Gartan Jumper by Jane Ellison

Gartan Jumper

March 2023
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
897 - 1173 yards (820 - 1073 m)
108cm/42.5ins thru to 154cm/60.5ins
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For this pattern you need:

Yarn & Amounts: 13(14:15:16:17) 50g balls of Soft Donegal Chunky (100% Merino Wool, 63m/68yds per 50g


Actual Chest Measurements:
108 (120, 131, 142, 154)cms/42½ (47¼, 51½, 55¾, 60½)ins

Length (from shoulder):
60 (62, 64, 66, 68)cms/23½, 24½, 25¼, 26, 26¾)ins

Sleeve Length (all sizes):

I love designing simple, easy to knit patterns that might look complicated to the beginner but are very easy to knit. And for the experienced knitter? I like to create simple patterns as refreshers in-between complicated patterns or mindless knitting, to sit with and relax and switch off.

This oversized jumper is a great simple shape that fits all sizes and genders perfectly. In fact it was a request for more gentlemen jumpers that led me to design this garment. It is an easy knit that is great for beginners but just my favourite type of knitting for experienced knitters. I call these simple shapes ‘refresher” knitting for experienced knitters. Or ‘amuse bouche’ which are appetisers used between main courses in fancy restaurants. They literally mean mouth amuser in French. I believe they were palette cleansers to get you ready for your next taste sensation. So for experienced knitters that is how I feel my knitting is like, some mindless knitting before you start another complicated fairisle or cable. This jumper is Rhi, the work experience student, first choice of garment after knitting her scarf. She’s addicted and ready to knit her first garment already!