Doesn't this gorgeous jumper ooze style and cuteness. The Alpaca Inca Spun Tweed Yarn knits up so beautifully too!
Size: 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Size in cm: 98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152
Materials: Inca Spun Tweed Colour TW8117 with Blue trim of TW1710
50 gram balls 6 – 6 – 7 – 7 – 8 balls plus 1 ball for contrast colour trim.
Needles: 5mm circular 60 cm, and 5mm circular plus, 4.5mm and 5 mm straight needles- or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
Button: 1 x Wooden Toggle button
1st Row: Knit all sts
2nd Row: Purl all sts
3rd Row: K1, Purl 2 to end
4th Row: Purl all sts
Inc 1 st by working 2 sts in the same st.
Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 112-126-140-154-154 sts on circular needle size 4.5 mm with dark blue Omca Spun Tweed. K 1 round. Then work next round as follows: * K 1, P 2, K 1, P 3 *, repeat from *-* the entire round. Continue rib like this. AT THE SAME TIME when 2 rounds in rib have been worked, switch to Duck Egg Blue 8117 and work until finished measurements. When rib measures 5 cm, dec all 3 P sts to 2 P (by P 2 tog) = 96-108-120-132-132 sts.
Switch to circular needle size 5 mm and work pattern.
When piece measures 6-6-7-7-7 cm, insert 2 markers in the piece; 1 marker at beg of round and 1 marker after 48-54-60-66-66 sts. Now inc 1 st - READ INCREASE TIP - on each side of every marker. Repeat inc every 7-7½-8-9-4½ cm 2-2-2-2-5 more times (= a total of 3-3-3-3-6 inc) = 108-120-132-144-156 sts - NOTE: Work the inc sts in the pattern.
When piece measures 27-29-31-33-35 cm work next row as follows: Cast off 3 sts for armhole, work 18-21-21-24-27 sts in pattern as before (= left front piece), cast off the next 12-12-18-18-18 sts for neck, work 18-21-21-24-27 sts (= right front piece), cast off 6 sts for armhole, work 48-54-60-66-72 sts (= back piece) and cast off the 3 remaining sts for armhole. Finish each part separately.
BACK: Place sts onto straight needles = 48-54-60-66-72 sts.
Continue back and forth with pattern as before - AT THE SAME TIME cast off for armholes at beg of every row in each side as follows: 2 sts 1-1-1-2-2 times and 1 st 1-1-1-2-2 times = 42-48-54-54-60 sts. Work until piece measures 38-41-44-47-50 cm. Now cast off the middle 10-10-16-16-16 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue to cast off 1 st on next row from neck = 15-18-18-18-21 sts remain on the shoulder. Continue until piece measures 40-43-46-49-52 cm and cast off.
RIGHT FRONT: Place sts onto straight needles = 18-21-21-24-27 sts.
Continue back and forth with pattern as before while AT THE SAME TIME casting off for armhole at beg of every row from the side as on back piece = 15-18-18-18-21 sts. Continue pattern until piece measures 40-43-46-49-52 cm and cast off - NOTE: Cast off on same row in pattern as on back piece.
LEFT FRONT: = 18-21-21-24-27 sts. Work as right front piece but reversed.
SLEEVE: Cast on 35-35-42-42-42 sts on with straight needles size 4.5 mm with dark blue.
K 1 row. Then work next row as follows: * K 1, P 2, K 1, P 3 *, repeat from *-* the entire row. 2nd row K3, P1, K2, P1, to end of row. Continue rib like this. AT THE SAME TIME when 2 rounds in rib have been worked, switch to Duck egg blue and work until finished measurements.
When rib measures 5 cm, dec all 3 P sts to 2 P sts = 30-30-36-36-36 sts.
Switch to needles size 5 mm and work pattern. When piece measures 6 cm, increase 1 st at each end of row, repeat inc every 3½-4½-5-4-4½ cm a total of 6-6-6-9-9 times = 42-42-48-54-54 sts - work the inc sts in pattern. When piece measures 28-33-36-41-46 cm, cast off 3 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows. Cast off for sleeve cap at beg of every row in each side as follows: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 1 time. Then cast off 2 sts at beg of every row in each side until piece measures 32-37-41-46-52 cm, then cast off 3 sts at beg of the next 2 rows. Cast off the remaining sts, piece measures approx. 33-38-42-47-53 cm.
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves.
Start mid front on the left side of sts cast off for neck (i.e. on right front piece). Knit up on circular needle size 4.5 mm with pale blue as follows: 27 to 36 sts up to shoulder, then knit up 15 to 21 sts in the back of neck, and finally 27 to 36 sts down along left side of neck dec = 69 to 93 sts (NOTE: Do not knit up where sts were cast off in front of neck).
K 1 row from WS while AT THE SAME TIME inc evenly to 87-93-105-111-111 sts. Then work rib as follows (from RS): 1 edge st which is worked K on all rows, * K 1, P 2 *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, finish with K 1 and 1 edge st which is worked K on all rows. Continue rib like this until collar measures approx. 3-3-5-5-5 cm. Now inc 1 K st in each of the middle 10-12-12-14-14 K sts seen from RS (= back of neck) = 97-105-117-125-125 sts. Work rib until collar measures 6-6-10-10-10 cm. Switch to dark blue and work 2 rows in rib as before, then loosely cast off with K over K and P over P.
Fold the collar double (right side over left side) at the bottom of neck opening and fasten neatly with stitches to neck line through both layers - outermost edge st in each side on collar are sewn edge to edge in front loop of outermost st towards cast off edge mid front.
Make one loop as follows: Twist 2 strands of 40 cm in dark blue and fold them double. Attach the strap about 3 cm up from the neckline (about 1 cm from the edge at center front).
Pull the strands through the collar on the right front piece (right after the dark blue edge) and fasten the ends on the back.
Sew button onto the collar on the left front piece, about 3 cm up from the neckline.