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Girl's jumper knitting pattern free

Girl's jumper knitting pattern



SIZES

To fit: 4[6:8:10] years

Actual chest: 66[70:77:84]cm, (26[27.5:30.25:33]in)

Length to back neck: 44[49:56:61]cm, (17.25[19.25:22:24]in)

Figures in square brackets refer to larger sizes: where there is only one set of figures this applies to all sizes.

YOU WILL NEED

West Yorkshire Spinners Bluefaced Leicester Aran 100% wool (approx 83m per 50g ball)

6[7:8:9] x50g balls in shade 550 Cherry

Pair each of 4.5mm and 5mm needles

Spare 5mm needle

5mm circular knitting needles (for knitting the hood and accommodating the curve of the neckline)

6 stitch markers

Stitch holder

Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.

TENSION

18 sts and 24 rows to 10cm (4in) measured over st st using 5mm needles.

18 sts and 40 rows to 10cm (4in) over g st using 4.5mm needles.

Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.

BACK

Using 5mm needles, cast on 18[22:28:34] sts. Purl 1 row, then cont in st st as folls:

Row 1 (RS): Cast on 3 sts, knit to end.

Row 2: Cast on 3 sts, purl to end.

Rep last 2 rows 6 more times. 42[46:52:58] sts.

Cast on 2 sts at the beg of next 4 rows. 50[54:60:66] sts.

Row 13 (RS): K1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1. 52[56:62:68] sts.

Row 14: Purl.

Rep the last 2 rows until there are 62[66:72:78] sts, ending with a WS row.

Place a stitch marker at the beg and end of the next row.

Cont in st st without shaping until work measures 13[16:21:25]cm (5[6.25:8.25:9.75]in) from the st markers, ending with a WS row.

Shape armholes

Next row (inc): K1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1. 64[68:74:80] sts.

Place stitch markers at the beg and end of the next row to indicate the start of the armholes.

Cont in st st until armhole measures 16[17:18:18.5]cm (6.25[6.5:7:7.25]in) from the last set of st markers, ending with a WS row.

Shape shoulders

Cast off 8[9:10:10] sts at the beg of the next 2 rows. 48[50:54:60] sts.

Then cast off 9[9:10:11] sts at the beg of the foll 2 rows.

Put the remaining 30[32:34:38] sts on a stitch holder.

FRONT

Note that the bottom edge is worked in two parts initially then joined.

Right Front

Using 5mm needles, cast on 3 sts.

Purl 1 row.

Row 1 (RS): K1, m1, k2 (4 sts).

Row 2: P3, m1p, p1 (5 sts).

Row 3: K1, m1, k4 (6 sts).

Row 4: P5, m1p, p1 (7 sts).

Break yarn and put aside.

Left Front

Using 5mm needles, cast on 3 sts.

Purl 1 row.

Row 1 (RS): K2, m1, k1 (4 sts).

Row 2: P1, m1p, p3 (5 sts).

Row 3: K4, m1, k1 (6 sts).

Row 4: PI, m1p, p5 (7 sts).

Join Fronts

With RS facing for both parts and starting with the Left Front, knit across the 7 sts from the Left Front, using the cable or knitted cast on method, cast on 48[52:58:64] sts, knit across the 7 sts from the right front. 62[66:72:78] sts.

Starting with a purl row cont in st st until work measures 13[16:21:25]cm (5[6.25:8.25:9.75]in) from the cast-on edge of either the Right or Left Front, ending with a WS row.

Shape armholes

Next row (RS): K1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1. 64[68:74:80] sts.

Place stitch markers at the beg and end of the next row to indicate the start of the armholes.

Cont in st st until armhole measures 12[13:14:14.5]cm (4.5[5:5.5:5.75]in) from the st markers, ending with a WS row.

Shape left neckline

Next row (RS): K22[23:25:26], turn and put the remaining sts onto a stitch holder or spare needle.

*Working with these 22[23:25:26] sts, and starting with a WS row, dec 1 st at the neck edge on every row for 5 rows, ending with a WS row. Now work straight until armhole measures 16[17:18:18.5]cm (6.25[6.5:7:7.25]in) from the last set of st markers, ending with a WS row*.

Shape left shoulder

Cast off 8[9:10:10] sts at the beg of the next row.

Purl one row, then cast off remaining 9[9:10:11] sts*.

Shape right neckline

With RS facing, join the yarn at the neck edge and cast off the central 20[22:24:28] sts (one st rem on the RH needle) and k21 [22:24:25]. 22[23:25:26] sts.

Work as for left neckline from * to * ending on a RS row.

Shape right shoulder

Cast off 8[9:10:10] sts at the beg of the next row.

Knit one row, then cast off remaining 9[9:10:11] sts.

TO FINISH OFF

Armhole edgings

Sew both shoulder seams. Using 4.5mm needles and with RS facing pick up and knit 58(62:66:68] sts between the place markers for the armholes.

Work in g st (knit every row) for 10 rows.

Cast off all sts on the WS.

Rep for the other armhole edging.

Hood

Note: the hood is knitted flat, casting on new sts for the front neckline and picking up the sts for the back neck.

Using 5mm needles and the cable or knitted cast-on method, cast on 10[11:12:14] sts, knit across the 30[32:34:38] sts from the back neck, cast on 10[11:12:14] sts. 50[54:58:66] sts.

Starting with a purl row, work in st st until hood measures 35[36:37:38]cm (13.75[14:14.5:15]in) from beg, ending with a WS row.

Cast off all sts.

Top of hood

Fold the hood in half and sew the two cast-off edges together.

Hood edging

With 4.5mm needles and RS facing, pick up and knit 104[108:112:116] sts along the front edge of the hood.

Work in g st for 10 rows. Cast off all sts on the WS. With the edges of the hood meeting in the middle, sew the cast-on edges of the hood to the left and right neckline.

Bottom edging

Sew the left side seam, matching the first stitch marker on the Back to the cast-on edge of the Front.

Using 4.5mm needles, with RS facing and starting at the Right Front, pick up and knit 8 sts along the right front curve, pick up and knit 48(52:58:64] sts along the front middle section and pick up and knit 8 sts along the left front curve, pick up and knit 29 sts along the left back curve, pick up and knit 18(22:28:34] sts along the back middle section and pick up and knit 29 sts along the right back curve. 140[148:160:172] sts.

Work in g st for 10 rows.

Cast off all sts on the WS.

Sew the right side seam and bottom edging.

Pocket

Using 5mm needles, cast on 32[36:42:46] sts.

Starting with a knit row cont in st st for 8[12:16:18] rows, ending with a WS row.

Shape pocket

Next row (RS): K4, ssk, k to last 6 sts, k2tog, k4. 30[34:40:44] sts.

Next row: K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.

Rep the last 2 rows till there are 16[20:22:24] sts remaining, ending with a WS row.

Cast off all sts.

Position the pocket central to the hood along the Front starting 2 rows above the central cast on sts. Use the picture for guidance.

Weave in ends and block lightly.

Make tassel

Cut twelve 22cm (8.5in) lengths of yarn.

Using a 50 cm length of yarn threaded on a sewing needle, tie the 12 lengths together at their centre.

Fold the lengths in half and wind the attached yarn round tightly. Pass the needle back up through the centre of the tassel and pull tight. Use this thread to attach tassel to the point of the hood. Trim ends if required.

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