Kids’ snow­man jumper

Per­fect for play-mates and play-dates.

Simply Knitting - - In This Issue -

Say hello to your lit­tle one’s new favourite jumper! With the ma­jor­ity worked in stock­ing stitch and just a touch of garter stitch on the sleeves, this frosty fella is a dod­dle to knit. The cute snow­man is cro­cheted and ap­pliquéd on af­ter­wards, but if you don’t fancy pick­ing up a hook you can al­ways use felt cir­cles in­stead.

BACK

Cast on 68 ( 72: 76: 84: 88: 96) sts us­ing 3¼mm nee­dles and Yarn C. Rows 1- 8 *K2, P2; rep from * to end.

SIZES 4-5YRS, 6-7YRS, 8-9YRS AND 10-11YRS ONLY Cont in rib as set for - (-: 2: 4: 6: 6) more rows.

ALL SIZES Change to 4mm nee­dles and Yarn A. Row 1 Knit. Row 2 Purl.

Con­tinue work­ing in st st as set un­til piece mea­sures 24 ( 25.5: 28: 33: 35: 37.5) cm from cast- on edge, end­ing af­ter a WS row. Next row Cast off 3( 3: 4: 5: 6: 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows. [62 ( 66: 68: 74: 76: 84) sts]** Con­tinue to work in st st as set un­til piece mea­sures 36 ( 38: 42: 48: 52: 56) cm from cast- on edge end­ing with a RS row. Next row P15 ( 17: 17: 19: 18: 22), PM, P32 ( 32: 34: 36: 40: 40), PM, P15 ( 17: 17: 19: 18: 22). Cast off, keep­ing mark­ers in place.

FRONT

Work as for Back to **. Con­tinue to work in st st as set un­til piece mea­sures: 28.5 ( 30.5: 34.5: 40.5: 44.5: 48.5) cm from cast- on edge end­ing af­ter a WS row.

BE­GIN NECK SHAP­ING

Next row K26 ( 28: 28: 31: 31: 35) turn, leave rem 36 ( 38: 40: 43: 45: 49) sts on stitch holder. Next row Purl. Work­ing on these 26 ( 28: 28: 31: 31: 35) sts only con­tinue as fol­lows: De­crease 1 st at neck edge of next 5 ( 5: 5: 6: 6: 6) rows. [21 ( 23: 23: 25: 25: 29) sts] De­crease 1 st at neck edge of next 6 ( 6: 6: 6: 7: 7) RS rows. [15 ( 17: 17: 19: 18: 22) sts] Con­tinue work­ing in st st un­til piece mea­sures 36 ( 38: 42: 48: 52: 56) cm, end­ing af­ter a WS row. Cast off. With RS fac­ing, work­ing on rem 36 ( 38: 40: 43: 45: 48) sts, slip next 10 ( 10: 12: 12: 14: 14) sts onto stitch holder, re­join Yarn A to rem 26 ( 28: 28: 31: 31: 35) sts, knit to end. Next row Purl. Work­ing on these 26 ( 28: 28: 31: 31: 35) sts only cont as fol­lows: De­crease 1 st at neck edge of next 5 ( 5: 5: 6: 6: 6) rows. [21 ( 23: 23: 25: 25: 29) sts] De­crease 1 st at neck edge of next 6 ( 6:

6: 6: 7: 7) RS rows. [15 ( 17: 17: 19: 18: 22) sts]

Con­tinue work­ing in st st un­til piece mea­sures 36 ( 38: 42: 48: 52: 56) cm, end­ing af­ter a WS row. Cast off.

SLEEVES (MAKE TWO) Read ahead, as the stripe se­quence and shap­ing are worked at the same time.

STRIPE SE­QUENCE

Row 1 Purl in Yarn A. Row 2 Purl in Yarn A. Row 4 Knit in Yarn A. Row 5 Purl in Yarn A. Row 6 Knit in Yarn A. Row 7 Purl in Yarn A. Row 8 Knit in Yarn A. Row 9 Purl in Yarn B. Row 10 Purl in Yarn B. Row 11 Knit in Yarn B. Row 12 Purl in Yarn B. Row 13 Knit in Yarn B. Row 14 Purl in Yarn B. Row 15 Knit in Yarn B. Row 16 Purl in Yarn B.

Cast on 36 ( 40: 44: 48: 52: 56) sts us­ing 3 mm nee­dles and Yarn C. Rows 1- 8 *K2, P2; rep from * to end.

SIZES 4-5YRS, 6-7YRS, 8-9YRS AND 10-11YRS ONLY Cont in rib as set for - (-: 2: 4: 6: 6) more rows.

ALL SIZES Change to 4mm nee­dles and Yarn A. Row 1 Knit. Row 2 Purl.

Work in st st through­out fol­low­ing the Stripe Se­quence above, AT THE SAME TIME work­ing shap­ing as folls:

Inc 1 st at each end of 3rd ( 3rd: 3rd: 5th: 3rd: 3rd) and ev­ery fol­low­ing 4th ( 4th: 4th: 6th: 4th: 4th) row, 6 ( 4: 3: 7: 3: 5) times. [50 ( 50: 52: 64: 60: 68) sts] Inc 1 st at each end of ev­ery fol­low­ing 6th ( 6th: 6th: 8th: 6th: 6th) row, 1 ( 3: 5: 1:

8: 7) times. [52 ( 56: 62: 66: 76: 82) sts] Con­tinue work­ing in st st as set un­til piece mea­sures 30 ( 31.5: 33.5: 37: 41:

45) cm from cast- on edge, end­ing af­ter a WS row. Cast off.

NECKBAND

Join right shoul­der seam. With RS fac­ing, us­ing 3 mm cir­cu­lar nee­dle and Yarn A, pick up and knit 23 ( 23: 23: 24: 23: 23) sts evenly along left side of neck, work across 10 ( 10: 12: 12: 14: 14) sts left on holder at front of neck, pick up and knit 23 ( 23: 23: 24: 23: 23) sts evenly along right side of neck, pick up and knit 32 ( 32: 34: 36: 40: 40) from cast- off stitches at back of neck. [88 ( 88: 92: 96: 100: 100) sts]

Change to Yarn C. Row 1 Purl. Rows 2- 6 *K2, P2; rep from * to end.

SIZES 8-9YRS AND 10-11YRS ONLY Cont in rib as set for - (-: -: -: 2: 4) more rows.

ALL SIZES Cast off us­ing El­iz­a­beth Zim­mer­man’s sewn bind off to form a stretchy edge as folls: cut a length of yarn ap­prox 3 times the length of your work and thread onto a ta­pes­try nee­dle. Hold­ing the knit­ting nee­dle with the stitches in the left hand and the ta­pes­try nee­dle in your right hand. *In­sert the ta­pes­try nee­dle into the first 2 sts on the knit­ting nee­dle as if to purl and draw the length of yarn all the way through. With­out tak­ing the sts off the LH nee­dle, in­sert the ta­pes­try nee­dle into the first st on the knit­ting nee­dle again as if to knit, draw the yarn through and slip the stitch off. Rep from * un­til all sts are cast off.

SNOW­MAN BODY

(CRO­CHET METHOD) Us­ing a 4 ½ mm cro­chet hook and Yarn D, make a magic loop. Round 1 8htr into ring. [8htr] Round 2 2htr into each htr around. [16htr] Round 3 (2htr in next st, htr into next st) 8 times. [24htr] Round 4 (2htr in next st, htr into each of next 2 sts) 8 times. [32htr] Round 5 (2htr in next st, htr into each of next 3 sts) 8 times. [40htr]

Round 6 (2htr in next st, htr into each of next 4 sts) 8 times, ss in top of be­gin­ning htr. [48htr] Fas­ten off and weave in ends.

SNOW­MAN HEAD

Work as Body from Rounds 1- 4, ss in top of be­gin­ning htr. [32htr] Fas­ten off and weave in ends.

SNOWBALLS (MAKE 5) Us­ing a 4 ½ mm cro­chet hook and Yarn D, make a magic loop. Round 1 6dc into ring. [6dc] Round 2 2dc into each dc around. [12dc] Round 3 (2dc in next st, dc into next st) 6 times, ss in be­gin­ning dc. [18dc] Fas­ten off and weave in ends.

ARMS (MAKE 2) Us­ing a 4 ½ mm cro­chet hook and Yarn D, ch8. Fas­ten off.

HANDS (MAKE 2) Us­ing a 4 ½ mm cro­chet hook and Yarn D, ch7. Fas­ten off.

SNOW­MAN & SNOWBALLS

(NON-CRO­CHET METHOD) From felt, cut one 10cm di­am­e­ter cir­cle for the body. Cut one 6cm- di­am­e­ter cir­cle for the head and five 4cm- di­am­e­ter cir­cles for the snowballs. Us­ing im­age as a guide sew these onto front of sweater. Em­broi­der Snow­man’s Arms us­ing Yarn D.

CARROT NOSE

Cast on 13 sts us­ing 3 mm nee­dles and or­ange yarn. Row 1 Knit. Row 2 Purl. Row 3 (K1, k2­tog) 4 times, K1. [9 sts] Row 4 Purl. Row 5 K2­tog 4 times, K1. [5 sts] Row 6 P1, p2­tog twice. [3 sts] Break yarn, leav­ing a long tail for mak­ing up, thread through rem sts, pull tight. Sew side seams and stuff lightly.

SCARF

Cast on 17 sts us­ing 4mm nee­dles and Yarn C. Rows 1-2 Sl1, knit to end. Cast off.

SCARF ENDS

Make as scarf, cast on 15 sts for first end and 13 sts for sec­ond end. Add fringe to Scarf ends.

TO MAKE UP

Join left shoul­der and neck band seams, hold sleeves in half length­wise and place stitch marker in cen­tre, use this stitch marker to line the cen­tre of the Sleeve cap with the shoul­der seam, pin Sleeve into place. Once happy, sew into po­si­tion. Us­ing the im­age as a guide sew on Snow­man, Snowballs, Arms, Carrot Nose, but­tons and Scarf. Join side and Sleeve seams. Block gently, fol­low­ing any in­struc­tions on the ball band.

KNIT YOUR LIT­TLE ONE A MYSTICAL UNI­CORN HOODIE BY JANE BURNS. IS­SUE 167 IS OUT FRI 8 DE­CEM­BER.

100% wool makes this cool look­ing jumper a real win­ter warmer!

The arms of this cheery knit are worked in stripes with tex­tured de­tail.

Fans of cro­chet can use magic loop, half tre­bles and slip stitches to cre­ate the de­tail.

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