This kit was not made in a day. The jumper was, we admit it, quite challenging, at times. It´s not very hard, but it takes time. Oh well, we´re the unpatient kind. And when finished, oh what a treat to look at. The tine woven stars and the massive stripes in the pants. Oh yes, this time we´re pretty pleased.
Yarn for the entire kit:
1 y= 400 g
2/3 y= 500 g
4/5 y=600 g
1 (2/3) 4/5 years
4/5 available her, the entire kit can be purchased here.
200 (300) 400 g Abuelita Baby Merino Lace or Abuelita 3-ply
OR 200 (300) 400 g Pickles Pure Thin Alpaca
US 6 circualr needles
4” = 24 stitches
The jumper is knitted in one piece, staring at the bottom of the front piece, working your way over the head.
Cast on 81 stitches on US 6
Knit 1.2" rib, K1, P1. Knit back and forth.
Knit the woven stitch by repeating these 8 rows:
Row 1: * K1 in an contrasting colour, slip one with yarn in back * Repeat from * to * until one stitch remain. Knit the stitch in the contrasting colour.
Row 2: * K1 in an contrasting colour, slip one with yarn in front * Repeat from * to * until one stitch remain. Knit the stitch in the contrasting colour.
Row 3 and 4: Knit in base colour.
Row 5: * Slip one with yarn in back, K1 in a contrasting colour.* Repeat from * to * until one stitch remain. Turn.
Row 6: * Slip one with yarn in front, K1 in a contrasting colour.* Repeat from * to * until one stitch remain, slip it.
Row 7 and 8: Knit
Keep knitting likt this until the piece is about 9.4". It is important that you are about to start row 3 or 7. Knit like usual until the end of the row, increase 62 stitches. Turn, knit until the end of the row and increase 62 stitches in the other end too. Total number of stitches = 205. Keep on knitting the pattern until your piece is
about 14.6". You should have just finished row 4 or 8 in the pattern.
Use the base colour and knit like this:
Row 1 : Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K 65. Bind off 75 stitches. K 65.
Row 4: P 65. Cast on 75 stitches. P 65.
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Purl
Row 7 and 8 :Knit
Start knitting row 1 in the woven stitch pattern. Knit until the sleeves on the back ar the same length as on the front. Bind off 62 stitches at the beginning and masker 62 stitches at the end of roe 4 or 8.
Knit until the the backpiece is as long as the frontpiece. remember the rib.
Assemble along the sides.
Flaps with button holes: Pick up 20 (24) 26 stitches along the hole for the head. Start at the sholder end of the hole. Toy will make on placed on each shoulder. Knit like this:
Knit 2 rows, knit 2 rows in stockinette. Make button holes like this:
K 3, K2tog, YO, K 7, K2tog, YO, 7, K2tog, YO, K 3.
Knit 2 rows in stokinett, knit 2 rows. Bind off.
Pick up 34 stitches around the arm. Knit a rib, K1, P1 until it is 1.2". Bind off. Repeat on the other side.
1 (2/3) 4/5 years
200 (300) 300 g Abuelita Baby Merino Lace or Abuelita 3-ply.
OR 200 (300) 300 g g Pickles Pure Thin Alpaca
US 4 and 6 DP needles and small circular needles.
Gauge per 4”
Use 2 strands. Knit in the round. Start at the top.
Cast on 112 stitches loosely using US 4 circular needles.
Knit a rib over the next 5”. BUT, do you want some extra hold you should knit round 4 like this to create holes for a cord.
*k2tog, YO, k1, p1*
After the rib, you´ll switch to US 6 circular needles. Knit on in tockinette until your piece is 6.7”. Mark your work before the two last and after the two first stitches on the round. This will be the middle back. On every second round you will increase one stitch on each side of these four stitches. Do this by lifting the yarn between two stitches uo, tvisting it, slipping it onto your left needle and knitting it. Increase like this 11 rounds in total = 134 stitches. Bind off the four stitches in the middle back as well as the four in the middle in front = 126 stitches devided on two legs = 63 stitches.
Put the stitches for one leg on a thread. Knit the other leg in the round until it is 24”. Switch to US needles 4 and knit a rib, K1, P1. For size 1 and 3/4 you should knit the first two stitches on the first round together to create an equal number of stitches.
Knit the rib until it is 4.5”. Bind off. Repeat for the other side.
Assemble the trousers. Make a cord and you´re done!