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The Somerville Sweater is a timeless and classic garment that will be a treasured wardrobe item for years to come.

A variety of colour options are suggested, or choose from the Desert Garden Aran Cotton collection.

Knitted with Desert Garden Aran Cotton yarn, containing cotton and microfibre. The finished fabric is silky soft and very cuddly to wear. The shaping is classic, with room to move. Sleeve and neck shaping combine to flatter most figure types. Desert Garden Aran Cotton is very washable and may be dried in a warm dryer with success. A very durable fabric.

This pattern offers 3 options, all based on the same classic bodice shaping. There are two sleeved options, one full length with rolled edge cuff and the other 3/4 length with a rib cuff. The sleeves are interchangeable, so if knitting Version 1, the full length version 3 sleeve may be used in place of the 3/4 sleeve. Similarly, if knitting the sleeveless version 2, the full length or 3/4 sleeves may be added.

The garment worn by the model is the small size. Recommend choosing a smaller fit as the fabric has plenty of 'give'.


Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton 
Hand Knitting Yarn x 50g balls

Version 1 (3/4 rib edge sleeve) 
Nightsky 207 14 15 16 17

Version 2 (sleeveless) 
Col A Indian Ink 208 6 7 8 8 
Col B Clay 206 3 4 4 5

Version 3 (full length sleeve, roll edge) 
Monet 209 14 15 16 17 
(substitute shade Boat or Dew) 


1 pair 4.00mm needles (USA 6) (UK 8) 
1 pair 5.00mm needles (USA 8) (UK 6) 
1 4.00mm circular needle


(Measurements given in inches are approximate) 
A B C D 
To fit bust 
80 90 100 110 cm

Bodice circumference 
94 100 112 120 cm

Bodice length 
54 54 56 56 cm

Sleeve length (vers. 1) 
31 31 32 32 cm

Sleeve length (vers. 3) 
44 44 46 46 cm

212 Somerville Sweater & Vest 2 -digital download

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