Ru­dolph jumper

This bril­liant knit is a fes­tive win­ner!

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Ring in the fes­tiv­i­ties with a clas­sic Christ­mas jumper! Fol­low the easy-toread chart on the op­po­site page to knit this fun rein­deer, tan­gled in his colour­ful baubles. Use in­tar­sia for the chart and stranded colour­work for the wide crew neck and sleeve cuffs. Plus, those drop sleeves cre­ate a re­ally com­fort­able fit!

BACK

Cast on 62 ( 68: 76: 82: 90: 96) sts us­ing 5 mm nee­dles and Yarn B. Join Yarn A and work in colour­work rib as folls: Row 1 (RS) *K1A, P1B; rep from * to end, strand­ing colour not in use across WS of work. Row 2 *K1B, P1A; rep from * to end, strand­ing colour not in use across WS of work. Cont as set for 8 more rows. Change to 6mm nee­dles and cont in Yarn A only. Row 1 (RS) K1, M1, lift­ing Yarn A strand be­tween sts, knit to last st, M1, lift­ing Yarn A strand be­tween sts, K1. [64 ( 70: 78: 84: 92: 98) sts] ** Cont straight in st st un­til Back mea­sures 62 ( 63: 64: 65: 65: 66) cm from cast- on edge, end­ing af­ter a WS row.

SHAPE SHOUL­DERS

Cast off 19 ( 21: 24: 26: 29: 31) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Leave rem 26 ( 28: 30: 32: 34: 36) sts on a holder for back neck.

FRONT

Work as for Back to **. Work 28 ( 30: 30: 32: 32: 32) rows straight in st st and Yarn A.

BE­GIN REIN­DEER CHART

Use the in­tar­sia method to work the Chart, with sep­a­rate strands of yarn for each colour and twist­ing colours to­gether where they meet. Next row (RS) K5 ( 8: 12: 15: 19: 22), knit across 54 sts of Row 1 of Chart from right to left, K5 ( 8: 12: 15: 19: 22) to end of row. Next row P5 ( 8: 12: 15: 19: 22), purl across 54 sts of Row 2 of Chart from left to right, P5 ( 8: 12: 15: 19: 22) to end of row. Cont as set un­til all 54 rows of Chart have been worked. Cont straight in st st and Yarn A only un­til Front mea­sures 57 ( 58: 58: 59: 59: 59) cm from cast- on edge, end­ing af­ter a WS row.

SHAPE LEFT FRONT NECK

Next row (RS) K27 ( 30: 33: 36: 39: 42), turn and work on these sts only. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 8 ( 9: 9: 9: 9: 9) rows and foll 0 ( 0: 0: 1: 1: 2) alt rows. [19 ( 21: 24: 26: 29: 31) sts] Work 1 ( 0: 0: 0: 0: 0) row straight. Next row (RS) Cast off rem 19 ( 21: 24: 26: 29: 31) sts.

SHAPE RIGHT FRONT NECK

Slip cen­tre 10 ( 10: 12: 12: 14: 14) sts onto a holder, re­join yarn with RS fac­ing and knit to end of row. [27 ( 30: 33: 36: 39: 42) sts] Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 8 ( 9: 9: 9: 9: 9) rows and foll 0 ( 0: 0: 1: 1: 2) alt rows. [19 ( 21: 24: 26: 29: 31) sts] Work 2 ( 1: 1: 1: 1: 1) row(s) straight.

Next row ( WS) Cast off rem 19 ( 21: 24: 26: 29: 31) sts.

SLEEVES

Cast on 30 ( 32: 32: 34: 36: 38) sts us­ing 5 mm nee­dles and Yarn B. Row 1 (RS) *K1A, P1B; rep from * to end, strand­ing colour not in use across WS of work. Row 2 *K1B, P1A; rep from * to end, strand­ing colour not in use across WS of work. Cont as set for 8 more rows. Change to 6mm nee­dles and cont in Yarn A only. Note When inc on next row, only lift Yarn A bars for the M1 in­creases. Row 1 (RS) K1 ( 1: 1: 2: 3: 1), *M1, K9 ( 10: 6: 6: 6: 7); rep from * 2 ( 2: 4: 4: 4: 4) more times, M1, K2 ( 1: 1: 2: 3: 2). [34 ( 36: 38: 40: 42: 44) sts] Inc 1 st at each end of next RS row and foll 13 ( 13: 15: 16: 17: 18) 4th rows. [62 ( 64: 70: 74: 78: 82) sts] Cont straight un­til Sleeve mea­sures 46cm from cast- on edge, end­ing af­ter a RS row. Cast off knit­wise with WS fac­ing.

NECKBAND

Join right shoul­der seam. With RS fac­ing and 5 mm nee­dles, pick up and knit 11 ( 12: 13: 13: 13: 15) sts down left side of neck, knit across 10 ( 10: 12: 12: 14: 14) front neck sts, pick up and knit 11 ( 12: 13: 13: 13: 15) sts up right side of neck, knit across 26 ( 28: 30: 32: 34: 36) back neck sts. [58 ( 62: 68: 70: 74: 80) sts] Row 1 ( WS) *K1B, P1A; rep from * to end, strand­ing colour not in use across WS of work. Row 2 *K1A, P1B; rep from * to end, strand­ing colour not in use across WS of work. Cont as set for 4 more rows. Break Yarn A and cont in Yarn B only. Work 1 row in 1x1 rib, then cast off in rib.

TO MAKE UP

Join left Shoul­der seam and Neckband. Line up cen­tre of Sleeve top with cen­tre of Shoul­der seam. Mark a point 24 ( 25: 27: 28: 30: 31) cm down from ei­ther side of Shoul­der seam. Line up outer edges of Sleeve top with this point. Join Sleeves to body. Join Sleeve seams and side seams. Block gently to measurements, fol­low­ing any yarn care in­struc­tions on the ball band.

Re­becca Galeney “I wanted this jumper to be di!er­ent "om the tradi#onal rein­deer ones. It had to be fun, so I dan­gled baubles "om the antlers and gave it a big red nose, with a silly face!” soft Quick to knit, to wear – Spe­cial for Chunky is ideal cosy jumpers!

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