Raven Jumper

Little ones will look adorable in this versatile jumper!

Sizing

Raven jumper

3-4yrs: to fit chest 55-57cm
5-6yrs: to fit chest 59-61cm
7-8yrs: to fit chest 63-67cm
9-10yrs: to fit chest 69-73cm

View a diagram of the pattern

Yarn
Rowan All Seasons Cotton
3-4yrs: 8 x 50g
5-6yrs: 9 x 50g
7-8yrs: 10 x 50g
9-10yrs: 11 x 50g
(photographed in Jersey 191)

NEEDLES
1 pair 5mm (UK 6) needles
1 pair 41/2mm (UK 7) needles
1 x 41/2mm (UK 7) circular needle
Cable needle
Stitch holders

TENSION
20 sts and 24 rows to 10cm over patt on 5mm (UK 6) needles.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS
CN cable needle
C4B slip next 2 sts onto CN and hold at back of work, K2 then K2 from CN.
C4F slip next 2 sts onto CN and hold at front of work, K2 then K2 from CN.

BACK
Using 41/2mm (UK7) needles cast on 65 [69, 73, 77] sts.
Knit 2 rows.
Change to 5mm (UK6) needles
Next row – (RS) K3 [5, 7, 9], (P2, K3, m1, K4, P2, K5)
twice, P2, K4, m1, K3, P2, K5, P2, K4, m1, K3, P2,
K3 [5, 7, 9]. 69 [73, 77, 81] sts.
Next row – P3 [5, 7, 9], * K2, P8, K2, P5, rep from *
twice, K2, P8, K2, P3 [5, 7, 9].
Row 1 – (RS) K3 [5, 7, 9]. * P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K5, rep
from * twice, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K3 [5, 7, 9].
Row 2 – P3 [5, 7, 9], * K2, P8, K2, P5, rep from *
twice, K2, P8, K2, P3 [5, 7, 9].
Row 3 – K3 [5, 7, 9], * P2, K8, P2, K5, rep from *
twice, P2, K8, P2, K3 [5, 7, 9].
Row 4 – As row 2.
Row 5 – K3 [5, 7, 9], *P2, C4F, C4B, P2, K5, rep from *
twice, P2, C4F, C4B, P2, K3 [5, 7, 9].
Row 6 – As row 2.
Row 7 – As row 3.
Row 8 – As row 2.
These 8 rows form patt.
Cont in patt until back meas 22 [23, 24, 25]cm, ending
with RS facing for next row.
Shape armholes
Keeping patt correct cast off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
61 [65, 69, 73] sts.
Dec 1 st at each end of next 3 rows, then foll alt row.
53 [57, 61, 65] sts. **
Cont straight until armhole meas 15.5 [16.5,
17.5, 18.5]cm, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape shoulders
Next row – Cast off 6 [6, 7, 7] sts, patt until there are
9 [10, 10, 11] sts on right hand needle, turn and work
this side first.
Next row – Cast off 3 sts, patt to end.
Cast off rem 6 [7, 7, 8] sts.
With RS facing slip centre 23 [25, 27, 29] sts onto a
stitch holder, rejoin yarn to rem sts and patt to end.
Complete to match first side reversing shapings.
FRONT
Work as given for Back to **.
Cont straight until 18 [18, 18, 20] rows less have been worked than on Back to shoulder shaping, ending with RS facing for next row.
Divide for front split
Next row – Patt 24 [26, 28, 30] turn and work this side first.
Work 10 rows more, ending with WS facing for next row.
Shape neck
Next row – Cast off 9 [10, 11, 12] sts, patt to end.
15 [16, 17, 18] sts.
Dec 1 st at neck edge in next 3 rows.
12 [13, 14, 15] sts.
Cont straight until front matches Back to shoulder
shaping, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape shoulder
Next row
– Cast off 6 [6, 7, 7] sts, patt to end.
Work 1 row more.
Cast off rem 6 [7, 7, 8] sts.
With RS rejoin yarn to rem sts, cast off centre 5 sts, patt to end.
Complete to match first side reversing shapings and working 1 row less before neck shaping and 1 row more before shoulder shaping.
SLEEVES (Both alike)
Using 41/2mm (UK 7) needles cast on 38 [42, 42, 46] sts.
Row 1 – (RS) * K2, P2, rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.
Row 2 – P2, * K2, P2 rep from * to end.
These 2 rows form 2×2 rib.
Work 4 rows more in rib.
Change to 5mm (UK 6) needles
Next row – K14 [15, 16, 17], P2, K2, m1 [0, 1, 0],
K2 [4, 2, 4], m1 [0, 1, 0], K2, P2, K14 [15, 16, 17].
40 [42, 44, 46] sts.
Next row – P14 [15, 16, 17], K2, P8, K2, P14 [15, 16, 17].
Row 1 – (RS) K14 [15, 16, 17], P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K14 [15, 16, 17].
Row 2 – P14 [15, 16, 17], K2, P8, K2, P14 [15, 16, 17].
Row 3 – K14 [15, 16, 17], P2, K8, P2, K14 [15, 16, 17].
Row 4 – As row 2.
Row 5 – K14 [15, 16, 17], P2, C4F, C4B, P2, K14 [15, 16, 17].
Row 6 – As row 2.
Row 7 – As row 3.
Row 8 – As row 2.
These 8 rows form patt.
Cont in patt shaping sides by inc 1 st at each end of next and every foll 10th [10th, 12th, 14th] row to 52 [46, 50, 54] sts.
Sizes 5/6, 7/8 and 9/10 yrs only
Inc 1 st at each end of every foll – [12th, 14th, 16th] row to – [54, 56, 58] sts.
All sizes
Cont straight until sleeve meas 32 [36, 40, 44] cm,
ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape top
Cast off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
44 [46, 48, 50] sts.
Dec 1 st at each end of next 4 rows.
36 [38, 40, 42] sts.
Cast off 10 [11, 12, 13] sts at beg of next 2 rows.
26 sts.
Cast off rem 16 sts.
MAKING UP
Join shoulder seams.
Hood
With RS facing using 41/2mm (UK 7) needles beg and ending at front split, pick up and knit 17 [17, 17, 18]sts up right side of neck, 3 sts down right side of back neck, work across 23 [25, 27, 29] sts left on a stitch holder at back of neck as follows:- K3 [4, 5, 6], (inc in next st, K3) 4 times, inc in next st, K3 [4, 5, 6], pick up and knit 3 sts up left side of back neck and 17 [17, 17, 18]sts down left side of neck.
68 [70, 72, 76] sts.
Beg with a P row, cont in st st until hood meas 21 [22, 23, 24]cm ending with RS facing for next row.
Next row – Cast off 23 [23, 24, 25] sts, K until there are 22 [24, 24, 26] sts on right hand needle, cast off rem 23 [23, 24, 25] sts.
Rejoin yarn to WS of rem 22 [24, 24, 26] sts and work a further 14 [14, 14.5, 14.5]cm, ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.
Join sides of this 14 [14, 14.5, 14.5]cm section to 23 [23, 24, 25] sts cast off earlier to form hood.
Hood border
With RS facing using 41/2mm (UK 7) circular needle pick up and knit 10 sts up right side of front split, 108 [116, 116, 120] sts evenly around hood edge and 10 sts down left side of front split.
128 [136, 136, 140] sts. Little Knits
Row 1 – (WS) K1, P2, * K2, P2, rep from * to last st, K1.
Row 2 – P1, * K2, P2, re from * to last 3 sts, K2, P1.
These 2 rows form rib.
Work 4 rows more in rib.
Cast off in rib.
Placing right side over left sew rib in place at front neck split.
Join side and sleeve seams. Insert sleeves.

This pattern is taken from Little Knits, published by Rowan. To see more Rowan designs, and buy yarns and patterns, visit www.knitrowan.com


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Comments:

“I have just printed the above pattern, hoping to make it for my granddaughter, but I need a magnifying glass to read it! Rose Watson Friday 30th March 2012”

Rosemarie Watson – Friday 30th Mar 2012

“This pattern has caught my eye and I am thinking of trying one to send to my nephew in Canada. It looks so cosy and winters in Canada are very snowy. ”

Elaine Taylor – Wednesday 21st Oct 2009

 

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  1. Kathy Richard says:

    Thanks so much for this beautiful pattern….It is perfectly readable without a magnifying glass!

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