Sunday 4 April 2021

All about the frill! The Knickerbocker Glory Jumper

Sometimes patterns are like buses: it’s quiet for ages then several come along at once! I shared my Daisy Chain Blanket pattern with you last week, but it’s not the only pattern I have in issue 127 of Knit Now. Today I get to share the Knickerbocker Glory Jumper with you all!

The Knickerbocker Glory Jumper is all about frivolity and fun, featuring statement frills on the shoulders, this jumper will definitely make you stand out on your Zoom calls.

I named this jumper after the ice cream sundae because the frills remind me of ice cream wafers!

The jumper is knitted from the top down, and is completely seamless. The Back is worked first as far as the armholes, then stitches are picked up and the Left Front worked as far as the neckline. You then work the Right Front to the neckline before joining the Left and Right Fronts to the Armholes. The Body is joined in the round and knitted straight to the waist, which is finished with a twisted rib hem.

The stitches for the Sleeves are picked up around the Armhole, and the Sleeve Caps are shaped with short rows. The sleeves are worked in the round to the twisted rib cuffs. The Frills are worked by picking up stitches on the Upper Front and Upper Back, worked in twisted rib and shaped using short rows. The sts for the Neckband are picked up along the edge of the Neckline and the Neckband is worked in twisted rib.

The jumper is knitted using Rico Essentials Merino DK,* a delightful yarn that is smooth and firm, and shows up the twisted rib detail beautifully. The pattern is written at a slightly looser gauge than is standard for DK weight yarn, which leads to fabulous drape.

The pattern is size-inclusive, with 9 sizes, with chest circumferences ranging from 82 to 162 cm (32-64 in), so you can choose the size that works for you. The top-down construction means it’s easy to customise the sleeves and body to the length that is perfect for you.

Want to cast on? You can buy Knit Now issue 127 in all good supermarkets and newsagents in the UK now, or you can order a copy online at

You can find the Ravelry pattern page for the Knickerbocker Glory Jumper here** – don’t forget to add the pattern to your Ravelry queue and favourites.

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