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Devonia Cream Jumper - by Francesca Hughes


This cosy jumper is what I reach for when I want something to sling on and feel good. The baggy shape allows room for movement whilst providing warmth. The stitch pattern worked for the main fabric is simple and effective whilst cables follow all seams of the raglan jumper. Knit from bottom up in pieces and seamed at the end, adding i-Cord bind offs to the bottom trim and flattering neck line. Wear your Devonia Cream with jeans, high waisted skirts or over smart dresses. Wear the short version with plenty of positive ease for a casual slouchy fit. Or wear the long version with less ease for a smarter elegent feel. 

Yarn: John Arbon Textiles Devonia, DK (50% Exmoor Blueface, 30% Devon Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Devon Wensleydale; 233 metres per 100g)

Short version: 4 (4, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) skeins 

Long Version 6 (7, 7, 8, 10, 10, 10, 11) skeins

Needles: 3.75mm needles / 3.25 circular needles 

Notions: Darning needle, 4 stitch markers, cable needle 

Gauge: 26 sts x 32 rows = 10 cm / 4" over main stitch pattern on larger needles after blocking

Garment Bust: 88 (93, 102, 113, 123, 128, 137, 148] cm / 34 1⁄2 (36 1⁄2, 40, 44 1⁄4, 48, 50 1⁄2, 54 58 1⁄2)” - designed to be worn with 10-15cm (4-6in) positive ease (short version) / 0-5cm (0-2”) positive ease (long version).

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Welcome to John Arbon Textiles' website, every page adorned with our luxury Yarns & Fibre Tops, a fine array of woolly wonders.

Nestled in the heart of North Devon, our Mill is one of only a handful of small-scale, specialist worsted processing & spinning Mills still operating in the UK. Full of refurbished machinery John has rescued over the years, with some newer additions along the way, the Mill is where we create, develop and make all our Yarn & Fibre Tops ranges. The new Mill arrival, Italian cone winder (Gino) has settled in splendidly, whilst Gillian the skeiner (one of our oldest machines at over 100 years of age) has had a re-vamp & is running smoother than ever.

Some of our ranges are... Knit by Numbers (100% organically farmed Merino in over 100 gradient shades), Exmoor Sock (our newest addition), Exmoor Zwartbles 4ply & DK (wonderfully woolly & hardwearing), Harvest Hues (bouncy with deep, rich shades), and Devonia (brimming with drape and lustre). Many of these glorious ranges are made using sheep reared and sheared on our doorstep in Devon, as it is important to John to incorporate local & rare breed fleeces wherever possible.

This last year has been a rollercoaster of woolly excitement - we passed the sock side of our business onto Kim Kearney (Arbon Socks) in order to focus wholeheartedly on producing our specialist Yarn & Tops. Our South Molton Mill folk, led enthusiastically by John, are Helena, Jack, Phil, Tash & Frankie (who's come back to the fold proper) - a fantastic team of woolly magicians. Generous amounts of backup comes from Juliet & Sonja (an invaluable new addition) based at our Lynton shop & office, which steadfast assistance from Judi & Ginette.

2019 sees our 5th Mill Open Weekend & Sale on 8th & 9th June, whilst we look forward to attending shows such as Unravel, Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Wonderwool, Woolfest, Fibre East & Yarndale.

Thanks to all our loyal customers for your warm wholehearted support & encouragement. We couldn't do it without you.

All the best indeed

John & Juliet


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