Junior Christmas Jumper pattern available now

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In response to a lot of requests I have finally got my act together and created the Junior Christmas Jumper.


This great little jumper is knit in the round from the bottom up, at which point, the sleeves which are knitted separately are joined to the body and the yoke with the fabulous baby reindeer is then knitted in the round using Fair Isle stranded knitting.

Its a really simple knit so if someone is taking on the challenge of Fair Isle knitting for the first time there isn’t anything else to worry about whilst focusing on using two colours. Neat shaping is worked before and after the reindeer motifs to create a loose fitting, comfortable neck.

I knitted the jumper in Cygnet Wool Rich 4 ply for my friend Verity from Baa Ram Ewe in Leeds who very kindly took the photographs of the jumper on her little boy for the pattern. The pattern however,  offers the choice of using either Cygnet or Excelana 4 ply. The pattern comes in eight sizes to fit from one years old right through to eight years of age and unusually for my patterns has almost NO finishing required other than at the underarm joins.

The pattern contains a combination of charted and written instructions.

Sizes are available to fit as follows:

Age (yrs) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Chest (cm) 48½ 51 54½ 58½ 61 63½ 66 68½
(in) 19 20 21½ 23 24 25 26 27

and the sample garment shown is for an age 2 years: 51cm (20in) chest

Materials needed are as follows:

Excelana 4 Ply Luxury Wool 100% pure new British wool (159m/174yds per 50g ball)
3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) balls shade Ruby Red – MC
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) shade Alabaster – CC
1 2.75mm (US #2) circular needle (length 60 to 80cm)
1 3mm (US #3) circular needle (length 60 to 80cm)
Set of 2.75mm (US #2) Double Pointed Needles (DPNs)
Set of 3mm (US #3) DPNs




Cygnet Wool Rich 4 Ply 75% wool/25% polyamide (205m/224 yds per 50g ball)
2 (2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) balls shade Holly – MC
1 ball for all sizes shade Cream – CC
1 2.75mm (US #2) circular needle (length 60 to 80cm)
1 3.25mm (US #4) circular needle (length 60 to 80cm)
Set of 2.75mm (US #2) DPNs
Set of 3.25mm (US #4) DPNs


Other Notions required:
Stitch markers
Stitch holders
Safety pins

The PDF pattern offering all eight sizes is available for £4.00 which you can purchase directly from my website here

or through ravelry

and finally you can buy Excelana here

This pattern will also be available wholesale for retailers to purchase. Full details of this to follow shortly.

for now
Ruby xx

  1. Mancunian Vintage
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    That's absolutely gorgeous – and in a lovely rich dark green.

    I've wanted to try Fair Isle for a while – so you reckon even someone who hasn't done it before can try it?

    Oof sounds, tempting, might have to add this to my 'Christmas shopping' list 🙂


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