Peppa Pig sweater to knit

Woman's Weekly (UK) - - HELLO! - KNIT­TING EDI­TOR TERESA

We’re re­ally de­lighted to have teamed up with Peppa Pig and save the Chil­dren for Christ­mas Jumper Day. bring Peppa to life with our in­tar­sia mo­tif and em­broi­dered fea­tures and make a child’s

Christ­mas this year.

MEA­SURE­MENTS

To fit chest sizes 56 (61) (66) cm/

22 (24) (26) in.

Ac­tual mea­sure­ments 65 (70) (76) cm/25½ (27½) (30) in.

Side seam 23.5 (25) (26.5) cm/9¼ (9¾) (10½) in.

Length to shoul­der 38.5 (40.5) (42.5) cm/15 (16) (16¾) in. sleeve seam 25.5 (27.5) (29.5) cm/10 (10¾) (11½) in.

MA­TE­RI­ALS

3 (4) (5) 50g (104m) balls of King Cole Merino Blend DK (100% wool) in Pale Blue (1531); 2 (2) (3) balls in White (01); 1 ball in each of Pale Pink (1532), Car­na­tion (3090), Scar­let (09), Cran­berry (703), Rasp­berry (907) and Fuch­sia (787); small amount in each of Black (48), Gold (55) and Mus­tard (855)*. Pair each of 3.25mm (No.10) and 4mm (No.8) knit­ting nee­dles; stitch hold­ers. Yarn is avail­able from theknit­tingnet­work.co.uk.

TEN­SION

22 stitches and 28 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over stock­ing stitch, us­ing 4mm nee­dles.

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS

K, knit; p, purl; st(s), stitch(es); tog, to­gether; inc, in­crease (by work­ing twice into same st); dec, de­crease (by work­ing 2 sts tog); ss, stock­ing st (k on right side and p on wrong side).

NOTE

Yarn amounts are based on av­er­age re­quire­ments and are there­fore ap­prox­i­mate. In­struc­tions are given for small size. Where they vary, work fig­ures in round brack­ets for larger sizes. In­struc­tions in square brack­ets are worked as stated after 2nd bracket.

BACK

With 3.25mm nee­dles and Pale Blue, cast on 66 (70) (78) sts.

** K 2 rows.

Strand­ing yarn not in use loosely across wrong side, work two­colour rib as fol­lows,

1st rib row (right side): K2 Pale Blue, [p2 White, k2 Pale Blue] to end.

2nd rib row: P2 Pale Blue [k2 White, p2 Pale Blue] to end.

Last 2 rows form rib. Rib an­other 6 rows.

With Pale Blue, k 2 rows. **

Change to 4mm nee­dles and con­tinue in White only.

K 1 row, inc 6 (8) (6) sts evenly

– 72 (78) (84) sts. ***

Be­gin­ning with a p row, ss 45 (49) (53) rows. Con­tinue in Pale Blue only. Ss 10 rows. shape arm­holes: Cast off 2 (3) (4) sts at be­gin­ning of next 2 rows – 68 (72) (76) sts.

Dec 1 st at each end of next row and 4 fol­low­ing al­ter­nate rows

– 58 (62) (66) sts.

Ss 31 (33) (35) rows. shape shoul­ders: Cast off 7 sts at be­gin­ning of next 2 rows and 6 (7) (8) sts at be­gin­ning of fol­low­ing 2 rows – 32 (34) (36) sts.

Leave these sts on a st holder.

Front

Work as back to *** – 72 (78)

(84) sts.

Be­gin­ning with a p row, ss 13

(17) (21) rows.

Us­ing sep­a­rate small balls of yarn for each coloured area and twist­ing yarns to­gether on wrong side at joins, read­ing Peppa chart from right to left on right-side (k) rows and from left to right on wrong-side (p) rows, work mo­tif from chart thus:

1st row: K18 (21) (24) White, k across 1st row of Peppa chart, k18 (21) (24) White.

2nd row: P18 (21) (24) White, p across 2nd row of Peppa chart, p18 (21) (24) White.

Work an­other 30 rows from chart as set.

Us­ing Pale Blue in­stead of White, work a fur­ther 10 rows from chart. shape arm­holes: Con­tinue work­ing from chart and cast off 2 (3) (4) sts at be­gin­ning of next 2 rows then dec 1 st at each end of next row and 4 fol­low­ing al­ter­nate rows – 58 (62) (66) sts. Pat­tern 7 rows straight to com­plete chart.

Con­tinue in Pale Blue only and ss an­other 12 (14) (16) rows. shape neck: next row: K19 (20) (21), turn and work on these sts for left side. left side: Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 2 rows and 4 fol­low­ing al­ter­nate rows – 13 (14) (15) sts.

P 1 row. shape shoul­der: Cast off 7 sts at be­gin­ning of next row –

6 (7) (8) sts. Ss 1 row. Cast off. right side: With right side fac­ing, slip cen­tre 20 (22) (24) sts on to a st holder, re­join Pale Blue to re­main­ing sts, and k to end

– 19 (20) (21) sts.

Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 2 rows and 4 fol­low­ing al­ter­nate rows – 13 (14) (15) sts.

P 1 row and k 1 row. shape shoul­der: Work as left shoul­der.

sleeves

(both alike)

With 3.25mm nee­dles and Pale Blue, cast on 42 (46) (50) sts. Work as back from ** to **. Change to 4mm nee­dles.

K 1 row, inc 5 sts evenly – 47 (51) (55) sts. P 1 row.

Con­tinue in ss and inc 1 st at each end of next row and 5 (6) (7) fol­low­ing 10th (10th) (8th) rows – 59 (65) (71) sts.

Ss 9 (5) (15) rows. shape top: Cast off 2 (3) (4) sts at be­gin­ning of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st at each end of next row and 4 fol­low­ing al­ter­nate rows – 45 (49) (53) sts.

Dec 1 st at each end of next 9 (11) (13) rows – 27 sts. Cast off.

NECK­BAND

Join right shoul­der seam. With right side fac­ing, and with 3.25mm nee­dles and Pale Blue, pick up and k13 sts down left side neck, k20 (22) (24) sts from cen­tre front holder, pick up and k13 sts up right side neck, then k32 (34) (36) sts from cen­tre back neck holder – 78

(82) (86) sts. K 1 row. Rib 4 rows as for back. Break off White and con­tinue in Pale Blue only. De­crease row: With Pale Blue, k2 (4) (6), k2­tog, [k4, k2­tog, k2, k2­tog] 7 times, k to end – 63 (67) (71) sts. K 1 row. Be­gin­ning with a k row, ss 4 rows. Cast off.

To make up

Fold neck­band to wrong side and sew in place. Join left shoul­der and neck­band seams. Sew in sleeves then join side and sleeve seams. Fol­low­ing charts and pho­tos, em­broi­der a French knot with Black for each eye pupil. Out­line with a cir­cle of chain stitches in White, then an­other cir­cle in Car­na­tion. With Rasp­berry, em­broi­der curved line of chain stitches for mouth and 2 French knots for nos­trils. With Car­na­tion, em­broi­der tail in chain stitches. With White, Swiss darn tree mo­tifs above cuff on sleeves and above White sec­tion on back and front. With White, Swiss darn snowflake mo­tifs, ran­domly spaced.

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