THE SNOW­MAN JUMPER BACK

Simply Knitting - - The Snowman Jumper -

Cast on 70 (74: 80: 84: 88: 94) sts us­ing 3.5mm nee­dles and Yarn A. Row 1 Knit.

Row 2 (K1, P1) to end of the row.

Last 2 rows set 1x1 garter rib. Con­tinue in 1x1 garter rib for 10 more rows. Change to 4mm nee­dles, con­tinue in stock­ing stitch un­til work meas 24 (25.5: 28: 33: 35: 37.5)cm, end­ing with a WS row.

ARM­HOLE SHAP­ING

Next row (RS) Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. [64 (68: 74: 78: 82: 88) sts]

Next row Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows. [60 (64: 70: 74: 78: 84) sts]

Next row K1, k2­tog, knit to last 3 sts, k2­tog, K1. [2 sts dec’d] Next row P1, p2­tog, knit to last 3 sts, p2­tog, P1. [2 sts dec’d] Rep the last 2 rows 0 (0: 1: 2: 2: 2) more times. [56 (60: 62: 62: 66: 72) sts] *** SHOUL­DERS AND NECK Cont with­out shap­ing un­til arm­hole mea­sures 11 (12: 13: 14: 15:

16.5)cm, cast off 4 (4: 4: 4: 4: 5) sts, knit un­til there are 10 (11: 11: 11: 12: 13) sts on RH nee­dle, cast off cen­tre 28 (30: 32: 32: 34: 36) sts, knit to end of row. Each side is worked sep­a­rately.

Next row (WS) Cast off 4 (4: 4: 4: 4: 5) sts, purl to cen­tral cast off. [10 (11: 11: 11: 12: 13) sts]

Next row Cast off 2 sts at neck edge, knit to end of row. [8 (9: 9: 9: 10: 11) sts]

Next row Cast off 4 (4: 4: 4: 5: 5) sts, purl to end of row. [4 (5: 5: 5: 5: 6) sts] Knit 1 row. Next row Cast off re­main­ing 4 (5: 5: 5: 5: 6) sts. With WS fac­ing re­join the yarn to neck edge of rem 10 (11: 11: 11: 12: 13) sts. Next row (WS) Cast off 2 sts at neck edge, purl to end of row. [8 (9: 9: 9: 10: 11) sts] Knit 1 row. Next row Cast off re­main­ing 8 (9: 9: 9: 10: 11) sts].

FRONT

Cast on 70 (74: 80: 84: 88: 94) sts us­ing 3.5mm nee­dles and Yarn A. Row 1 Knit.

Row 2 (K1, P1) to end of the row. Last row sets 1x1 rib. Con­tinue in 1x1 rib for 10 more rows. Change to 4mm nee­dles, con­tinue in stock­ing stitch un­til work meas 10 (11.5: 13: 14: 15: 16)cm from cast-on edge. Work the Chart as folls, us­ing the in­tar­sia tech­nique.

Note You might wish to work The Snow­man Chart in Yarns A and B only, and then Swiss darn the cor­rect colours over the top when you are fin­ished. Next row K12 (14: 17: 19: 21: 24), work Row 1 of Chart, K12 (14: 17: 19: 21: 24). Next row P12 (14: 17: 19: 21: 24), work Row 2 of Chart, P12 (14: 17: 19: 21: 24). Last 2 rows set Chart place­ment. Cont to work Chart as set un­til all 35 rows are com­plete. Con­tinue in Yarn A only un­til Front mea­sures 24 (25.5: 28: 33: 35: 37.5)cm, end­ing with a WS row. ARM­HOLE SHAP­ING

Work as for Back. SHOUL­DERS AND NECK

When the arm­hole mea­sures 6 (7: 7.5: 8.5: 9.5: 10.5)cm, beg on a knit row, work 23 (24: 25: 25: 26: 28) sts, cast off cen­tre 10 (12: 12:

12: 14: 16) sts, work to end of row. [23 (24: 25: 25: 26: 28) sts for each side] Each side is worked sep­a­rately.

Purl 1 row.

Cast off 3 sts at neck edge, work to end of the row. [20 (21: 22: 22: 23: 25) sts]

Purl 1 row.

Cast off 2 sts at neck edge, work to end of the row. [18 (19: 20: 20: 21: 23) sts]

Purl 1 row.

Cast off 2 sts at neck edge, work to end of the row. [16 (17: 18: 18: 19: 21) sts]

Dec 1 st at the neck edge of the next 4 (4: 5: 5: 5: 5) rows.

[12 (13: 13: 13: 14: 16) sts] Cont in st st un­til arm­hole mea­sures 11 (12: 13: 14: 15: 16.5)cm, end­ing with a RS row.

Beg with a WS row, shape shoul­ders as folls: SHAPE SHOUL­DERS Next row (WS) Cast off 4 (4: 4: 4: 4: 5) sts, purl to cen­tral cast off. [8 (9: 9: 9: 10: 11) sts] Knit 1 row. Next row Cast off 4 (4: 4: 4: 5: 5) sts, purl to end of row. [4 (5: 5: 5: 5: 6) sts] Knit 1 row. Next row Cast off re­man­ing 4 (5: 5: 5: 5: 6) sts. With WS fac­ing, re­join the yarn to neck edge of rem 23 (24: 25: 25: 26: 28) sts. Cast off 3 sts at neck edge, work to end of the row. [20 (21: 22: 22: 23: 25) sts]

Knit 1 row.

Cast off 2 sts at neck edge, work to end of the row. [18 (19: 20: 20: 21: 23) sts]

Knit 1 row.

Cast off 2 sts at neck edge, work to end of the row. [16 (17: 18: 18: 19: 21) sts]

Knit 1 row.

Dec 1 st at the neck edge of the next 4 (4: 5: 5: 5: 5) rows. [12 (13: 13: 13: 14: 16) sts] Cont in st st un­til arm­hole mea­sures 11 (12: 13: 14: 15: 16.5)cm, end­ing with a WS row.

Beg with a RS row, shape shoul­ders as folls:

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