Debbie Bliss two colour raglan jumper with amended neckline

Indigo jumper with Fair Isle band. (from Debbie Bliss’s two colour raglan jumper with amended higher neck)

I love this jumper pattern and have made it many times but I’ve always felt the neck was a bit too big and got even bigger with wear. I only really started knitting 2-3 years ago (making up this very pattern for a toddler) and as I’ve become a bit more skilled and confident I thought I’d have a go at making the jumper with a higher neckline.

Fair Isle band on indigo jumper

To put it simply:

continue the sleeves for another 4 rows (2 knitting rows with decreases at either end, each followed by a pearl row);

For the front: leave 6 fewer stitches (3 each side) on the needle holder  (adding the 3 each side to the decreasing which forms the curve of the neck).

For the back, add one more row after the pattern ends, followed by a pearl row. Then decrease one stitch each side on the next two knit rows (each followed by a pearl).

There will now be fewer stitches and the neck will be that bit tighter. The next jumper I do I will note down stitch numbers more accurately but I was so carried away with excitement as it was looking good that I raced ahead.

Simple Fair Isle band on jumper sleeve

To finish off I used Jenny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off which gives a lovely looking edge yet has the stretch to easily accommodate small people’s surpriisngly large heads. I’m not giving a YouTube link here because there are several videos and none are without irritation.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.


  1. Posted December 16, 2017 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    I do know the feeling about racing ahead when it’s going well! It makes it hard to reproduce, but it is such a thrill, isn’t it!

    • Mary Addison
      Posted December 22, 2017 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

      However old one gets, Rachel, a rush of enthusiasm is hard to hold back on!

  2. Nella
    Posted December 18, 2017 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Well done Mary! Your little grandson looks suitably impressed (love the crown)

    • Mary Addison
      Posted December 22, 2017 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

      Thank you Nella. And his mum likes it too.

  3. Linda Pennell
    Posted December 20, 2017 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    Oh anatural model! Jumper looks great.
    And Happy Christmas!
    I much enjoy your posts. X

    • Mary Addison
      Posted December 22, 2017 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

      Aren’t all little ones natural models Linda – their parents are constantly taking photographs of them with their phones?!

One Trackback

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>


  • December 2017
    M T W T F S S
    « Nov   Jan »
  • Photographs & Media

    Please attribute any re-uploaded images to Addison Embroidery at the Vicarage or Mary Addison and link back to this website. And please do not hot-link images!