Esme Jumper knitting pattern
Esme Jumper is a fitted design worked with negative ease of around 3-6 cm across the bust. The pieces will appear very small when working due to the cables but it stretches to fit. There are options in the pattern to work a princess style collar or a simple rib edge and there is an option to add sleeves or leave it as a sleeveless top.
X-Small: UK sizes 4-6, to fit approx 73cm/29″ bust (9 balls of yarn)
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33″ bust (10 balls of yarn)
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37″ bust (11 balls of yarn)
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102cm/40″ bust (12 balls of yarn)
X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44″ bust (13 balls of yarn)
Yarn details: Sports/DK weight. Original sample if knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs Fine yarn, 100% alpaca, 116m/50g.
Tension: 20 sts and 29 rows to 10 cm square over Stocking Stitch.
Needles: 4mm needles. Although the dress is worked flat circular needles are recommended due to the amount of stitches at the widest point. 4mm small ciruclar needles (40cm) for armholes and neckline.
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.