Hunter Jumper

This design is straightforward with strong lines, like the steady horsemen and women of the last century. Worked flat and seamed together to maintain structure and shape, this crew neck sweater is bound to be a favorite this season.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 38.5 (41, 44, 48, 50)” / [98 (104, 112, 122, 127) cm] to fit chest 36.5 (39, 42, 46, 48)” / [93 (99, 107, 117, 122) cm] with length 24 (24.5, 25, 26, 26.5)” / [61 (62.5, 64, 66, 67.5) cm].

2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 44”

Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% Alpaca, 50% Wool; 215 yards [198 meters]/100 grams):

6243 Navy (7 (8, 8, 10, 11) skeins)

Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) DPNs or circular for magic loop; US size 4 (3.5 mm) 32” / [81 cm] circular; US size 6 (4.0 mm) 32” / [81 cm] circular

Notions: Stitch Holders (4), tapestry needle, stitch markers (4), dressmaker pins

Abbreviations

SS = Selvage Stitch

K2Tbl (Twisted 2 Stitch Rib) = Work each knit stitch individually through the back of the stitch 

Special Stitches

K2tbl, P2 Rib

Rnd 1: *K2tbl, p2; rep from * around.

Rep Rnd 1 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This Crew Neck, Modified Drop Shoulder Sweater is worked flat in Four pieces. Front,

Back and Two Sleeves. The repeat pattern is worked on a Reverse Stockinette stitch

background with a Twisted 2 Stitch Rib (K2Tbl) pattern worked on each RS row.

A Selvage Stitch (SS) is worked on each side of every row in knit stitch to facilitate ease in sewing and finishing the Sweater. (SS) Selvage Stitches are included in the stitch counts in the pattern.

Work the increases in Reverse St st on the Sleeve up to 10 sts before you begin incorporating the k2tbl pattern.

Circular needles are used for flat knitting to accommodate the large number of stitches.

Double point needles or circular needles (using for the Magic Loop method) are used for the neckline ribbing.

Pattern

Back

Note: Knit Selvage Stitch each side every row.

With smaller circular needles, CO 106 (114, 122, 130, 138) sts.

Row 1 (RS): SS, p3, k2tbl, (p6, k2tbl) 12 (13, 14, 15, 16) times to last 4 sts, p3, SS.

Row 2 (WS): SS, k3, p2, (k6, p2) 12 (13, 14, 15, 16) times to last 4 sts, k3, SS.

Work as established for 1.5”/ [3.5 cm].

Change to larger circular needles.

Work in established patt for 14 (13.5, 13, 13, 13)” / [36 (34.5, 33, 33, 33) cm].

Shape Armholes

At beg of the following 2 rows, BO 7 (9, 11, 11, 13) sts. (92 (96, 100, 108, 112) sts)

Continue in patt until Armholes meas 10 (11, 12, 13, 13.5)” / [26 (28, 31, 33, 34) cm].

Shape Shoulder and Back Neck

Work 30 (30, 30, 32, 34) sts, BO 32 (36, 40, 44, 44) sts, join a new skein of yarn and work 30 (30, 30, 32, 34) sts.

Place Shoulder sts on individual stitch holders.

Front

Note: Knit Selvage Stitch each side every row.

Work as for Back until Armholes meas 6.5 (7.5, 8.5, 9, 9.5)” / [17 (19, 21, 23, 24) cm], ending

with a WS row. (92 (96, 100, 108, 112) sts)

Shape Crewneck (with RS facing)

Work 34 (36, 38, 42, 43), BO 24 (24, 24, 24, 24) sts, join a new skein of yarn and work 34 (36, 38, 42, 43) sts.

Working each side separately, at each neck edge BO 4 sts 0 (1, 1, 1, 1) times. (34 (32, 34, 38, 39) sts)

Dec 1 at each neck edge every RS row 2 (1, 2, 2, 2) times, then dec 1 st at each neck edge every RS row 0 (0, 1, 2, 2) times. (30 (30, 32, 36, 37) sts each side)

Continue working as established to 10 (11, 12, 13, 13.5)” / [26 (28, 31, 33, 34) cm].

Place shoulder sts on separate stitch holders.

Sleeves

Note: Knit Selvage Stitch each side every row

Using smaller circular needles, CO 58 (58, 58, 66, 66) sts.

Row 1 (RS): SS, p3, (k2tbl, p6) 6 (6, 6, 7, 7) times to last 6 sts, k2, p3, SS.

Row 2 (WS): SS, k3, p2, (k6, p2) 6 (6, 6, 7, 7) times to last 4 sts, k3, SS.

Work as established for 1.5” / [3.5 cm].

Change to larger needles.

Begin Increases

Size 36.5 Only

Increase 1 st each side every 2nd row 20 times, then every 3rd row 6 times. (110 sts) 

Size 39 Only

Increase 1 st each side every row 5 times, then every 2nd row 26 times. (120 sts)

Size 42 Only

Increase 1 st each side every row 16 times, then every 2nd row 21 times. (132 sts)

Size 46 Only

Increase 1 st each side every row 11 times, then every 2nd row 27 times. (142 sts)

Size 48 Only

Increase 1 st each side every row 16 times and then every 2nd 25 times. (148 sts)

All Sizes

(110 (120, 132, 142, 148) sts)

Work even until Sleeve meas 19 (21, 23, 24, 24.5)” / [48 (54, 58.5, 61, 62.5) cm].

Mark each end of next row for armhole placement.

Continue in patt for 1” until Sleeve meas 20 (22, 24, 25, 25.5)” / [51 (56, 61, 64, 65) cm].

BO all sts.

Finishing

Block all pieces to Schematic.

Using the 3-Needle BO Method, join shoulder seams.

With smaller DPNs or circular needles and with RS facing, begin at right shoulder seam, pick up and knit 76 (76, 80, 88, 88) sts or an even number of sts approximately 3 sts for every 4 rows.

Join in the rnd and work in K2tbl, P2 Rib for 1” / [2.5 cm].

Change to larger DPNs or circular needles and work for 1” / [2.5 cm].

BO loosely or use Jeny’s Suprisingly Stretchy Bind Off in patt. Sew ribbing in place to wrong side.

Sew sleeve top to Body of sweater centering the top of the sleeve at the shoulder seam.

Sew sleeve seams.

Sew Side Seams.

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