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Fair Isle Diamond Yoke Jumper Pattern Knitting Pattern

Fair Isle Diamond Yoke Jumper Pattern

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    Aran / Worsted

  • designer


    Sian Brown

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 6 / 4.0mm, US 7 / 4.5mm, US 8 / 5.0mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type

    Straight, Cable Needle

  • Techniques


    Cables, Fair Isle, Rib

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What you need to know

Take your knitting skills up a notch with Siân Brown's Fair Isle diamond yoke jumper.

It’s essential to have a comfortable go-to sweater that can be worn anywhere, particularly at Christmas. This stylish diamond-patterned jumper with elegant cable detail is perfect both for casual daytime wear and those spontaneous drinks and extended last-minute gatherings that happen throughout the festive season. It features a simple Fair Isle motif that’s a perfect introduction to this technique.

What do I need?

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Aran, shades 10 Silver, 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10) 50g balls, 04 Red, 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) 50g balls
Needles: 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm
Cable needle
Stitch holder
Tapestry needle


Dress Size (approx): 8 (10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20)
To fit bust (cm): 82 (86, 92, 97, 102, 107, 112)
Actual bust (cm): 90 (95, 102, 107, 113, 119, 125)
Length to shoulder (cm): 54 (56, 58, 60, 62, 64, 66)

Top knit tip

The cable pattern for the sleeves is the same as for the back and front, but the number of stitches at the beginning and end of each row are different. Rows 1-4 sets the position of the Main pattern on the sleeves. As you continue to work the 32 row cable pattern ensure that your cable repeat is in the same relative position as it was on the Back and Front, taking the increases on every eighth row into account as you go.

Meet the designer

Siân Brown is a designer for magazines, yarn companies and publishers. She completed a fashion and textiles degree before starting a successful career in knitwear, which included her becoming a visiting lecturer at London College of Fashion. If you enjoyed making this pattern, then why not make this heart lace top? Visit this page to see more designs from Siân.

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Techniques: Cables, Fair Isle, Rib

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