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Honey Bears Girl's Jumper/Sweater

Hiney bears jumper or sweater for girls. Free knitting pattern

Materials

4 ozs. 3-ply wool in red;
½ oz. white angora;

1 pr. each of old UK Nos. 10 and 12/US 3 and 2/metric 2.75 and 3.25mm needles;

3 small buttons;

1 medium-size crochet hook (approx 2.75mm/US C/2).

Measurements

To fit 25 to 26 inch chest;
length from top of shoulder, 16 inches;
length of sleeve at underarm - long, 12½ inches; short, 3½ inches

Tension

7½ stitches to 1 inch.

Special Abbreviations

R., red;
A., angora wool.

Pattern

Back

Using red wool and smaller needles cast on 102 sts. Work in rib of K1, P1 for 24 rows.

Change to larger needles. Work in stocking st. (1st row knit, 2nd row purl) till work measures 11 inches from commencement.

To Shape Armhole:
Cast off 2 sts. at beg. of next 2 rows.

Then dec. once at each end of next and every alt. row till 78 sts. remain.

Work without shaping till work measures 15½ inches from commencement.

To Shape Shoulder:
Cast off 9 sts. at beg. of next 2 rows.

Then cast off 8 sts. at beg. of next 4 rows.

Cast off remaining sts.

Front

Using red wool and smaller needles cast on 102 sts. Work in rib of K1, P1 for 24 rows.

Change to larger needles.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: Purl.

1st Patt. row: K.40 R., using angora wool for patt. chart, patt. 40 sts. (thus: 8 R., 2 A., 30 R.), 22 R.

2nd row: P.22 R., chart patt. 40 sts. (thus: 9 R., 5 A., 15 R., 1 A., 2 R., 2 A., 6 R.), 40 R.

3rd row: K.40 R., chart patt. 40 sts. (thus: 4 R., 2 A., 5 R., 1 A., 3 R., 5 A., 4 R., 2 A., 5 R., 4 A., 5 R.), 22 R.

4th row: P.22 R., chart patt. 40 sts. (thus: 4 R., 1 A., 10 R., 1 A., 4 R., 2 A., 3 R., 1 A., 2 R., 2 A., 4 R., 1 A., 5 R.) 40 R.

Continue in stocking st., keeping to chart patt. over the 40 sts. till 61 chart patt. rows are completed.

Break off angora wool. Continue in stocking st. till work measures same as back to armhole shaping.

Hney bear knitting chart

To Shape Armhole:
Cast off 2 sts. at beg. of next 2 rows.

Then dec. once each end of needle in next and every alt. row till 78 sts. remain.

Work without shaping till work measures 13½ inches from commencement.

To Shape Neck:
K.32, cast off 14 sts., K.32.

Continue working on the last sts., dec. once at neck edge in every row till 25 sts. remain.

Work without shaping till work measures same as back at armhole edge, ending at armhole edge.

Cast off 9 sts. at beg. of next row, and 8 sts. at beg. of 2 following alt. rows.

Join in wool at neck edge, and work other side to correspond.

Long Sleeves (both alike)

Using red wool and smaller needles cast on 56 sts. Work in rib of K1, P1 for 2 inches.

Change to larger needles.

Work in stocking st., inc. once each end of needle in next and every following 6th row till there are 86 sts. on needle.

Work without shaping till work measures 12½ inches or length desired.

To Shape Top:
Cast off 2 sts. at beg. of next 4 rows.

Then dec. once at each end of row in next and every alt. row till 42 sts. remain.

Cast off 14 sts. at beg. of next 3 rows.

Short Sleeves (both alike)

Using red wool and smaller needles cast on 76 sts. Work in rib of K1, P1 for 12 rows.

Change to larger needles.

Work in stocking st., inc. once each encl of needle in next and every following 4th row till 86 sts. on needle.

Shape top as for long sleeve.

Neckband

Sew up left shoulder. Using smaller needles and red wool, with right side facing pick up 98 sts. evenly round neck.

Work in rib of K1, P1 for 8 rows. Cast off in rib.

To Make Up

Press lightly. Sew up right shoulder armhole edge for 1½ inches.

Sew in sleeves.

Sew up side and sleeve seams.

Make 3 loops on shoulder opening. Sew on buttons.

Using angora wool and crochet hook work 2 rows of d.c. (US single crochet) round edge of cuffs. Turn back and press in position.


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