Jumper with jacquard pattern
The Tilapia Sweater is a comfortable, warm and soft sweater. It is knitted in Diam, a pure merino yarn made from the finest sheep hair. It has a straight fit with straight sleeves and a rounded neckline. The jumper has a jacquard-knit pattern of a fish bank going around the jumper and a goldfish in intarsia going in the opposite direction.
How to knit the jumper?
The Tilapia Sweater is knitted with n°3.5 needles. To make it, you need to know the following techniques:
- Knit knit and purl stitches
- Increase and decrease
- Knitting jacquard
- Pick up stitches and assembly
If you know these techniques, you can start this project. Knitting beginners with some experience will benefit from help with the neckline.
Choose the colour combination you wish to knit. Select the size, taking care to allow for a size just above the child's age for the early ages.
The knitting kit
You will find everything you need in the knitting kit to make the Tilapia Sweater: balls of merino wool, knitting needles as an option, a small 24-carat gold sewing heart and the knitting pattern for sizes 3, 6, 12, 18, 24 months and 4 and 6 years.
To make the jumper, you will also need a few tools, such as a pair of scissors, a tape measure, a wool needle and 2 stitch holders (optional). Visit our haberdashery page to buy your accessories.
Wash your jumper by hand or in the washing machine if it has a balance wool programme. Use little detergent and no fabric softener. The water temperature should be constant and <30°C. Squeeze without wringing out the knitted fabric or, in the machine, at less than 600 rpm. Dry flat in an airy place and iron under steam in the 2-stitch position, using a pattemouille.