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Chicky Chicks Toddler's Short Sleeved Top

Toddler's short sleeved top with baby chickens in stranded knitting across the front. Free knitting pattern.

Note: Whilst the jumper is shown worked in red and white, the pattern uses blue and white.

Materials

1 oz. blue and 1 oz. white 4-ply wool;

1 pr. each of old UK Nos. 9 and 12/US 5 and 2/metric 3.75 and 2.75mm needles;

3 small buttons.

Measurements

To fit 20 inch chest;
length from shoulder, 11 inches.

Tension

7 stitches to 1 inch.

Special Abbreviations

B., blue;
W., white.

Pattern

Using blue wool and smaller needles cast on 68 sts. Work 12 rows, inc. 1 st. in last row (69 sts.).

Change to larger needles and white wool.

Stitch pattern in words (chart follows)

1st row: * P.1, K.1, Slip 1, repeat from * to end.

2nd row: W., purl.

3rd row: B., * K.1, Slip 1, P.1, repeat from * to end.

4th row: B., purl.

5th row: W., * Slip 1, P.1, K.1, repeat from * to end.

6th row: W., purl.

7th row: B., * P.1, K.1 , Slip 1, repeat from * to end.

8th row: B., purl.

9th row: W., * K.1 , Slip 1, P.1, repeat from * to end.

10th row: W., purl.

11th row: B., * Slip 1, P.1, K.1 , repeat from * to end.

12th row: B., purl.

Chart

Knitting chart for two colour slip stitch pattern

Repeat 1st to 12th rows 3 times.

Continue in patt., casting on 3 sts. at beg. of next 6 rows (87 sts.).

Then work 6 rows without shaping (5 patts. completed).

Proceed as follows:

Coloured chicks in words (chart follows)

1st row: B., knit.

2nd row: B., purl.

3rd row: Knit 1 B., (6 B., 1 W., 2 B., 3 W., 5 B.) 5 times, 1 B.

4th row: Purl 1 B., (7 B., 1 W., 3 B., 1 W., 5 B.) 5 times, 1 B.

5th row: Knit 1 B., (6 B., 1 W., 2 B., 1 W., 7 B.) 5 times, 1 B.

6th row: Purl 1 B., (6 B., 5 W., 6 B.) 5 times, 1 B.

7th row: Knit 1 B., (5 B., 7 W., 5 B.) 5 times, 1 B.

8th row: Purl 1 B., (4 B., 9 W., 4 B.) 5 times, 1 B.

9th row: Knit 1 B., (3 B., 2 W., 5 B., 3 W., 4 B.) 5 times, 1 B.

10th row: Purl 1 B., (4 B., 2 W., 1 B., 7 W., 3 B.) 5 times, 1 B.

11th row: Knit 1 B., (3 B., 7 W., 1 B., 3 W., 3 B.) 5 times, 1 B.

12th row: Purl 1 B., (3 B., 11 W., 3 B.) 5 times, 1 B.

13th row: Knit 1 B., (7 B., 7 W., 3 B.) 5 times, 1 B.

14th row: Purl 1 B., (2 B., 2 W., 1 B., 3 W., 9 B.) 5 times, 1 B.

15th row: Knit 1 B., (9 B., 5 W., 3 B.) 5 times, 1 B.

16th row: Purl 1 B., (4 B., 3 W., 10 B.) 5 times, 1 B.

17th row: Knit B.

18th row: Purl B.

Chart

KNitting chart for baby chickens in stranded colour work

Continue in B.

To Shape Neck:
K.32, tum.

Working in stocking st., dec. once at neck edge in next 4 rows (28 sts.).

Continue without shaping till work measures 11 inches from commencement, ending with a purl row.

Next row: K.12, cast off 16 sts., leave on spare needle.

Cast off 23 sts. at neck edge, and work remaining 32 sts. to correspond with other side, till 11 inches are completed, ending with a purl row.

Cast on 47 sts, P.12 sts. from holder (87 sts.).

Continue in stocking st. till work measures 15 inches from commencement.

Join in white wool, and work 1st to 6th rows of patt.

Continue in patt., casting off 3 sts. at beg. of next 6 rows.

Then repeat 1st to 12th rows 4 times, dec. once at end of last row (68 sts.).

Change to smaller needles and blue wool. Work in rib of K.1, P.1 for 16 rows.

Cast off in rib.

Cuffs

Using smaller needles and blue wool, with right side facing pick up 54 sts. evenly along sleeve edge.

Work in rib of K.1 , P.1 for 10 rows.

Cast off in rib.

Neck

Using smaller needles and blue wool, with right side facing pick up 88 sts. evenly round neck.

Work in rib of K.1, P.1 for 4 rows.

Cast off in rib.

To Make Up

Press lightly. Sew up side seams.

Make 3 loops on shoulder. Sew on buttons.


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