Two of Wands

Bramble Jumper

Collaborations, Free PatternsAlexandra TavelComment

As soon as I got a sneak peek of Lion Brand's new Feels Like Butta yarn at the LB Blogger Bash in January, I knew it would be a new fave and definitely the yarn I'd be using for my next project. It literally does feel like butter ... or chenille ... or suede. To highlight the crazy soft hand of the yarn, my immediate choice of design was an oversized, relaxed fit, easy-to-wear pullover sweater. The Bramble Jumper is chill enough to wear around the house but also looks amazing styled up with high waisted denim, heeled boots and some jewelry. Check out the free pattern below, purchase a printer-friendly, ad-free PDF here, or snag the full yarn kit direct from Lion Brand here!

Polyester has come a long way since its heyday in the '60s and this yarn proves it! New technology with microfibers and poly blends allows polyester to take on properties of other materials yet retain its durability. I've not worked with another yarn quite like this one and I'm so excited to test it out with more designs.

Feels like Butta has a denseness to it that was just screaming to be used with an extra squishy stitch, so I chose one of my all-time favorites that I actually haven't used in a while - the "trinity stitch" (a.k.a. bramble stitch, cluster stitch, raspberry stitch, blackberry stitch, or popcorn stitch ... literally this stitch has at least six names, haha). It looks like mini bobbles or pompoms and it's probably one of the coziest stitches around!

Originally I thought a raglan sleeve would be amazing, but I was afraid of how the diagonal shaping would look with this stitch so I chose to go with a drop sleeve instead. To mimic the shape of a batwing or dolman sleeve, I decided to shape the sweater so that the body gets slightly wider as you work up to the armholes. The stitch speaks for itself, so I wanted everything else about the pullover to be as simple an understated as possible. A classic crewneck topped it off, and now this baby is ready to be paired with pretty much every outfit in my closet, including my pajamas ;)

This is an intermediate level knitting pattern and the techniques involved are the knit stitch, purl stitch, KPK, P2tog, P3tog, PFB, working flat and in the round, and seaming.

MATERIALS:

7 (9, 11) skeins Lion Brand Feels Like Butta in Charcoal (150D)
Size US 7 (4.5mm) circular knitting needles, 24”/60cm or longer
Size US 7 (4.5mm) circular knitting needles, 16”/40cm
Size US 8 (5mm) circular knitting needles, 24”/60cm or longer
Stitch holder
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

FINISHED SIZE:

Waist: 40”/102cm (XS/S), 48”/122cm (M/L), 56”/142cm (XL/XXL)
Bust: 48”/122cm (XS/S), 56”/142cm (M/L), 64”/163cm (XL/XXL)
Length: 25”/64cm (XS/S), 26.5”/67cm (M/L), 28”/71cm (XL/XXL)
Sleeves: 17”/43cm (XS/S), 17.5”/44cm (M/L), 18”/46cm (XL/XXL)

*sweater is shown in size XS/S

GAUGE:

24 sts + 24 rows = 4”/10cm in trinity/cluster/bramble stitch

ABBREVIATIONS:

*All Two of Wands patterns are written in standard US terms*

CO – cast on
K – knit
KPK – knit, purl, knit into the same st
L – left
P – purl
P2tog – purl 2 together
P3tog – purl 3 together
PFB - purl into front and back of the same st
R – right
Rep – repeat
RS – right side
St(s) – stitch(es)

Notes: Sweater is worked from the bottom up for back and front pieces and from the top down for sleeves. All sts are slipped purlwise with yarn in front on odd (RS) rows and purlwise with yarn in back on even rows to create a selvedge edge for easy seaming. Pattern is written in three sizes: XS/S (M/L, XL/XXL)

BACK:

With longer size US 7 needles, CO 122 (146, 170) sts.

Work in K 1, P 1 rib for 2”/5cm.

Change to size US 8 needles.

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, PFB, P to last 2 sts, PFB, P 1. (124, 148, 172 sts)

Row 2: Sl 1, K 1, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last 2 sts, K 2.

Row 3: Sl 1, P to end of row.

Row 4: Sl 1, K 1, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last 2 sts, K 2.

Row 5: Sl 1, P to end of row.

Row 6: Sl 1, K 1, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last 2 sts, K 2.

Row 7: Sl 1, PFB, P to last 2 sts, PFB, P 1. (126, 150, 174 sts)

Row 8: Sl 1, K 2, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last 3 sts, K 3.

Row 9: Sl 1, P to end of row.

Row 10: Sl 1, K 2, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last 3 sts, K 3.

Row 11: Sl 1, P to end of row.

Row 12: Sl 1, K 2, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last 3 sts, K 3.

Row 13: Sl 1, PFB, P to last 2 sts, PFB, P 1. (128, 152, 176 sts)

Row 14: Sl 1, K 3, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last 4 sts, K 4.

Row 15: Sl 1, P to end of row.

Row 16: Sl 1, K 3, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last 4 sts, K 4.

Row 17: Sl 1, P to end of row.

Row 18: Sl 1, K 3, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last 4 sts, K 4.

Row 19: Sl 1, PFB, P to last 2 sts, PFB, P 1. (130, 154, 178 sts)

Row 20: Sl 1, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 21: Sl 1, P to end of row.

Row 22: Sl 1, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 23: Sl 1, P to end of row.

Row 24: Sl 1, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Rep rows 1-24 two more times. (146, 170, 194 sts)

Rep rows 21-24 until work measures 23”/58cm (24.5”/62cm, 26”/66cm), ending with a row 24.

Begin shoulder shaping:

Next row (RS): Bind off 8 sts, P to end of row. (138, 162, 186 sts)

Next row: Bind off 8 sts, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last st, K 1. (130, 154, 178 sts)

Next row: Bind off 8 sts, P to end of row. (122, 146, 170 sts)

Next row: Bind off 8 sts, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last st, K 1. (114, 138, 162 sts)

Size XS/S only:

Rep last four rows two more times.

Bind off remaining 50 sts.

Size M/L only:

Rep last four rows two more times, then rep first two of last four rows once more.

Bind off remaining 58 sts.

Size XL/XXL only:

Rep last four rows three more times.

Bind off remaining 66 sts.

FRONT:

Work as for back through row 24.

Rep rows 1-24 two more times. (146, 170, 194 sts)

Rep rows 21-24 until work measures 22”/56cm (23.5”/60cm, 25”/64cm), ending with a row 24.

Begin front neck shaping:

Row numbers will now restart for simplicity.

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, P 54 (63, 72), bind off 36 (42, 48), P to end of row. (55, 64, 73 sts on either side of bind off).

Begin right shoulder shaping:

Place sts worked BEFORE the bind off of previous row onto a holder, and begin working only the sts worked AFTER the bind off to form the right shoulder (R).

Size XS/S only:

Row 2 (R): Sl 1, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last 2 sts, K 2.

Row 3 (R): Sl 1, P2og, P to end of row. (54 sts)

Row 4 (R): Sl 1, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 5 (R): Sl 1, P2og, P to end of row. (53 sts)

Row 6 (R): BO 8 sts, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last 4 sts, K 4. (45 sts)

Row 7 (R): Sl 1, P2tog, P to end of row. (44 sts)

Row 8 (R): BO 8 sts, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last 3 sts, K 3. (36 sts)

Row 9 (R): Sl 1, P2tog, P to end of row. (35 sts)

Row 10 (R): BO 8 sts, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last 2 sts, K 2. (27 sts)

Row 11 (R): Sl 1, P2tog, P to end of row. (26 sts)

Row 12 (R): BO 8 sts, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last st, K 1. (18 sts)

Row 13 (R): Sl 1, P2tog, P to end of row. (17 sts)

Row 14 (R): BO 8 sts, KPK, P3tog, K 4. (9 sts)

Row 15 (R): Sl 1, P2tog, P to end of row. (8 sts)

Bind off remaining 8 sts.

Size M/L only:

Row 2 (R): Sl 1, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last 3 sts, K 3.

Row 3 (R): Sl 1, P2og, P to end of row. (63 sts)

Row 4 (R): Sl 1, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last 2 sts, K 2.

Row 5 (R): Sl 1, P2og, P to end of row. (62 sts)

Row 6 (R): BO 8 sts, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last st, K 1. (54 sts)

Row 7 (R): Sl 1, P2tog, P to end of row. (53 sts)

Row 8 (R): BO 8 sts, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last 4 sts, K 4. (45 sts)

Row 9 (R): Sl 1, P2tog, P to end of row. (44 sts)

Row 10 (R): BO 8 sts, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last 3 sts, K 3. (36 sts)

Row 11 (R): Sl 1, P2tog, P to end of row. (35 sts)

Row 12 (R): BO 8 sts, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last 2 sts, K 2. (27 sts)

Row 13 (R): Sl 1, P2tog, P to end of row. (26 sts)

Row 14 (R): BO 8 sts, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last st, K 1. (18 sts)

Row 15 (R): Sl 1, P2tog, P to end of row. (17 sts)

Row 16 (R): BO 8 sts, P3tog, KPK, K 4. (9 sts)

Row 17 (R): Sl 1, P2tog, P to end of row. (8 sts)

Bind off remaining 8 sts.

Size XL/XXL only:

Row 2 (R): Sl 1, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last 4 sts, K 4.

Row 3 (R): Sl 1, P2og, P to end of row. (72 sts)

Row 4 (R): Sl 1, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last 3 sts, K 3.

Row 5 (R): Sl 1, P2og, P to end of row. (71 sts)

Row 6 (R): BO 8 sts, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last 2 sts, K 2. (63 sts)

Row 7 (R): Sl 1, P2tog, P to end of row. (62 sts)

Row 8 (R): BO 8 sts, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last st, K 1. (54 sts)

Row 9 (R): Sl 1, P2tog, P to end of row. (53 sts)

Row 10 (R): BO 8 sts, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last 4 sts, K 4. (45 sts)

Row 11 (R): Sl 1, P2tog, P to end of row. (44 sts)

Row 12 (R): BO 8 sts, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last 3 sts, K 3. (36 sts)

Row 13 (R): Sl 1, P2tog, P to end of row. (35 sts)

Row 14 (R): BO 8 sts, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last 2 sts, K 2. (27 sts)

Row 15 (R): Sl 1, P2tog, P to end of row. (26 sts)

Row 16 (R): BO 8 sts, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last st, K 1. (18 sts)

Row 17 (R): Sl 1, P2tog, P to end of row. (17 sts)

Row 18 (R): BO 8 sts, KPK, P3tog, K 4 (9 sts)

Row 19 (R): Sl 1, P2tog, P to end of row. (8 sts)

Bind off remaining 8 sts.

All sizes:

Begin left shoulder shaping:

Place 55 (64, 73) sts from holder onto needles and join yarn at neckline edge to begin a wrong side row.

Size XS/S only:

Row 2 (L): Sl 1, K 1, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 3 (L): Sl 1, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (54 sts)

Row 4 (L): Sl 1, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 5 (L): Bind off 8 sts, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (45 sts)

Row 6 (L): Sl 1, K 3, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 7 (L): Bind off 8 sts, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (36 sts)

Row 8 (L): Sl 1, K 2, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 9 (L): Bind off 8 sts, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (27 sts)

Row 10 (L): Sl 1, K 1, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 11 (L): Bind off 8 sts, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (18 sts)

Row 12 (L): Sl 1, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 13 (L): Bind off 8 sts, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (9 sts)

Row 14 (L): Sl 1, K 3, KPK, P3tog, K 1.

Bind off remaining 9 sts.

Size M/L only:

Row 2 (L): Sl 1, K 2, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 3 (L): Sl 1, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (63 sts)

Row 4 (L): Sl 1, K 1, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 5 (L): Bind off 8 sts, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (54 sts)

Row 6 (L): Sl 1, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 7 (L): Bind off 8 sts, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (45 sts)

Row 8 (L): Sl 1, K 3, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 9 (L): Bind off 8 sts, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (36 sts)

Row 10 (L): Sl 1, K 2, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 11 (L): Bind off 8 sts, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (27 sts)

Row 12 (L): Sl 1, K 1, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 13 (L): Bind off 8 sts, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (18 sts)

Row 14 (L): Sl 1, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 15 (L): Bind off 8 sts, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (9 sts)

Row 16 (L): Sl 1, K 3, P3tog, KPK, K 1.

Bind off remaining 9 sts.

Size XL/XXL only:

Row 2 (L): Sl 1, K 3, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 3 (L): Sl 1, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (72 sts)

Row 4 (L): Sl 1, K 2, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 5 (L): Bind off 8 sts, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (63 sts)

Row 6 (L): Sl 1, K 1, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 7 (L): Bind off 8 sts, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (54 sts)

Row 8 (L): Sl 1, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 9 (L): Bind off 8 sts, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (45 sts)

Row 10 (L): Sl 1, K 3, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 11 (L): Bind off 8 sts, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (36 sts)

Row 12 (L): Sl 1, K 2, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 13 (L): Bind off 8 sts, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (27 sts)

Row 14 (L): Sl 1, K 1, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 15 (L): Bind off 8 sts, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (18 sts)

Row 16 (L): Sl 1, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 17 (L): Bind off 8 sts, P to last 3 sts, SSP, P 1. (9 sts)

Row 18 (L): Sl 1, K 3, KPK, P3tog, K 1.

Bind off remaining 9 sts.

SLEEVES (make 2):

With size US 8 needles, CO 106 (122, 138) sts.

Row 1: Sl 1, P to end of row.

Row 2: Sl 1, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 3: Sl 1, P to end of row.

Row 4: Sl 1, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last st, K 1.

Row 5: Sl 1, P2tog, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (104, 120, 136 sts)

Row 6: Sl 1, K 3, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last 4 sts, K 4.

Row 7: Sl 1, P to end of row.

Row 8: Sl 1, K 3, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last 4 sts, K 4.

Row 9: Sl 1, P2tog, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (102, 118, 134 sts)

Row 10: Sl 1, K 2, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last 3 sts, K 3.

Row 11: Sl 1, P to end of row.

Row 12: Sl 1, K 2, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last 3 sts, K 3.

Row 13: Sl 1, P2tog, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (100, 116, 132 sts)

Row 14: Sl 1, K 1, *KPK, P3tog, rep from * to last 2 sts, K 2.

Row 15: Sl 1, P to end of row.

Row 16: Sl 1, K 1, *P3tog, KPK, rep from * to last 2 sts, K 2.

Row 17: Sl 1, P2tog, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, P 1. (98, 114, 130 sts)

Size XS/S only:

Rep rows 2-17 four more times. (66 sts)

Rep rows 2-9 one more time. (62 sts)

If necessary, continue working in pattern without increases until work measures 15”/38cm.

Size M/L only:

Rep rows 2-17 four more times. (82 sts)

Rep rows 2-13 one more time. (76 sts)

If necessary, continue working in pattern without increases until work measures 15.5”/39cm.

Size XL/XXL only:

Rep rows 2-17 five more times. (90 sts)

If necessary, continue working in pattern without increases until work measures 16”/41cm.

All sizes:

Change to either length of size US 7 needles.

Work in K 1, P 1 rib for 2”/5cm.

Bind off.
 

CONSTRUCTION:

Seam shoulders, lining up shaping.

Place markers 8.75”/22cm (10”/25cm, 11.5”29cm) down from shoulders on either side and on both front and back pieces. Seam tops of sleeves between markers on both sides.

Fold at shoulders and seam sides from the bottom edge up to the underarm and then down underside of sleeves.

NECKBAND:

With shorter size US 7 needles, starting at the back left neckline corner and with the right side of the fabric facing up, pick up and knit 8 (9, 10) sts down to the center front bind off, 36 (42, 48) sts across center front bind off, 8 (9, 10) sts up to the back right neckline corner, then 50 (58, 66) sts across the back bind off for a total of 102 (118, 134) sts. Join in the round and place marker for beginning of round.

Work in K 1, P 1 rib for 1.5”/4cm.

Bind off.

Secure and weave in all ends.

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