Nessa jumper

Nessa jumper by Jeni Hewlett – The Knitter issue 27

10th January 2011

Nessa jumper by Jeni Hewlett – The Knitter issue 27The design of this bateau-neck jumper by Fyberspates’ Jeni Hewlett will give the illusion that you’ve slaved over the Fair Isle detail. In fact, it uses only two strands, with Jeni’s variegated ‘mixed brights’ yarn providing the impression that multiple separate colours have been used.

You can get hold of this pattern by buying a digital version of The Knitter Issue 27.

The jumper is worked in the round, with the body and sleeves knitted individually, then joined together to work the yoke. Short rows then raise the back of the neck for a neat finish. Fyberspates’ Scrumptious 4ply is soft enough to wear next to delicate skin while being stretchy enough for a comfortable smooth, snug fit. The clean, unfussy lines of the design are classic while feeling youthful and modern.

The name of the jumper comes from the Greek word for butterfly, and this feminine stitching lifts an otherwise elegant but plain top into something a bit special. If you choose to, you can match your accessories to any of the colours for a chic look. Ideal for winter gatherings or more casual affairs depending on what you team it with, this jumper should see you through until summer.

Nessa jumper size and yarn – The Knitter issue 27

Needles & Accessories

3.5mm (UK 10-9/US 4) circular needles – different lengths will be needed for body, sleeves and yoke. DPNs may be used for sleeves if desired. Stitch markers, waste yarn


241/2 stitches and 40 rows to 10cm over st st before washing. 27 sts and 35 rows after washing

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