This classic cotton knit with a nautical feel can be worked in stripes or a plain colour, with or without a hood.
Nautical knit for kids
Panda Regal 4ply (50g) balls
Striped Jumper: Main Colour (MC): 3 (4, 5, 6) balls.
Contrast Colour (CC): 2 (3, 4) balls.
Hooded jumper: 6 (7, 7, 8) balls.
One pair each 2.75mm, 3.25mm and one set of 2.75mm knitting needles
2 stitch holders
To fit size: 2 (4, 6, 8) years. To fit chest: 55 (60, 65, 70) cm.
Actual measurement: 70 (76, 82, 88) cm.
Length: 40 (45, 50, 55) cm.
Sleeve length: 23 (28, 33, 38) cm.
These garments have been designed at a tension of 27 sts and 34 rows to 10cm over stocking st using 3.25mm needles.
dec: decrease, decreasing
foll: follows, following
inc: increase, increasing
incl: inclusive, including
0: (zero) no sts, rows or times
stocking st: 1 row knit, 1 row purl
Using 3.25mm needles and CC, cast on 98 (106, 114, 122) sts.
1st row: K2, * P2, K2, rep from * to end.
2nd row: P2, * K2, P2, rep from * to end.
Change to MC and rep 1st and 2nd rows 4 times (10 rows rib in all). **
Working in Stocking st for rem, beg Stripe Patt.
Work 8 rows MC, 1 row CC, 1 row MC, 4 rows CC, 1 row MC, 1 row CC.
Last 16 rows form Stripe patt.
Cont in stripe patt until work measures 38 (43, 48, 53) cm from beg, ending with a purl row.
Shape Back Neck.
Next Row. Patt 33 (37, 40, 42) K2tog, turn.
Keeping patt correct, cont on these 34 (38, 41, 43) sts and dec one st at neck edge in alt rows twice ... 32 (36, 39, 41) sts.
Work 1 row patt.
Shape Shoulder. Keeping patt correct, cast off 10 (11, 12, 13) sts at beg of next and foll alt row, at same time dec one st at neck edge in next and foll alt row.
Work 1 row patt, Cast off rem 10 (12, 13, 13) sts.
Slip next 28 (28, 30, 34) sts onto a stich holder and leave.
With right side facing, join yarn to rem 35 (39, 42, 44) sts, K2 tog, patt to end ... 34 (38, 41, 43) sts.
Keeping patt correct, cont on these 34 (38, 41, 43) sts and dec one st at neck edge in alt rows 3 times ... 31 (35, 38, 40) sts.
Shape Shoulder. Keeping patt correct, cast off 10 (11, 12, 13) sts at beg of next and foll alt row one st at neck edge in foll alt row.
Work 1 row patt. Cast off rem 10 (12, 13, 13) sts.
Work as given for Back to **.
Working rem in Stripe Patt as given for Back.
Work 6 rows stripe patt.
Beg Front Flap For Pocket. Next row. Patt 75 (81, 87, 93) sts, turn.
Next row. Patt 52 (56, 50, 64) sts, turn.
Keeping patt correct, cont on these 52 (56, 60, 64) sts for pocket and dec one st at each end of next and foll 4th rows until 30 (34, 36, 40) sts rem.
Purl 1 row. Break yarn and leave sts on a stitch holder.
With right sides facing, join appropriate colour to beg of second groups of sts, cast on 52 (56, 56, 60, 64) sts (for behind pocket), patt to end .. 98 (106, 114, 122) sts.
Keeping patt correct, work 43 (44, 47, 47) rows across all sts.
Join Front Flap for Pocket. Next row. Patt 34 (36, 39, 41) sts placing stitch holder for Pocket at front of work, and working through both front and back sts together: (K2tog) 30 (34, 36, 40) times, knit to end ... 98 (106, 114, `122) sts.
Cont in patt until there are 14 rows less than Back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with a purl row.
Shape Neck. Next row: Patt 39 (43, 46, 50), turn.
**Keeping patt correct, dec one st at neck edge in every row until 33 (37, 40, 40) sts rem, then in foll alt row/s until 30 (34, 37, 39) sts rem.
Work 1 row patt. **
Shape Shoulder. Cast off 10 (11, 12, 13) sts at beg of next and foll alt row.
Work 1 row patt. Cast off rem 10 (12, 13, 13) sts .
Slip next 20 (20, 22, 22) sts onto a stitch holder and leave. With right side facing, join appropriate colour to rem 39 (43 46, 50) sts and patt to end.
Rep from ** to **.
Work 1 row patt.
Shape Shoulder. Work as given for other shoulder shaping.
Using 2.75mm needles and MC, cast on 42 (42, 46, 46) sts.
Work 10 rows rib as given for Back.
Change to 3.25mm needles and beg Stripe Patt.
Work in stocking st and stripe patt as given for Back, working extra sts into patt as they become available, at same time one st at each end of 3rd and foll alt rows until there are 54 (50, 54, 56) sts, the in foll 4th rows until there are 76 (82, 94, 104) sts.
Cont in patt (without further inc) until work measures 23 (28, 33, 38 cm from beg ending with a purl row.
Shape Top. Keeping patt correct, cast off 10 (11, 12, 14) sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 10 (11, 13, 14) sts at beg of foll 2 rows. Cast off rem 16 (16, 20, 20) sts.
Join shoulder seams.
Using a set of 2.75mm needles and MC, beg at left shoulder seam, knit up 88 (88, 96, 96) sts evenly around neck edge, incl sts from stitch holders.
1st round. *K2, P2, rep from * to end.
Rep 1st round 7 times.
Change to CC and rep 1st round twice more, (10 rounds rib in all).
Cast off loosely in rib.
SIDE EDGING FOR POCKET
***Using 2.75mm needles and MC, knit up 38 (38, 42, 42) sts evenly along one side edge of Pocket.
Work 4 rows rib as for Back, beg with a 2nd row.
Change to CC and work 2 rows rib.
Cast off loosely in rib. ***
Rep from *** to *** for other side of Pocket.
TO MAKE UP
Tie a marker 15 (16, 18, 20) cm down from beg of shoudler shaping on side edges of Back and Front to indicate armholes.
Place centre of sleeves to shoulder seams, sew in sleeves evenly between markers. Join side and sleeve seams. Sew pocket bands into position at top and bottom edges.
BACK, FRONT AND SLEEVES
Work as given for Striped Jumper, noting to cast off centre sts on back and front necks, and work in one colour only.
SIDE EDGING ON POCKET
Work as given for Striped Jumper, working in one colour only.
Using 2.75mm needles, cast on 150 (150, 162, 162) sts.
Work 8 rows rib as given for Back.
Change to 3.25mm needles.
Work in stocking st until work measures 18 (18, 20, 21) cm from beg, ending with a purl row.
Cast off 13 (13, 15, 15) sts at beg of next 6 rows, then 16 (16, 15, 15) sts at beg of foll 2 rows.
Cast off rem 40 (40 42, 42) sts.
TO MAKE UP
Work as given for striped jumper. Fold hood in half and join back seam. Sew hood in position around neck edge, easing fullness into back neck if necessary. Turn wrong side and stitch across top edge of hood point, to make ut more rounded at top.
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