Dinah's Lacy Jumper by Susan Crawford

Dinah's Lacy Jumper

Knitting
November 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in 4-row twisted stitch pattern using 3.25mm needles (unstretched)
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3.0 mm
957 - 2187 yards (875 - 2000 m)
nine sizes to fit chest measurements between 76 (30in) and 157 62in)
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With stretchy lace, a touch of rib and a neat collar, Dinah’s Lacy Jumper features an easy-to-remember ribbed lace pattern to create an effortless chic top. This elegant yet easy to wear sweater is knit in pieces from the bottom up, commencing with a deep rib. The body of the jumper is knit in a ribbed lace, giving the top a lovely elasticity, with ribbed detail at the yoke and an eye-catching keyhole detail. Sleeves and collar are knit flat, with sleeveheads gathered when seaming to create a slight puff. The result is a showstopping top, perfect for wearing with a pencil skirt or high waisted shorts.

Dinah’s Lacy Jumper is knitted using North fingering weight a soft, fingering weight 100% British wool, spun for us in nearby Yorkshire and dyed in-house by Susan and her team. Shown here in shade Himalayan Blue.

Our model Becky is shown wearing the second size 86-92cm (34-36in) worn with 20cm (8in) of negative ease.

The pattern includes instructions for nine sizes to fit chest measurements between 76 (30in) and 157 62in) and contains clear written instructions plus a comprehensive schematic diagram and sizing chart.

Yarn kits are available at Susan Crawford Vintage.

Yarn
Susan Crawford Excelana North fingering weight, 100% British wool, 75% Cheviot, 25% Bluefaced Leicester (159m / 174yds per 50g skein approx)
4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins, shade Himalayan Blue

Gauge
34 sts and 36 rows = 10cm (4in) over 4-row twisted stitch pattern. We obtained this gauge using 3.25mm needles.
28 sts and 32 rows = 10cm (4in) over rib pattern. We obtained this gauge using 3.25m

Suggested needles
Small Needles: 1 pair 2.75mm (US 2) needles
Large Needles: 1 pair 3.25mm (US 3) needles
Extra Large Needles: 1 pair 3.75mm (US 5) needles

Notions
3.25mm (US D) crochet hook
Waste yarn or stitch holder
1 button

Techniques
Sewing up a garment