts, at beg of next 2 rows. Leave rem 40 ( 40: 40: 42: 44: 44) sts on a stitch holder.

FRONT

Work as for Back to **. [74 ( 80: 82: 84: 88: 92) sts]

Cont straight un­til arm­hole mea­sures 9 ( 9: 10: 10: 11: 12) cm, end­ing af­ter a WS row.

SHAPE LEFT NECK

K26 ( 29: 30: 31: 32: 34) sts, turn and work on th­ese sts only as fol­lows: Next row ( WS) Purl. Dec 1 st at neck edge only of next 4 rows. [22 ( 25: 26: 27: 28: 30) sts] Dec 1 st at neck edge of next and ev­ery foll alt row 5 ( 5:5: 6: 6: 6) times. [17 ( 20: 21: 21: 22: 24) sts] Cont with­out shap­ing un­til arm­hole mea­sures 20 ( 21: 22: 23: 24: 25) cm end­ing with a WS row.

SHAPE SHOUL­DER

Cast off 8( 10: 10: 10: 11: 12) sts, at beg of next row. Purl 1 row. Cast off rem 9 ( 10: 11: 11: 11: 12) sts.

“I love to throw on a...” “...pully for walks in the woods and a pub lunch. This knit is a great ad­di­tion to plain jeans and prac­ti­cal wellies.”

Deb­ora Bradley, Edi­tor- in- Chief

SHAPE RIGHT NECK

With RS fac­ing slip next 22 ( 22: 22: 22: 24: 24) sts onto a stitch holder, re­join yarn to rem 26 ( 29: 30: 31: 32: 34) sts and knit to end of row. Next row ( WS) Purl. Dec 1 st at neck edge only of next 4 rows. [22 ( 25: 26: 27: 28: 30) sts] Dec 1 st at neck edge of ev­ery foll RS row 5(5: 5: 6: 6: 6) times. [17 ( 20: 21: 21: 22: 24) sts]

Cont with­out shap­ing un­til arm­hole mea­sures 20 ( 21: 22: 23: 24: 25) cm end­ing with a RS row.

SHAPE SHOUL­DER

Cast off 8( 10: 10: 10: 11: 12) sts, at beg of next row. Knit 1 row. Cast off rem 9 ( 10: 11: 11: 11: 12) sts.

SLEEVES

Cast on 74 ( 82: 82: 90: 90: 98) sts us­ing 4mm nee­dles and work in rib as given for the back for 15 ( 15: 19: 19: 23: 23) rows. Next row ( WS) P3, *K1, k2­tog, K1, P4; rep from * to last 7 sts, K1, k2­tog, K1, P3. [65 ( 72: 72: 79: 79: 86) sts] Next row (RS) K3, *P3, K4; rep from * to last 6 sts P3, K3. Next row P3, *K3, P4; rep from * to last 6 sts, K3, P3. Rep th­ese last 2 rows 2 more times and RS row once more. Next row ( WS) P3, *K1, k2­tog, P4; rep from * to last 6 sts, K1, k2­tog, P3. [56 ( 62: 62: 68: 68: 74) sts] Next row (RS) K3, *P2, K4; rep from * to last 5 sts P2, K3. Next row P3, *K2, P4; rep from * to last 5 sts, K2, P3.

Rep th­ese last 2 rows 2 more times.

Next row (RS) K3, *P2, K1, k2­tog, K1; rep from * to last 5 sts, P2, K3. [48 ( 53: 53: 58: 58: 63) sts]

Next row P3, *K2, P3; rep from * to last 5 sts, K2, P3.

Next row (RS) K3, *P2, K3; rep from * to last 5 sts, P2, K3. Rep th­ese last 2 rows un­til work mea­sures 12 ( 12: 14: 14: 16: 16) cm. Next row ( WS) Patt as set, and dec 0 ( 1: 1:0: 0: 1) sts at end of row.

[48 ( 52: 52: 58: 58: 62) sts]

Now work in st st for 4 rows start­ing with a knit row, then work from chart as fol­lows:

Row 1 (RS) Beg on st 9 ( 7:7: 4: 4: 2), work to patt rep sec­tion (out­lined in red), work rep sec­tion twice, cont in patt, end­ing on st 34 ( 36: 36: 39: 39: 41).

Row 2 Beg on st 34 ( 36: 36: 39: 39: 41), work to patt rep sec­tion (out­lined in red), work rep sec­tion twice, cont in patt, end­ing on st 9 ( 7:7: 4: 4: 2). Work in patt as set un­til the chart is com­pleted.

Cont in st st and Yarn A only AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st at each end of next row and ev­ery foll 5th row un­til there are 76 ( 80: 84: 86: 90: 94) sts, then con­tinue with­out shap­ing un­til sleeve mea­sures 48 ( 50: 52: 53: 53: 55) cm from cast- on edge, end­ing af­ter a WS row.

SHAPE TOP

Cast off 5(5: 5: 5: 6: 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows. [66 ( 70: 74: 76: 78: 82) sts] Dec 1 st at each end of next 8 ( 6:6: 6: 6: 6) rows. [50 ( 58: 62: 64: 66: 70) sts] Dec 1 st at each end of ev­ery foll RS row 4(4: 4: 4: 5: 6) times.

[42 ( 50: 54: 56: 56: 58) sts] Work 10 ( 12: 12: 16: 16: 16) rows straight, then dec one st at each end of ev­ery row 10 ( 12: 14: 14: 14: 14) times. [22 ( 26: 26: 28: 28: 30) sts] Cast off 5 sts at beg of next four rows. Cast off rem 2 ( 6:6: 8: 8: 10) sts.

TO MAKE UP

Block gen­tly to mea­sure­ments, fol­low­ing any yarn care in­struc­tions on the ball band. Join right shoul­der seam.

NECKBAND

With RS fac­ing, pick up and knit 27 ( 27:

33: 32: 33: 33) sts evenly along left side of neck, knit across the 22 ( 22: 22: 22: 24:

24) sts for front neck, then pick up and knit 27 ( 27: 33: 32: 33: 33) sts along right side of neck, and then knit across the 40 ( 40: 40: 42: 44: 44) sts of back neck. Now work on th­ese 116 ( 116: 128: 128: 134: 134) sts for neck edg­ing.

Row 1 ( WS) P3, *K2, P4; rep from * to last 5 sts, K2, P3.

Row 2 K3, *P2, K4; rep from * to last 5 sts P2, K3. Rep th­ese 2 rows twice more.

Row 7 ( WS) P3, *K1, kfb, P4; rep from * to last 5 sts, K1, kfb, P3. [135 ( 135: 149: 149: 156: 156) sts] Row 8 (RS) K3, *P3, K4; rep from * to last 6 sts P3, K3.

Row 9 P3, *K3, P4; rep from * to last 6 sts K3, P3. Rep th­ese 2 rows four times more.

Row 18 (RS) K3, *P3, K4; rep from * to last 6 sts P3, K3.

Row 19 P3, *K2, kfb, P4; rep from * to last 6 sts K2, kfb, P3. 154 ( 154: 170: 170: 178: 178) sts Row 20 K3, *P4, K4; rep from * to last 7 sts P4, K3. Row 21 P3, *K4, P4; rep from * to last 7 sts K4, P3. Rep th­ese last 2 rows un­til neck edg­ing mea­sures 25cm. Cast off loosely in rib pat­tern.

Join left shoul­der and col­lar, then sew side seams and sleeve seams. Pin sleeve into arm­hole and us­ing small back­stitches sew into place. Weave in ends and gen­tly block to mea­sure­ments, fol­low­ing any yarn care in­struc­tions on the ball band.

Choose from 27 zingy shades of for King Cole Riot this vi­brant knit Ruth Maddock “In­spired by walks in the coun­try­side, mis! moors and sit"ng by the #re, this sweater is great to snug­gle up in as we head into the win­ter months.” MEET OUR DE­SIGNER

Make sure the ten­sion in your Fair Isle sec­tion is nice and loose to pre­vent the jumper from pulling.

A sim­ple, straight­for­ward Back de­sign al­lows the var­ie­gated yarn to do what it does best.

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