Winter doesn’t stand a chance with Fran Morgan’s chunky bobble jumper, hooked up in warmest wool
YOU WILL NEED
■ Novita Nordic Wool (100% wool, 50g/155m):
Rock (048) Pomegranate (532)
Off White (010)
See table for yarn quantities and measurements
■ A 4mm (US G/6) hook
For the yarn, visit John Lewis stores or order from www.johnlewis.com
16 sts and 8 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over treble crochet (without colourwork) using a 4mm hook
17 sts and 8 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over colourwork pattern worked in treble crochet, using a 4mm hook
puff stitch (shown as P on the Chart) (Yrh, insert hook in st indicated, yrh and pull up loop) 3 times, yrh and draw through all loops on hook
For a full list, see page 92 Go all out with this snug, soft and sturdy number, hooked up in four gorgeous shades of pure wool and using a classic shape updated with a bishop sleeve. Pick your size for a comfy fit or go a size bigger for full-on relaxation mode.
The Jumper is worked in one piece from the bottom up to the armholes, turning at the end of every round. It is divided into front and back at the armholes and worked in rows back and forth from this point. Sleeves are worked in the round from the top down, turning at the end of every round.
The pattern for the colourwork section is shown on the Chart on the page opposite. Stitches are increased before the colourwork to allow for a tighter tension over this section. The measurement given for the bust is taken using the tension and stitch count of the colourwork section.
FRONT AND BACK
With a 4mm hook and Rock, ch168 (184: 200: 216), ss to first ch to join into the round, being careful not to twist.
Round 1 (RS) Ch3 (counts as first tr throughout), tr in each st around, ss to top of beg ch-3, turn. [168 (184: 200: 216) sts] Repeat Round 1 until work measures 29 (31: 33: 35)cm ending with a RS round. Next round (WS) Ch3, 19 (21: 23: 25) tr, 2tr in next st, *20 (22: 24: 26) tr, 2tr in next st; rep from * 6 times more, ss to top of beg ch-3, turn. [176 (192: 208: 224) sts]
On the Chart, each square represents 1 treble stitch, except for the central stitch of each diamond marked with P for puff stitch (see abbreviations). All RS rows are read from right to left and WS rows from left to right. Change colour in the last yrh of the previous st, carrying the unused colour across the back of the work. Twist the ends of the yarn together to avoid a hole forming at the colour change. Repeat the 8 sts in the Chart 22 (24: 26: 28) times to complete the round.
For the first 11 (11: 10: 9) rows of the Chart, continue working in the round, turning at the end of each round.
DIVIDE FOR ARMHOLES
On the next row, work 11 (12: 13: 14) repeats of the Chart then turn to work back and forth in rows. At the same time, increase 1 st at each end of the row by working 2 tr into the same stitch. Work these sts in Rock. These 2 extra sts are not included on the Chart; they are added as a seam allowance. [90 (98: 106: 114) sts] For the Back, continue working back and forth in rows, following the colour changes on the Chart, until you have worked Row 27 on the Chart. Fasten off.
Rejoin the yarn in the next unworked st of the Front, making sure that you are working from the same side as the first divided row on the Back, increase at each end of the first row as before and continue working in rows following the Chart to match the Back. Fasten off.
SLEEVES BOTH ALIKE
With a 4mm hook and Rock, ch65 (68: 71: 75) sts, ss to first ch to join into the round, being careful not to twist.
Round 1 (WS) Ch3 (counts as first tr throughout), tr in each st around, ss to top of beg ch-3, turn. [65 (68: 71: 75) sts]
Round 2 As Round 1.
Round 3 Ch2, tr in next st (counts as tr2tog), tr in each st to end of round, ss to to top of first tr, turn. [64 (67: 70: 74) sts] Repeat the last 3 rounds a further 8 times. [56 (59: 62: 66) sts].
FOR SIZE 12 14 ONLY
Repeat Round 3. [- (58: -: -) sts]
Cont without shaping until Sleeve measures 40cm, ending with a WS row.
Worked from the RS throughout.
Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), (dc2tog) around, ss to first dc. [28 (29: 31: 33) sts]
Round 2 Ch1, dc in each st around, ss to first dc.
Rounds 3-5 Ch2 (counts as htr), htr in each st around, ss to top of beg ch-2.
Round 6 Ch1, dc in each st around, ss to first dc. Fasten off.
TO MAKE UP
Sew together at shoulders for 26 (30: 34: 38) sts on each side, leaving 36 sts open in the centre for the neckline.
Sew Sleeves evenly into armholes.
Join Rock in the first unworked st on the Back neckline with RS facing.
Row 1 (RS) Ch2 (counts as htr throughout), htr in each st of the Back neckline, turn.
Row 2 Ch2, htr in each st across. Fasten off. Turn down the corners on each side of the Collar and sew the row ends to each side of the Front neckline.
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
To make this pattern easier to follow, we’ve colour-coded the sizing instructions – simply follow the relevant column.
Width a: 52 (56.5: 61.5: 66)cm 20 (22 : 24 : 26)inLength b: 64 (66: 68: 70)cm25 (26: 26 : 27 )inSleeve Length c: 45 (45: 45: 45)cm 17 (17 : 17 : 17 )in
The sleeves are worked separately, from the top down, so that you finish with the cuffs