A Great British Knit

This lovely scoop neck pullover features sheep, needles and yarn, a choice of national flowers (roses, thistles, daffodils, or shamrocks) and flags of the patron saints of Scotland, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Side shaping and mitered armholes create a flattering fit so that you can show off your sheepy love with style!

The pullover is knitted seamlessly in the round from the bottom up. It includes steeks for the armholes, and for the front and back necklines. The pattern provides full written instructions for each stage of the project, and charts for the stranded fair isle patterns. For guidance with the advanced knitting techniques involved please see ‘Tutorials’.

The pattern is graded for a range of ten sizes, from 32 to 50 inch chest circumferences.

The pictured sample was made with Jamieson and Smith shetland jumnperweight. This is a 4ply/fingering weight wool yarn that comes in a wide variety of colours. You may substitute this with other 4ply/fingering weight wool yarns. If using the stated yarn you will need the following shades in the given amounts for your chosen size:

021 (dark blue); 2 balls in all sizes
FC47 (dark blue); 1 ball for size 32, 2 balls for all other sizes
014 (light blue); 2 balls in all sizes
054 (dark grey); 1 ball in all sizes
027 (medium grey); 2 balls for 50 chest, 1 ball in all other sizes
203 (light grey); 1 ball for sizes 32 – 42, 2 balls for sizes 44 – 50
001 (white); 3 balls in all sizes
1403 (red); 1 ball in all sizes
023 (yellow); 1 ball in all sizes
118 green; 1 ball in all sizes
049 (purple); 1 ball in all sizes

If knitting the daffodils you will also require one ball of shade # 2 (orange).

Suggested needle size is 3mm/US 2½ circular needles, or the size required to get tension/gauge. This is 32 stitches and 40 rounds per 10cm/4″ in stranded pattern. For the armhole and neck edgings you will need a 2.5mm/US 1½ needle that is 80cm/32″ long.

 

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