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Tail Waggers Baby Jumper/Sweater

Tail waggers, baby jumper/sweater with stranded colour work dogs across the front. Free knitting pattern.

Materials

Note: While the sample garment is knit in yellow and brown, the instructions use white for the main colour and blue for the contrast.
2 ozs. of 3-ply white baby wool;
½ oz. of 3-ply blue baby wool;

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

2 small buttons.

Measurements

To fit 18 inch chest;
length from top of shoulder, 10 inches;
length of sleeve at underarm, 7 inches.

Tension

7½ stitches to 1 inch.

Special Abbreviations

W., white;
B., blue .

Pattern

Back

** Using smaller needles and white wool cast on 70 sts.

Work in rib of K1, P1 for 12 rows.

Change to patt. and larger needles.

Colour pattern in words (chart follows)

1st row: * K1 W., 1 B., repeat from * to end.

2nd row: * P1 W., 1 B., repeat from * to end.

3rd row: * K.13 W., 1 B., repeat from * to end.

4th row: * P.13 W, 1 B., repeat from * to end.

5th row: * K.5 W., 2 B., 2 W., 2 B., 2 W., 1 B., repeat from * to end.

6th row: * P.3 W., 2 B., 2 W., 2 B., 4 W., 1 B., repeat from * to end.

7th row: * K.5 W., 6 B., 2 W., 1 B., repeat from * to end.

8th row: * P.4 W., 6 B., 3 W., 1 B., repeat from * to end.

9th row: * K.3 W., 3 B., 4 W., 1 B., 2 W., 1 B., repeat from * to end.

10th row: * P.3 W., 1 B., 4 W., 3 B., 2 W., 1 B., repeat from * to end.

11th row: * K.5 W., 1 B., 7 W., 1 B., repeat from * to end.

12th row: * P.13 W., 1 B., repeat from * to end.

Chart

Knitting chart with little dogs in squares for stranded knitting

Repeat 1st to 12th rows twice, then 1st and 2nd rows once.

To Shape Armholes:

In words (chart follows)

1st row: Cast off 4 sts., K.9 W., 1 B., * 13 W., 1 B., repeat from * to end.

2nd row: Cast off 4 sts., P.9 W., 1 B., * 13 W., 1 B., repeat from * to last 10 sts, P.10 W.

3rd row: K2tog. W., K.7 W., 1 B., (5 W., 2 B., 2 W., 2 B., 2 W., 1 B.) 3 times, 8 W., K2tog W .

4th row: P2tog W., 6 W., 1 B., (3 W., 2 B., 2 W., 2 B., 4 W., 1 B.) 3 times, 7 W., P2tog W.

5th row: K2tog W., 5 W., 1 B., (5 W., 6 B., 2 W., 1 B.) 3 times, 6 W., K2tog W.

6th row: P2tog W., 4 W., 1 B., (4 W., 6 B., 3 W., 1 B.) 3 times, 5 W., P2tog W.

7th row: K2tog W., 3 W., 1 B., (3 W., 3 B., 4 W., 1 B., 2 W., 1 B.) 3 times, 4 W., K2tog W.

8th row: P.4 W., 1 B., (3 W., 1 B., 4 W., 3 B., 2 W., 1 B.) 3 times, 5 W.

9th row: K.4 W., 1 B., (5 W., 1 B., 7 W., 1 B.) 3 times, 5 W.

10th row: P.4 W., 1 B., (13 W., 1 B.) 3 times, 5 W.

11th row: K 4 W., (1 B., 1 W.) 22 times, 4 W.

12th row: P.4, (1 B., 1 W.) 22 times, 4 W.

Chart

Chart for knitting the armhole shaping section

Break off blue wool. **

Work 20 rows white in stocking st.

Cast off.

Front

Work as given from ** to ** for back.

Proceed as follows:
Using white wool work 14 rows in stocking st.

To Shape Neck:
K.22, cast off 8 sts., K.22

Work 6 rows in stocking st., dec. once at neck edge in 1st and 2nd rows .

Cast off.

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

Neckband

Join up right shoulder. Using smaller needles and white wool, with right side facing pick up 88 sts.

Work in rib of K1, P1 for 4 rows.

Cast off in rib.

Sleeves (both alike)

Using smaller needles and white wool cast on 40 sts.

Work in rib of K1, P1 for 1½ inches.

Change to larger needles.

Work in stocking st., inc. once each end of needle in 1st and every following 6th row till there are 48 sts. on needle.

Work without shaping till work measures 6½ inches from commencement.

Then cast off 3 sts. at beginning of every row till 24 sts. remain.

Cast off.

To Make Up

Press lightly.

Sew up left shoulder for ½ inch at armhole edge.

Sew in sleeves. Sew up side and sleeve seams.

Make loops on shoulder. Sew on buttons.


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