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
A suggested substitute yarn is shown below.
Skill level: Intermediate
Easy to follow pattern. Armholes a little short, but that could just be me!