Siskin

Colour­work jumper

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TO CRE­ATE this fem­i­nine jumper, the stranded colour­work pan­els for the front and back are worked first, which are then joined at the shoul­ders. Next, stitches are picked up along the edges of the pan­els, and the sides of the jumper are knit­ted in stock­ing stitch with garter stitch ridges. The neck­line is fin­ished with a few rows in garter stitch. Nadya Stalling’s de­sign calls for Rowan’s aran-weight Hemp Tweed, which has a firm han­dle yet feels smooth and soft. It comes in 17 warm, tweedy colours.

PAT­TERN NOTES

This gar­ment is worked in two direc­tions: the cen­tral pan­els of back and front are worked from bot­tom up in two colours, and con­nected at the shoul­ders. Then stitches are picked up for each side, and worked in a sin­gle solid colour side­ways along with the sleeves.

TEX­TURE STITCH PAT­TERN

Row 1 (RS): Knit. Row 2 (WS): Purl. Rows 3-4: Knit. Rep rows 1-4 for pat­tern.

SEWN CAST OFF

Cut the work­ing yarn to at least three times as long as your fin­ished row. Thread yarn onto a tapestry nee­dle. *Pass the yarn nee­dle through the first two sts from right to left. Pass the yarn nee­dle through the first st on the knit­ting nee­dle from left to right. Drop the first st off the knit­ting nee­dle.* Re­peat un­til one st re­mains. Sew through this last st from right to left.

BACK PANEL

Us­ing 4.5mm straight nee­dles and yarn A, cast on 43 ( 43: 43: 43: 51: 51: 51: 51) sts. Knit 3 rows.** Beg with a RS (knit) row, work from chart for 137 ( 137: 137: 147: 147: 147: 158: 158) more rows, end­ing after a row 17 ( 17: 17: 7: 7: 7: 18: 18) of chart. Break yarn B. Cont in st st and yarn A only for 1 ( 1: 1: 1: 1: 1: 2: 2) more rows, end­ing after a WS row. Cast off 2 ( 2: 1: 1: 3: 2: 2: 1) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Place rem 39 ( 39: 41: 41: 45: 47: 47: 49) sts on a holder for Back Neck.

FRONT PANEL

Work as for Back to **. Beg with a RS (knit) row, work from chart for 124 ( 124: 124: 134: 134: 134: 146: 146) rows, end­ing after a row 4 ( 4: 4: 14: 14: 14: 6: 6) of chart. Cont in patt through­out shap­ing. First row of shap­ing is worked from row 5 ( 5: 5: 15: 15: 15: 7: 7) of chart.

LEFT FRONT NECK

Row 1 (RS): Patt 14 ( 14: 14: 14: 17: 17: 17: 16) and turn, work­ing on last 14 ( 14: 14: 14: 17: 17: 17: 16) sts only. Row 2 and all WS rows: Work in patt to end. Row 3: Work to last 4 ( 4: 4: 4: 4: 5: 5: 5) sts and turn, plac­ing th­ese 4 ( 4: 4: 4: 4: 5: 5: 5) sts on waste yarn. Row 5: Work to last 3 ( 3: 3: 3: 4: 4: 4: 4) sts and turn, plac­ing th­ese 3 ( 3: 3: 3: 4: 4: 4: 4) sts on waste yarn. Row 7: Work to last 2 ( 2: 3: 3: 3: 3: 3: 3) sts and turn, plac­ing th­ese 2 ( 2: 3: 3: 3: 3: 3: 3) sts on waste yarn. Row 9: Work to last 2 sts and turn, plac­ing th­ese 2 sts on waste yarn. Rows 11, 13 and 15: Work to last st and turn, plac­ing this 1 st on waste yarn. 2( 2: 1: 1: 3: 2: 2: 1) sts rem. Row 16: As row 2. Cast off.

RIGHT FRONT NECK

Place 15 ( 15: 15: 15: 17: 17: 17: 19) cen­tre sts on a holder for Front Neck, re­join yarn to Right Neck with RS fac­ing and cont as foll on rem 14 ( 14: 14: 14: 17: 17: 17: 16) sts. Row 1 and all RS rows: Work in patt to end. Row 2 (WS): Work to last 4 ( 4: 4: 4: 4: 5: 5: 5) sts and turn, plac­ing th­ese 4 ( 4: 4: 4: 4: 5: 5: 5) sts on waste yarn. Row 4: Work to last 3 ( 3: 3: 3: 4: 4: 4: 4) sts and turn, plac­ing th­ese 3 ( 3: 3: 3: 4: 4: 4: 4) sts on waste yarn. Row 6: Work to last 2 ( 2: 3: 3: 3: 3: 3: 3) sts and

turn, plac­ing th­ese 2 ( 2: 3: 3: 3: 3: 3: 3) sts on waste yarn. Row 8: Work to last 2 sts and turn, plac­ing th­ese 2 sts on waste yarn. Rows 10, 12 and 14: Work to last st and turn, plac­ing this 1 st on waste yarn. 2( 2: 1: 1: 3: 2: 2: 1) sts rem. Rows 15 and 16: Work in patt to end. Cast off. You should have 39 ( 39: 41: 41: 45: 47: 47: 49) sts on hold for Front Neck.

IN­TERIM FIN­ISH­ING

Block both Cen­tre Pan­els to the mea­sure­ments on block­ing di­a­gram, fol­low­ing any yarn care in­struc­tions on the the ball band. Join 2 ( 2: 1: 1: 3: 2: 2: 1) cast-off sts at each shoul­der.

SIDE PAN­ELS & SLEEVES

(work both the same) With RS fac­ing, us­ing 4.5mm cir­cu­lar nee­dles and yarn A, pick up and knit 106 ( 106: 106: 114: 114: 114: 122: 122) sts up first side of panel to top of shoul­der, pm for shoul­der seam, pick up and knit 106 ( 106: 106: 114: 114: 114: 122: 122) sts down sec­ond side of panel to bot­tom edge. 212 ( 212: 212: 228: 228: 228: 244: 244) sts. Knit 3 rows. Work in Tex­ture Stitch Pat­tern (see Pat­tern Notes) for 30 ( 36: 42: 50: 50: 58: 68: 74) more rows, end­ing after a WS row. Cont in st st, cast off 72 ( 70: 68: 73: 71: 70: 76: 76) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 68 ( 72: 76: 82: 86: 88: 92: 92) sts.

UN­DER­ARM SHAP­ING

Sizes 4-6, 8-10, 12-14, 16-18, 20-22, 24-26 and 28-30 only Cast off 4 ( 3: 3: 4: 3: 3: 2:-) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then cast off 3 ( 3: 3: 3: 3: 2: 2:-) sts at beg of next 2 rows, and then cast off 0 ( 3: 3: 0: 0: 0: 0:-) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 54 ( 54: 58: 68: 74: 78: 84:-) sts. All sizes

SLEEVE SHAP­ING

Beg with a RS (knit) row, work in st st for 4 ( 6: 6: 6: 6: 6: 6: 10) more rows, end­ing after a WS row. Next row (RS dec): K1, K2­tog, work in pat­tern to last 3 sts, SSK, K1. 2 sts dec’d. Work 9 ( 9: 9: 7: 5: 5: 5: 5) rows straight. Rep last 10 ( 10: 10: 8: 6: 6: 6: 6) rows 1( 4: 2: 1: 12: 10: 8: 5) more times. 50 ( 44: 52: 64: 48: 56: 66: 80) sts. Rep RS dec row again. Work 7 ( 7: 7: 5: 3: 3: 3: 3) rows straight. Rep last 8 ( 8: 8: 6: 4: 4: 4: 4) rows 7 ( 3: 6: 11: 2: 5: 9: 15) more times. Rep dec row again. 32 ( 34: 36: 38: 40: 42: 44: 46) sts. Cont straight in st st un­til sleeve mea­sures 45 ( 45: 46: 46: 47: 47: 48: 48) cm, mea­sured straight from cast-off row, end­ing after a RS row. Knit 5 rows. Cast off.

FIN­ISH­ING

Join sleeve seams and side seams.

NECK EDG­ING

Place 78 ( 78: 82: 82: 90: 94: 94: 98) live neck sts on 4.5mm cir­cu­lar nee­dles, beg at cen­tre Back Neck and with RS fac­ing. Rnds 1 and 3: Knit. Rnds 2 and 4: Purl. Cast off neck sts us­ing the sewn cast-off (see Pat­tern Notes). Weave in ends. Block to mea­sure­ments, fol­low­ing any yarn care in­struc­tions on the ball band, and pay­ing close at­ten­tion to the sleeves, neck­line and straight­en­ing the hem line.

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