SLOUCHY JUMPER

This is the time when you re­alise that a slouchy jumper is just what your au­tumn needs. By Bry­ony Hitch­cock.

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What’s not to love about this ca­sual jumper with a cos­mic feel? De­signer Bry­ony Hitch­cock says, “this is worked in moss or seed stitch, which is fast to hook, be­cause you cro­chet into chain spa­ces, rather than the tops of the stitches. The jumper has a won­der­ful drape, to keep you cosy and com­fort­able, and it holds its shape well after wash­ing.”

NOTES

The model (size 8) is wear­ing the sec­ond size. The Jumper is worked from the bot­tom up in sep­a­rate pieces with a slight in­crease at both sides for the Sleeves. The rib at the hem and the cuff is worked back and forth in short rows, then the stitches for the Body and the Sleeves are worked into the row ends of the rib. The Sleeves are seamed at the un­der­arm and a neck­line edg­ing is sewn in place. The Chart on the op­po­site page shows the colour changes and po­si­tion of cross stitches.

BACK

Cut off a 20cm length of Vi­o­let and set aside for the Sleeve Ex­ten­sion later.

RIB

With Dark Vi­o­let, ch11.

Row 1 (RS) Dc in sec­ond ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [10 sts]

Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in bl of next 10 sts, turn.

Re­peat Row 2 un­til there are a to­tal of 99 (108: 117: 126) rows.

MAIN PART

Ro­tate to work in row ends of rib as fol­lows: Row 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), (dc in next row end, dc in next row end, 2dc in next row end) re­peat to end, turn.

[132 (144: 156: 168) sts]

Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st through­out), dc in next 2 sts, (ch1, skip next st, dc in next st), re­peat to end, turn.

Row 3 Ch1, dc in first dc, dc in ch-1 sp, (ch1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp) re­peat to end, work­ing last dc in dc, turn.

Rows 4-91 Re­peat Row 3, chang­ing to Sil­ver at Row 69 and Vi­o­let at Row 74.

Row 92 Work in patt as set to end of row, ch5, turn and re­move the hook, keep­ing a live loop.

Take the piece of yarn re­served for the Sleeve Ex­ten­sion, ch4 with it and ss to the

first st of Row 92. Fas­ten off.

Row 93 Re­turn the hook to the live loop at the end of Row 92, dc in sec­ond ch from hook and in next ch, and con­tinue in patt as set across the sts of Row 92 and the 4 ch in the Sleeve Ex­ten­sion, turn.

[140 (152: 164: 176) sts]

Work a fur­ther 43 (47: 51: 55) rows in patt, do not fas­ten off.

NECK FIRST SIDE

Next row Patt across 38 (38: 44: 50) sts, turn leav­ing rem sts un­worked.

Next row Work in patt. Fas­ten off.

NECK SEC­OND SIDE

Skip the cen­tre 64 (76: 76: 76) sts and re­join the yarn in the next st with RS fac­ing. Work 2 rows in pat­tern on the re­main­ing 38 (38: 44: 50) sts. Fas­ten off.

NECK­LINE EDG­ING MAKE 2

With Vi­o­let, ch5.

Row 1 (RS) Dc in sec­ond ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [4 sts]

Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in bl of next 4 sts, turn.

Row 3 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in bl of next 2 sts, turn leav­ing rem sts un­worked. [2 sts]

Re­peat Row 3 un­til there are a to­tal of 64 (76: 76: 76) rows. Fas­ten off.

FRONT

Re­peat as for Back, but fol­low the Chart (right) for the colour changes for Rows 21-116. Only the cen­tral 102 sts of the rows are rep­re­sented; you will need to work 15 (21: 27: 33) sts on each row be­fore you work from the Chart, and then work the same num­ber of sts on each row after the sts from the Chart. On the Chart each square rep­re­sents a (dc, ch1) on a RS row, and (ch1, dc) on a WS row.

Work with a sep­a­rate ball of the main colour on each side of the con­trast semi-cir­cle, chang­ing colour in the last yrh of the pre­vi­ous st, and twist­ing the ends to­gether to avoid a hole at the join.

See in­struc­tions be­low to help you fol­low the Chart:

Rows 21-26 In Dark Vi­o­let work in patt across.

Row 27 (RS) Work in pat­tern for the first 57 (63: 69: 75) sts, change to Vi­o­let, con­tinue in pat­tern for the next 16 sts, change to Dark Vi­o­let, con­tinue in pat­tern for the next 59 (65: 71: 77) sts, turn.

Row 28 Work in patt for the first 55 (61: 67:

73) sts, change to Vi­o­let, con­tinue in patt for 22 sts, change to Dark Vi­o­let, con­tinue in patt for re­main­ing 55 (61: 67: 73) sts, turn.

Rows 29-116 Con­tinue work­ing in patt, fol­low­ing Chart for colour changes. Re­mem­ber to add the Sleeve Ex­ten­sion on Rows 92 and 93.

SLEEVES MAKE 2

RIB

With Dark Vi­o­let, ch11.

Row 1 Dc in sec­ond ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [10 sts]

Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st) dc in bl of next 10 sts, turn.

Re­peat Row 2 un­til there are a to­tal of 69 (75: 81: 87) rows.

MAIN PART

Ro­tate to work in row ends of rib as fol­lows: Row 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), (dc in next row end, dc in next row end, 2dc in next row end) re­peat to end, turn.

[92 (100: 108: 116) sts]

Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st through­out), dc in next 2 sts, (ch1, skip next st, dc in next st), re­peat to end, turn. Row 3 Ch1, dc in first dc, dc in ch-1 sp, (ch1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp) re­peat to end, work­ing last dc in dc, turn.

Rows 4-90 Re­peat Row 3, chang­ing to Sil­ver at Row 64 and Vi­o­let at Row 85.

TO MAKE UP

Add cross stitch pat­tern to Front us­ing Sil­ver – you can see the po­si­tion of th­ese on the Chart marked with crosses. The crosses are worked around dc sts only. When work­ing cross stitches, keep the work­ing yarn twisted tightly to en­sure well-de­fined stitches and pass the nee­dle through the yarn slightly to the sides of the stitch so it stays in place.

Sew shoul­der seams, and un­der­arm and side seams to­gether with whip­stitch on the WS.

Take a Neck­line Edg­ing piece and join the wider end to the row ends of the Neck First Side on the Back, con­tinue to join the Neck­line edge around. Sew the sec­ond Neck­line Edg­ing to the Front in the same way, work­ing the wider ends in front of the thin­ner ends.

The back is worked up, colour chang­ing as you go, with­out the need for a chart.

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