CHUNKY JUMPER

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Adding your own fin­ish­ing flour­ish to your work really gives you a sense of per­sonal achieve­ment. With this raglan Rico jumper you can add the em­broi­dery as seen in the photo or carve out a new de­sign of your own. Change the colours and the shapes to match your favourite shades and cre­ate a truly unique work of art!

BACK AND FRONT (BOTH ALIKE) Us­ing 10mm nee­dles and thumb method cast on 46 ( 50: 54) sts. Row 1 (RS): K3, p2, *k2, p2, rep from * to last st, k1. Row 2 (WS): K3, *p2, k2, rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1. The last 2 rows are called k2, p2 rib with edge sts. Work in rib as set for a fur­ther eight rows, end­ing with a WS row. Next row (RS): Knit. Next row (WS): K1, purl to last st, k1. The last 2 rows are called st st with edge sts. Cont in st st un­til work mea­sures 35 ( 37: 39) cm, 13¾ ( 14½ :15¼) in, end­ing with a WS row. Leave all sts on a stitch holder.

SLEEVES (BOTH ALIKE) Us­ing 10mm nee­dles and thumb method cast on 34 ( 34: 36) sts. Work 10 rows in rib as given for back. Cont in st st as given for back, un­til sleeve mea­sures 33cm (13in), end­ing with a WS row. Leave all sts on a stitch holder.

YOKE With RS fac­ing ar­range pieces on 10mm cir­cu­lar nee­dle as folls: 34 ( 34: 38) sts from one sleeve, pm, 46 ( 50: 54) sts from front, pm, 34 ( 34: 38) sts from 2nd sleeve, pm, 46 ( 50: 54) sts from back, pm. Join to work in the round. 160 ( 168: 184) sts Round 1: K33 ( 33: 37), k2­tog (1 st from ei­ther side of marker, move marker be­hind this st, to in­di­cate raglan cen­tre st), k44 ( 48: 52), k2­tog (mark raglan cen­tre st as be­fore), k32 ( 32: 36), k2­tog (mark raglan cen­tre st), k44 ( 48: 52), k2­tog (last st of this and 1st st of next rnd, mark raglan cen­tre st). 156 ( 164: 180) sts Round 2: Knit. Round 3: K1, skpo, knit to 3 sts be­fore marked raglan cen­tre st, k2­tog, k3, skpo, knit to 3 sts be­fore next marked raglan cen­tre st, k2­tog, k3, skpo, knit to 3 sts be­fore next marked raglan cen­tre st, k2­tog, k3, skpo, knit to 3 sts be­fore last marked raglan cen­tre st, k2­tog, k2. 148 ( 156: 168) sts Th­ese 2 rounds set raglan dec. Rep last 2 rnds 13 ( 14: 15) times. 44 ( 44: 52) sts Next round: *K2, p2, rep from * to end. This row forms k2, p2 rib. Cont in rib for a fur­ther eight rounds. Next round: Cast off as folls: *K2, p2­tog, rep from * to end.

MAKING UP Join side and sleeve seams. Em­broi­der as de­sired or fol­low im­age. Pin out to the mea­sure­ments given. Cover with clean, damp tea tow­els and leave un­til dry. See ball band for wash­ing and fur­ther care in­struc­tions.

M

91-96

36-38

112

44

58

22¾

33

13

L

101-108

40-43

120

47¼

62

24½

33

13

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