Helvellyn (Lady) is a feminine raglan jumper in stockinette stitch which features a nice stranded colourwork pattern in the lower body and sleeves.
The construction is top-down. You start by knitting the neckline in the round with 2×2 ribbing. German short row technique helps you lower the front of the jumper compared to the back, while knitting the raglan increases at the same time. The sleeves are put on hold to knit the body. Once the body is done, they are then knitted one by one.
A child version of this pattern is available under the name “Helvellyn (Little)” in the book “Tricoter le jacquard en rond”, Anna Dervout, Ed.Eyrolles.
Sizes: Finished bust measurements – 80, 85 (90, 95, 100, 105, 110) 115, 120, 125, 130cm
Recommended ease: between 0 & 8 cm of positive ease
Gauge: 25 sts x 38 r = 10 cm in stockinette in 3.5mm/US 4 needles
(or another size depending on your gauge)
Yarn(s): Sport/fingering weight: about 875, 925 (975, 1025, 1075, 1115, 1175) 1250, 1350, 1450, 1550 meters of main colour and 50, 50 (50, 50, 50, 50, 60) 60, 60, 60, 60 meters of contrasting colour.
Merino Sport, La Bien Aimée, colourway Emeline & Clay.
Knitted with 5cm of positive ease.
Needles: recommended needles (or another size to get the gauge):
3.5mm/US 4 for body and sleeves
3.25mm for ribbing
Notions: stitch markers, scrap yarn, tapestry needle
Techniques: knitting in the round, German short rows, increases, colorwork, ribbing 2×2.
This pattern is a digital pdf. Once your order has been processed, you will automatically receive an order confirmation email. In the email, click on the name of the pattern (in purple) under the title téléchargements (downloads) and the pattern will open as a pdf file on your device.