Lima Jumper Knitting Pattern
The Lima Jumper is inspired by retro knitwear designs but has a contemporary update to make it a striking garment. The easy and wearable shape is offset by the simple and dramatic zig zag detail on the hem and cuffs. The jumper is knitted in Purl Alpaca Fine yarn (equivalent to Sports weight) and on 5mm needles, which creates a lightweight and fine fabric.
The body and sleeves of Lima is knitted in the round, making it a nearly seamless jumper. Great for an intermediate knitter ready to embrace colour work.
Photographed in the colour Alpaca Storm as colour A (main colour) and Alpaca Night as colour B.
Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs 100% pure alpaca Fine yarn
Skill level: Intermediate
Small: to fit approx 92cm/36″ chest (colour A: 7 colour B: 2 balls of yarn)
Medium: to fit approx 100cm/39″ chest (colour A: 7 colour B: 2 balls of yarn)
Large: to fit approx 108cm/42″ chest (colour A: 8 colour B: 2 balls of yarn)
X-Large: to fit approx 116cm/45″ chest (colour A: 9 colour B: 2 balls of yarn)
All sizes are included in the pattern.
Knitted on 4mm and 5mm circular needles, 80 cm cable.
(needles not included)
Tension: 18 sts and 24 rows to 10 cm square over Stocking Stitch using 5mm needles.