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Free Jumper Knitting Pattern

jumper/jacket knitting pattern

Enjoy this free jumper knitting pattern and make this lovely jumper/jacket which can be worn either way- 2 garments for the price of 1! Whilst we hope that this pattern works well for you The Knitting Wool Store disclaims responsibility.

Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 88-96-102-112-126-138 cm / 34 5/8''-37¾''-40''-44''-49½''-54¼''
Full length: 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm / 20½''-21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''

Materials:
ALIZE GOLD SIMLI
450-500-550-600-700-750 g


CIRCULAR NEEDLES (60 cm / 24'') SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stockinette st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
CIRCULAR NEEDLE size 3.5 mm  for edges in garter st.
MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTONS -6 pieces for all sizes

Free Jumper Knitting Pattern Instructions:

Click Here to see Diagrams Below

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec inside 1 edge st in garter st. All dec are done from RS!
Dec before 1 edge st as follows: K 2 tog.
Dec after 1 edge st as follows: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

INCREASE TIP:
All inc are done from RS.
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO, on next row P YO twisted (i.e. work in the back loop of st instead front) to avoid holes.

BUTTONHOLES:
Dec for buttonholes on right band. 1 buttonhole = K tog third and fourth st from edge and make 1 YO.
Dec for buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 2, 11, 20, 29, 37 and 45 cm / 3/4",4½",8",11½",14½",17 3/4"
SIZE M: 2, 11, 20, 29, 38 and 47 cm / /4",4½",8",11½",14½",15",18½"
SIZE L: 4, 13, 22, 31, 40 and 49 cm / 1½",5",8 3/4",12 1/4",15 3/4",19 1/4".
SIZE XL: 4, 14, 23, 32, 41 and 50 cm / 1½",5½",9",12½",16",19 3/4"
SIZE XXL: 2, 12, 22, 32, 42 and 52 cm / 3/4",4 3/4",8 3/4",12½",16½",20½"
SIZE XXXL: 4, 14, 24, 34, 44 and 54 cm / 1½",5½",9½",13½",17 1/4",21 1/4"
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JUMPER:
Worked back and forth in several pieces and sewn tog when finished. Garment can be turned and used as a jacket but is described as a jumper in the pattern.

FRONT PIECE:
Cast on 102-110-120-130-144-156 sts (includes 1 edge st in each side) on circular needle size 3.5 mm . Work 2 ridges in GARTER ST. ( see explanation above.) Then switch to circular needle size 4 mm .Continue in st. st with 1 edge st in garter st in each side. When piece measures 5 cm / 2'', dec in each side of piece - READ DECREASE TIP! Repeat dec every cm / 3/8" 7-7-8-8-8-8 more times = 86-94-102-112-126-138 sts. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
Then inc in each side of piece and work pattern as follows: When piece measures 18-19-20-21-22-23 cm / 7''-7½''-8''-8¼''-8 ¾''-9'' n total, inc 1 st inside 1 edge st in garter st - Read INCREASE TIP. Repeat inc every 3½ cm / 1 1/4'' 3 more times = 94-102-110-120-134-146 sts. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 23-23-23-21-20-18 cm / 9"-9"-9"-8 1/4"-8"-7", work as follows from RS: 1 edge st in garter st, 2 sts in st. st, A.2, st. st until 10 sts remain, A.1, 2 sts in st. st, 1 edge st in garter st. When A.1 and A.2 have been worked 1 time vertically, beg with 1 new repetition of A.2/A.1 inside 1 edge st in garter st and 2 sts in st. st in the sides. Pattern (i.e. dec and YO) in repetitions will displace in towards middle of piece until it meets neck edge. NOTE: Repetitions are not worked over each other.
When piece measures 34-35-36-37-38-39 cm / 13 3/8''-13¾''-14¼''-14½''-15''-15¼'' in total, dec 1 st in each side for armholes = 92-100-108-118-132-144 sts. Continue like this with displacement of pattern and beg 1 new repetition in the sides until a total of 4 repetitions A.1 have been started in left side and 4 repetitions A.2 in right side. When piece measures 45-47-49-50-52-54 cm / 17 3/4"-18½"-19 1/4"-19 3/4"-20½"-21 1/4", slip the middle 18-18-20-20-20-20 sts on a stitch holder for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Then bind off at beg of every row from neck: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times and then 1 st 1-1-1-2-2-2 times = 29-33-36-41-47-53 sts remain for shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm / 20½''-21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''. Work the other shoulder the same way.

LEFT BACK PIECE:
Cast on 56-60-65-70-77-83 sts (includes 1 edge st in garter st and 5 band sts in garter st) on circular needle size 3.5 mm .Work 2 ridges. Then switch to circular needle size 4 mm / and continue as follows from RS: 5 band sts in garter st, st. st until 1 st remains, 1 edge st in garter st. Then dec in the side inside 1 edge st in garter st as on front piece. When all dec are done, there are 48-52-56-61-68-74 sts on needle.
Then inc in the side and work pattern as on front piece = 52-56-60-65-72-78 sts. NOTE: Work A.1 inside 2 sts in st. st and 1 edge st in garter st. When piece measures 34-35-36-37-38-39 cm / 13 3/8''-13¾''-14¼''-14½''-15''-15¼'', dec 1 st in the side for armhole = 51-55-59-64-71-77 sts. When piece measures 45-47-49-50-52-54 cm / 17 3/4"-18½"-19 1/4"-19 3/4"-20½"-21 1/4", slip the first 14-14-15-15-15-15 sts on a stitch holder, then bind off as follows on every row from neck 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times and then 1 st 1-1-1-2-2-2 times = 29-33-36-41-47-53 sts remain for shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm / 20½''-21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''.

RIGHT BACK PIECE:
Cast on and work as left back piece but reversed. I.e. work A.2 instead of A.1. Remember BUTTONHOLES - see explanation above.

SLEEVES:
The sleeve is worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 50-52-54-56-56-58 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm. Work 2 ridges. Then switch to circular needle size 4 mm and work st. st with 1 edge st in garter st in each side. When piece measures 6-8-11-9-5-6 cm / 2½"-3"-4½"-3½"-2"-2½", inc 1 st inside 1 edge st in garter st in each side of piece - remember INCREASE TIP. Repeat inc approx. every 3-2½-2-2-2-1½ cm / 1"-7/8"-3/4"-3/4"-3/4"-½" 13-14-15-16-17-19 more times = 78-82-86-90-94-98 sts. Continue until sleeve measures 48-47-46-45-43-41 cm / 19"-18½"-18"-17 3/4"-17"-16" in total (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders). Bind off.
Make another sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves in body, sew underarm and side seams in one inside 1 edge st in garter st. Cut the yarn and fasten. Sew the buttons on to left band.

NECK EDGE:
Pick up 110-124 sts around the neck (includes sts on stitch holders) on circular needle size 3.5 mm Work 2 ridges and loosely bind off.

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