Canisp Jumper – by Emily Williams


Canisp is an adventure in unorthodox construction, with the deceptively simple striped front revealing itself on a closer look to be anything but ordinary.

Narrow stripes highlight the contours of bias-knit sleeves; wrapping organically around the shoulders to meet the back in an unexpected raglan seam. The geometry is perfectly pleasing; the wide, boxy style modern and eminently wearable. The wonderful British wool Devonia (a blend of three fine breeds) brings unbeatable drape and lustre, making this a key wardrobe piece as well as a rewarding knit.


John Arbon Textiles Devonia, 4ply (50% Exmoor Blueface, 30% Devon Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Devon Wensleydale; 388 metres per 100g)

MC: Dark Skies, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins.
CC: Pollen Gold, 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) skeins

Garment Bust

S (M, L, XL, XXL)
Finished bust circumference: 97.5 (112.5, 127.5, 142.5,157) cm / 39 (45, 51, 57, 62.75) in
The sweater is shown in size XL, modelled with 22.5 cm / 9 in positive ease at full bust.

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2.75 mm circular needles & 3.25 mm circular needles


Tapestry needle, Waste yarn or stitch holder, Bulb safety pins or wonder clips to pin seams


27 sts and 35 rows over 10 cm / 4 in, in stocking stitch with larger needles, knit flat, after blocking.