This jumper was designed and made whilst I was watching old episodes of Vera. I absolutely love her down to earth nature as well as her utilitarian style. I think this would appeal to her as it is simple enough to work on whilst busy with other things, but with that bit of interest that keeps you wondering what the next part will look like.
It is knitted top down, in the round. The sleeves are raglan and so are knitted together with the yoke, then separated when you get to the body. The sleeves are picked up later and also knitted in the round.
After joining the body in the round you will also add in a contrasting colour. Will you use it for the cuff at the bottom of the body or will you use the main colour?
The sample was knitted using West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-ply. The main colour is a solid yarn, with a variegated yarn to create a contrast at the bottom of the body. The sample uses Cardamom and Blue Tit.
This pattern is produced with the invaluable help of my test knitters and my tech editor – Tabitha Thomas Studios
Scroll down to check out the gallery of photos, both of my Stanhope and also those of my awesome testers. They’re scrumptious.
The Stanhope Sweatter pattern is knitted with 4ply or fingering weight sock yarn. You could substitute any 4ply sock weight yarn. I used 3.25mm and 3.75mm needles. You could fade your yarns from top to bottom, or add extra stripes to use up the patterned yarn, it’s entirely up to you. Or, you can just relax, follow the pattern instructions and you’ll still have a gorgeous, cozy and comfortable sweater to love.add to cart show cart
Swoon-worthy Stanhope Sweater Pattern Information
|Published in||Emma Sadler’s Ravelry Store|
|Category||Accessories – Shawl|
|Suggested Yarn||West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply|
|Yarn Weight||Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?|
|Gauge/Tension||28 stitches and 32 rows = 10 cm in Stocking stitch in the round|
|Needle Size||US 3 – 3.25 mm and US 5 – 3.75 mm|
|Yardage||1590 – 2710 yards (1454 – 2478 m)|
|Sizes Available||36 (38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54) inch chest|
Stunner Stanhope Sweater Pattern Gallery
As always, when I’m knitting for the knitworthy members of my family or dear friends, I consider how they’re going to wear it, wash it, the colours they love and what styles they wear. In this case, it’s for me and I saw this yarn and felt it was perfect for the sweater. I love West Yorkshire Spinner’s sock yarn and the plains/patterns work so well together, but you could use whatever sock yarn you have in your stash!
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