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Man’s cosy

Fair Isle jumper

Ca­sual and clas­sic, this crew-neck sweater is the per­fect win­ter warmer. Knit­ted in stock­ing stitch, it’s given a coun­try feel with a sim­ple two­colour geo­met­ric

Fair Isle pat­tern.


To fit chest 102 (107) (112) (117) cm/40 (42) (44) (46) in.

Ac­tual mea­sure­ments 111 (117.5) (124) (130.5) cm/43¾ (46¼) (48¾) (51¼) in.

Side seam 43 (43) (42.5) (41.5) cm/17 (17) (16¾) (16¼) in.

Length to shoul­der All sizes


Sleeve seam All sizes 49.5cm/19½in.

Ma­te­rI­als 6 (6) (7) (8) 50g (155m) balls of Sir­dar Coun­try Style DK (40% ny­lon, 30% wool, 30% acrylic) in Green (Smokey Green 470) and 5 (5) (6) (6) balls in Beige (Na­turelle 409)*. Pair each of 4mm (No. 8) and 3.25mm (No. 10) knit­ting nee­dles; 4 re­mov­able stitch mark­ers or con­trast thread; 3 stitch hold­ers. Yarn is avail­able from theknit­tingnet­

ten­sIon 25 stitches and 27 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over pat­tern, us­ing 4mm nee­dles.


St(s), stitch(es); k, knit; p, purl; ss, stock­ing st (k on right side and p on wrong side); up1, pick up loop ly­ing be­tween nee­dles and k into back of it (to in­crease 1 st); inc, in­crease 1 st (by work­ing into same st twice); tog, to­gether (de­crease, by work­ing as many sts to­gether as stated); dec, de­crease 1 st (by work­ing k2­tog on a k row and p2­tog on a p row).

note Yarn amounts are based on av­er­age re­quire­ments and are there­fore ap­prox­i­mate. In­struc­tions are given for small size. Where they vary, work fig­ures in round brack­ets for larger sizes. In­struc­tions in square brack­ets are worked as stated af­ter 2nd bracket.

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