JUMPER DRESS

Simply Knitting - - Jumper Dress -

BACK Cast on 102 (114: 122: 134: 142) sts us­ing 4.5mm nee­dles and Yarn A.

Row 1 (RS) K2, *P2, K2; rep from * to end.

Row 2 P2, *K2, P2; rep from * to end.

These 2 rows form rib.

Work in rib for a fur­ther 9 rows, end­ing with WS fac­ing for next row. Row 12 (WS) Rib 3 (9: 9: 2: 1), M1, (rib 4 (4: 4: 5: 5), M1) 24 (24: 26: 26: 28) times, rib 3 (9: 9: 2: 1). [127 (139: 149: 161: 171) sts] Change to 5mm nee­dles.

Beg on Row 1 of Body Chart, us­ing the stranded colour­work tech­nique (see fol­low­ing page) and start­ing with Chart stitch 11 (5: 21: 15: 10), work to end of Chart row, re­peat sts 1 to 21 of Chart 5 (5: 7: 7: 7) times, then work to st 11 (17: 1: 7: 12) once more. Cont straight, work­ing to Row 42 and then re­peat­ing all 42 rows through­out un­til Back meas ap­prox 56 (56: 57: 57: 57)cm, end­ing af­ter Chart Row 34 (34: 36: 36: 36) and with RS fac­ing for next row. SHAPE RAGLAN ARMHOLES Keep­ing patt cor­rect, cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. [121 (133: 143: 155: 165) sts]

Next row (RS) Us­ing Yarn A, K1, skpo, patt to last 3 sts, k2­tog, K1. Next row Us­ing Yarn A, P1, p2­tog, patt to last 3 sts, p2­togtbl, P1. Rep last 2 rows 13 (17: 20: 24: 26) more times.

[65 (61: 59: 55: 57) sts] Next row (RS) Us­ing Yarn A, K1, skpo, patt to last 3 sts, k2­tog, K1. Next row Us­ing Yarn A, P2, patt to last 2 sts, P2.

Rep last 2 rows 14 (12: 10: 8: 8) more times, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. [35 (35: 37: 37: 39) sts] Break off yarns and leave sts on a holder. FRONT Work as given for Back un­til 45 (45: 49: 49: 53) sts rem in raglan arm­hole shap­ing.

Work 1 row, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. SHAPE FRONT NECK Next row (RS) Us­ing Yarn A, K1, skpo, patt 10 (10: 12: 12: 14) sts and turn, leav­ing rem sts on a holder. [12 (12: 14: 14: 16) sts] Note Work each side of neck separately. Keep­ing raglan arm­hole de­creases cor­rect as set, dec 1 st at neck edge of next 4 rows, then on foll 1 (1: 2: 2: 3) alt rows AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st at raglan arm­hole edge of 2nd and foll 2 (2: 3: 3: 4) alt rows. [4 sts]

Work 1 row, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

Next row (RS) Us­ing Yarn A, K1, sk2po.

Next row Us­ing Yarn A, P2.

Next row Us­ing Yarn A, k2­tog. Fas­ten off.

With RS fac­ing, slip cen­tre 19 sts onto a holder, re­join yarns and patt to last 3 sts, us­ing Yarn A, k2­tog, K1. Com­plete to match first side, re­vers­ing shap­ings. SLEEVES (BOTH ALIKE)

Cast on 34 (38: 38: 38: 42) sts us­ing 4.5mm nee­dles and Yarn A. Work in rib as given for Back for 11 rows, end­ing with WS fac­ing for next row.

Row 12 (WS) Rib 0 (3: 2: 2: 5), inc in next st, (rib 1, inc once in each of next 2 sts) 11 (10: 11: 11: 10) times, rib 0 (4: 2: 2: 6).

[57 (59: 61: 61: 63) sts] Change to 5mm nee­dles.

Beg on Row 1 of Sleeve Chart, us­ing the stranded colour­work tech­nique (see be­low) and start­ing with Chart stitch 4 (3: 2: 2: 1), work to end of Chart row, re­peat sts 1 to 21 of Chart once, then work to st 18 (19: 20: 20: 21) once more. Inc 1 st at each end of 3rd and foll 1 (3: 2: 6: 8) alt rows, then on ev­ery foll 4th row un­til there are 97 (101: 103: 107: 111) sts, tak­ing inc sts into patt. Cont straight un­til Sleeve meas ap­prox 43 (43: 44: 44: 44)cm, end­ing af­ter Chart Row 4 (4: 6: 6: 6) and with RS fac­ing for next row.

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