‘She expected every moment that some of the gentlemen would enter the room. She wished, she feared that the master of the house might be amongst them; and whether she wished or feared it most, she could scarcely determine.’ (Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 45)
The pattern for Pemberley is also available in my book, Novel Knits.
The jumper (US ‘sweater’) is knitted seamlessly in the round from the bottom up with raglan shaping at the yoke and a steeked neckline. Thus purling in the colourwork pattern is entirely avoided. The shaped front panel is created with a clever use of increases and decreases to make the colourwork bands travel, a technique inspired by the work of fellow designer, Kieran Foley. For guidance with the advanced knitting techniques involved please see the tutorials at my Knitting School.
The pattern is graded for a range of ten sizes, from 32 to 50 inch chest circumferences. When finished the jumper has 2.5cm/1″ of positive ease at the chest.
Needles used are 3mm/US 2½ circulars in 60cm/24″, 80cm/32″, and 100cm/40″ lengths, or size required to get the required tension/gauge. This is 32 stitches and 40 rounds = 10cm/4″ in stranded pattern before blocking, and 29.2 stitches and 36 rounds = 10cm/4″ after blocking.
The pictured sample was made with Jamieson’s and Smith’s shetland jumnperweight, a 4ply/fingering weight wool yarn that comes in a wide variety of colours.
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