Golden Eagle 'Lady's Jumper' by Susan Crawford

Golden Eagle 'Lady's Jumper'

Knitting
November 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
3.0 mm
1740 - 2784 yards (1591 - 2546 m)
eight sizes to fit chest measurements between 76cm (30in) and 152cm (60in)
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The Golden Eagle ‘Lady’s Jumper’ pattern is a textural delight, knit from the bottom up with statement rippling stripes, each one finished with a bow! Knit in pieces and sew, with button closure at the back and shoulder pads to give the sleeve the perfect amount of puff, this stylish knit can be dressed up or down: the perfect party sweater, but also a wonderful way to inject a little fun into an everyday look.

Golden Eagle ‘Lady’s Jumper’ is knitted using Excelana 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 shades Spruce, Plum Jam, Sheffield Steel and French Rose.

Our model Lola is shown wearing the second size 86-92cm (34-36in).

The pattern includes instructions for eight sizes to fit chest measurements between 76cm (30in) and 152cm (60in) 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)
7 (7, 8, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13) skeins, shade Spruce
1 skein, shade Plum Jam
1 skein, shade Sheffield Steel
1 skein, shade French Rose

Gauge
28 sts and 36 rows = 10cm (4in) over stocking stitch after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 3.25mm needles.

Suggested needles
Small needles: 1 pair 2.75mm (US 2) needles
1 2.75mm (US 2) circular needle (Optional)

Large needles: 1 pair 3.25mm (US 3) needles

Notions
Stitch holders or waste yarn
3mm crochet hook
4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7) small buttons