Jane Morris

The Arts & Crafts movement of the late 19th century found its muse in the beautiful and enigmatic Jane Morris. If she were around today, I expect that this sweater - relaxed, sexy, stylish and unique - is what she'd be wearing.

Sweater is knitted flat from the top down in one piece. Beginning with a provisional cast-on at the neckline, front and back are worked separately. Sleeves are picked up and knitted flat (although they could be modified to knit in the round). Sweater sides and sleeves are seamed.

Pattern Note: Many lace patterns are traditionally worked on both right and wrong sides to achieve their beautiful results. Jane Morris is such a lace pattern. But for some of my lovely test knitters the traditional method proved unwieldy, and so I found an alternative way to achieve nearly identical results by working lace stitches on just the right side of the fabric. This pattern presents both methods - traditional and new - for you to choose from.


Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) recommended for chest sizes 28-32 (33-37, 38-42, 43-47, 48- 52, 53-57)", worn with a little over 20" ease for smaller sizes, and a little under 20" ease for larger sizes. Shown in size S worn with 21" ease.

Yarn: 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins Sunday Knits Heaven (100% cashmere sport weight - 225 yd / 200 m per 50g skein): or any Sunday Knits 3 ply (sport weight - 246 yds / 225 m per 50g skein) Angelic (merino angora), Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere), or Brigadoon (merino tweed).
Shown in Heaven marsh.

Substitute any sport weight yarn that works nicely to gauge: 1060 (1160, 1270, 1380, 1490, 1600) yds.

Gauge: 20 sts and 27 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch, measured from the center of a large washed and dried swatch. Note: This is a very loose gauge for the yarn used, and the resulting fabric is light and airy.

Needles & Notions: US size 7 (4.5 mm) needles, markers, tapestry needle.

Techniques used: Provisional cast-on, pick up and knit, lace (pattern is worked on both sides of fabric), reading charts.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, stitch patterns in charted format only, schematics, glossary.

Knit Jane Morris

© Sunday Knits 2018. All rights reserved. Design and photography by Carol Sunday.
Edited by Sandra Whittaker. Modeled by Rebekah Smith.