Meet Oliver…a jumper for men.

A textured men’s jumper with options.


The Oliver jumper is worked in the round and made in 100% British wool yarn – the North Massam Jarol Aran, born, bred and spun right here in Yorkshire. This wool makes the jumper a soft and warm alternative to a winter jacket and, being wool, it will even keep you dry on a wet day! Perfect for a walk in the woods. Thanks to my lovely friend, Nick, who modelled the jumper so well.


Embracing an organic Staghorn cable which continues into its beautifully edged hood (no seams or picked up sts), the seamlessly shaped saddle shoulders carry the staghorn cable easily up the arms. Because I think jumpers should have options, this one has plenty. Mix and match to make your perfect version.

  • Don’t like pullovers? Knit the zipper cardigan version.
  • Want some pockets? There are some interesting pockets with unusual diagonal construction that you can easily add – either a full pouch pocket as most hoodies have, or individual side pockets for your cardigan version.
  • Don’t like hoods? Try it with the collar.

Available in a range of sizes to fit: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)in / 91.5 (101.5, 111.5, 122, 132)cm – 2-4in/5-10cm positive ease recommended. (Finished measurements include 2 inches of positive ease – for example, the 36in knits up as a 38in chest.)

The pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry as a professionally formatted PDF, where you can also see further details about the pattern.


Accompanying tutorials:

Over the next month or so I will be publishing tutorials on some of the techniques I think would be useful for this pattern, so follow the blog (or my Twitter) to find out when these are published. There will be one on reading your knitting to help you easily figure out where you are in your Double Moss stitch pattern, one on cabling without a cable needle (handy for the large cable up the front), and one on the steeked diagonal pockets.

Olivia: A Women’s Version.

Keep an eye out for Olivia, the women’s version, that will be published soon.

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