Children jumper knitting pattern

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Jumper knitting patternMeasurements & Sizes

To fit age (approx): 12-18 mths (18-24 mtbs, 2-3yrs, 4-5 yrs)

Actual chest size (cm): 51 (55, 61, 71)

Sleeve length (cm): 20 (22, 25, 27)

Yarn: Sirdar Snugg y Snowflake DK, shades (A) 630 Milky, 1 (1, 1, 2) 50g balls, (8) 0644 Pink 2 (3, 3, 4) 50g balls

Needles: 3.25mm, 4mm

Stitch holders

Stitch marker

Darning needle

Tension Square: 20 sts x 29 rows = 10cm x 10cm; Stocking stitch 4mm needles

Knitwise

When working from the chart use the intarsia method. Use two separate balls of yarn B on either side of the motif and twist the yarns together at the back of the work to avoid leaving a hole.

BACK

Using 3.25mm needles and yarn A, cast on 51 (55, 61, 71) sts

Work in rib as folls:

Row 1 (RS): * k1, p1, rep from * to last st, k1

Row 2: * p1, k1, rep from * to last st, p1

Work two more rows in rib

Change to yarn B, cont in rib for 4 (4, 6, 6) rows **

Change to 4mm needles

Beg with a k (RS) row work in st st until work meas 23 (27, 31, 35) cm ending after a WS row

Shape armholes

Cast off three sts at beg of next two rows. 45 (49, 55, 65) sts

Cast off two sts at beg of foll two rows. 41 (45, 51, 61) sts

Dec one st at each end of next 2 (2, 3, 3) rows. 37 (41, 45, 55) sts

Cont in st st until work meas 33 (38, 43, 48) cm ending after a WS row

Shape Shoulders

Cast off 2 (2, 4, 6) sts at beg of next two rows. 33 (37, 37, 43) sts

Cast off 4 (4, 4, 6) sts at beg of next two rows. 25 (29, 29, 31) sts

Cast off

FRONT

Work as for Back to **

Change to 4mm needles

Beg with a k (RS) row work in st st until work meas 8 (10, 12, 15) cm, ending with a WS row

NOTE: work from chart A for sizes 12-18 mths and 18-24 mths, and from chart B for rem sizes.

K14 (16, 17, 22) pm, work across 23 (23, 27, 27) sts of chart, pm, k to end

Cont working from chart in st st between markers until chart is complete then cont in yam B only until work meas 23 (27, 31, 35) cm, ending with a WS row

Shape armholes

Cast off three sts at beg of next two rows. 45 (49, 55, 65) sts

Cast off two sts at beg of next two rows. 41 (45, 51, 61) sts

Dec one st at each end of next 2 (2, 3, 3) rows. 37 (41, 45, 55) sts

Cont in st st until work meas 26 (30, 35, 39) cm, ending with a WS row

Next row: k 16 (18, 20, 24) sts. turn, leave rem sts on holder

Next row: cast off two sts, p to end. 14 (16, 18, 22) sts

Dec one st at neck edge of foll 8 (10, 10, 10) rows. 6 (6, 8, 12) sts

Cont in patt until work meas same as Back to shape shoulder ending with a WS row

Cast off 2 (2, 4, 6) sts

Work one row

Cast off rem sts

Rejoin yarn to sts left on holder

Cast off 5 (5, 5, 7) sts, k to end. 16 (18, 20, 24) sts

Next row: p to end

Next row: cast off two sts. k to end. 14 (16, 18, 22) sts

Dec one st at Neck edge of foll 8 (10, 10, 10) rows. 6 (6, 8, 12) sts

Cont on these sts until work meas same as Back to shape shoulder, ending after a RS row

Cast off 2 (2, 4, 6) sts. 4 (4, 4, 6) sts

Work one row

Cast off

SLEEVES (make two)

Using 3.25mm needles and yarn A, cast on 27 (29, 31, 35) sts

Work as given for Back to **

Change to 4mm needles

Beg with a k (RS) row work in st st for four tows inc one st at each end of fourth row

Cont in st st inc one st at each end of every foll 4th (5th, 6th, 6th) row. 6 (6, 7, 7) times. 41 (43, 47, 51) sts

Cont on these sts until work meas 20 (22, 25, 27) cm from beg, ending after a WS row

SHAPE SLEEVE HEAD

Cast off three sts at beg of next two rows. 35 (37, 41, 45) sts

Cast off two sts at beg of next two rows. 31 (33, 37, 41) sts

Work 2 (2, 3, 3) rows without shaping

Dec one st at beg of every foll row 12 (14, 16, 18) times. 19 (19, 21, 23) sts

Cast off 6 (6, 7, 8) sts at beg of next two rows. 7 (7, 7, 7) sts

Cast off

OUTER EARS (make two)

Using 4mm needles and yarn B, cast on 15 sts

Work in garter stitch until work meas 15 cm

Next row: k6, sl1, k2tog, psso, k6. 13 sts

K five rows

Next row: k5r sl1, k2tog, psso, k5. 11 sts

K three rows

Next row: k4. sl1, k2tog, psso, k4. Nine sts

K three rows

Next row: k3, sl1, k2tog, psso, k3. Seven sts

Next row: k

Next row: k2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2. Five sts

Next row: k

Next row: k1, sl1, k2tog, psso, k1. Three sts

Cast off

INNER EARS (make two)

Using 4mm needles and yarn A, cast on 11 sts

Work in garter stitch until work meas 13 cm

Next row: k4, sl1, k2tog, psso, k4. Nine sts

K three rows

Next row: k3, sl1, k2tog, psso, k3. Seven sts

Next row: k

Next row: k2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2. Five sts

Next row: k

Next row: k1, sl1, k2tog, psso, k1. Three sts

Cast off

HOOD

Using 4mm needles and yarn A, cast on 105 (107, 111, 115) sts and work in rib as given for Back to **

Beg with a k (RS) row, work in st st dec one st at each end of every row 10 (11, 12, 13) times. 85 (85, 87, 89) sts

Work 0 (1, 0, 1) rows

Next row: k40 (40, 41, 42), ssk, pm, k1, k2tog, k to end. 83 (83, 85, 87) sts

Next row: p

Next row: k to two sts before marker, ssk, sm, k1, k2tog, k to end.

Rep last two rows 9 (9, 10, 11) times. 63 sts

Cont dec as before at centre, cast off five sts at beg of next ten rows

Cast off rem sts

TO MAKE UP

Weave in ends, sew side and shoulder seams together. Place marker at front centre of neckline. Sew seam for hood. Sew two pieces for ears together. Place cast-on edge of inner ear 1cm up from cast-on edge of outer ear, fold outer ear piece sides into the middle and stitch. Sew onto either side of the hood. Attach hood to neckline, placing ribs to marker. Make a 5cm pompom using yarn A, attach to rabbit motif. Sew sleeve seams and sleeve head into armhole.

Design by Jacinta Bowie

Chart and Schematic

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