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Sloppy Joe


A classic sloppy Joe and in my personal view, the perfect sweater!  This jumper is done on thicker needles than its sister the Chunky Boxy Jumper, but the construction is exactly the same.  It is knitted from the top down in the round.  I would really recommend having a go at knitting in the round if you never have before; it makes knitting with bulky yarn so much easier and no awful seams to sew up!

Our lovely model Clara is a size 8 but wearing the medium size for extra sloppiness! Sizes (8-10, 12-14, 16-18)

To make this sweater you need Plump in the following quantities (7, 8, 9 skeins) and a pdf download of the pattern from the tab above.

You will need 12mm circulars and double pointed needles for this project as well as 10mm dpns for the rib.

Shown in blueberry muffin

Plump is a pretty standard superchunky (super bulky) weight and can be substituted as such.

Ballband Tension (gauge):

Using 10mm needles over stocking stitch: 10 sts to every 10cm

We have used it on many different needle sizes from 8mm to 20mm according to the structure and drape of fabric we want to produce. The larger the needle, the looser the fabric will be.

Plump Superchunky and Plump DK are made from the highest quality superfine merino and baby alpaca.  These really are special and luxurious fibres and should be treated carefully!  Having said that both yarns are suitable for delicate hand washing.  Use a specialist detergent and do not agitate or twist the fibres to retain the gorgeous softness and shape of your garment.

Because of the roving nature of our yarns (they are single ply, rather than tightly twisted), some shedding may occur.  The best way to deal with this is spray your finished garment with water and leave to dry flat, naturally before the first wearing.  This sets the fibres and should stop any problems.  If you want any further advice just drop us a line at [email protected]

Using your yarn
All our yarn comes in skeins.  Before using you need to wind the skein into a ball or you will get into an awful tangled mess!  If you are not sure how to do this you can watch our video here!


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We will happily accept returns or exchanges within 28 days.  Please drop us a line at [email protected] if you plan to send anything back so that we can deal with your request.  Please note that we can only accept unused yarn, still in the skein (ie not wound into a ball).  Further information is available at our terms and conditions.