Linda Parkhouse knitted tartan

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In Simply Knitting issue 143 is this sixties-style tartan sweater, designed by Linda Parkhouse and knitted in MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino.

18th February 2016

In 10 sizes to fit UK size 8 to UK size 26, it's knitted in MillaMia's Naturally Soft Merino, which gives great stitch definition.

Reverse of jumper

Linda has used five shades of MillaMia Merino yarn, from the white Snow and pale blue of Forget Me Not, through to the mid blue Seaside used for the body of the sweater, and then the dark Midnight blue and the bright Fuchsia pink highlights. MillaMia yarn is now available exclusively from LoveKnitting, so click here to browse the range.

If you want to change the colours it's best to choose a similar range of shades as Linda used. Try four tones of one shade, from light to dark, plus a bright contrast colour.

Tartan knitted jumperThe collar is knitted separately in garter stitch and then attached at the end. We also suggest pinning the pockets in place before sewing them on, to ensure they're evenly spaced.

For more MillaMia patterns click here to see their collections - including a selection of free patterns here.

And to see more of our patterns in issue 143 - including a free online preview - click here.

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