Simple Childs 8-ply Jumper Pattern with Dropped Shoulders


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This simple childs 8-ply jumper pattern is rated as an easy knit as it has very little shaping and is knitted in stocking stitch.

The jumper consists of four pieces, the back and the front are the same as are both of the sleeves.  This kind of neckline is often called a boat neck and is straight rib with a little shaping for the shoulders.

The style of neck on this simple childs 8-ply jumper is particular good for small children as the opening at the neck is quite wide making it easy to get the jumper on and off over their heads.

The jumper in the picture is a size two and was knitted using Carnival 8 ply pure wool.

The actual garment is more purple than blue as it appears in the photo!

Simple Childs 8-ply Jumper Pattern

Measurements

Fits Chest

cms

55

60

65

70

75

80

ins

22

24

26

28

30

32

Length

cms

36

40

44

48

52

56

Sleeve Length

cms

23

28

33

38

40

42

Garment Measures

cms

60

65

70

75

80

85

Materials

Quantity

gms

250

300

350

400

450

450

Needles

1 pair each 4.00mm (UK 8, US 6) and 3.25mm (UK 10, US 3) or sizes needed to give correct tension.

Accessories

Knitters Needle for sewing seams.

Tension

22 sts to 10 cm width over stocking stitch.

Knitting Instructions for Simple Childs 8-ply Jumper Pattern

BACK AND FRONT ALIKE.

Using 3.25mm Needles, cast on 69 (77 – 83 - 91 – 97 – 103) sts.
1st row – K2, *P1, K1, rep from * to last st, K1.
2nd row – K1, *P1, K1, rep from * to end.
Rep 1st and 2nd rows 6 (6 – 7 – 7 – 9 – 9) times… 14 (14 – 16 – 16 – 20 – 20) rows rib in total. 
Change to 4.00mm Needles.
Work in stocking stitch until work measures 23 (26 – 28 – 30 – 32 – 35) cm from beg, ending with a purl row.
Tie a colored thread at each end of the last row to mark beg of armholes as there is no armhole shaping.
Work a further 28 (32 – 34 – 40 – 42 – 46) rows stocking stitch.
Work 10 (10 – 14 – 14 – 18 – 18) rows rib as before.
Shape shoulders – Keeping rib correct, cast off 4 (5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 8) sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 5 (6 – 6 – 7 – 7 – 9) sts at beg of foll 2 rows. 
Cast off rem 43 (45 – 47 – 49 – 51 – 53) sts loosely in rib.

SLEEVES.

Using 3.25mm Needles, cast on 37 (39 – 41 – 43 – 45 – 47) sts.
Work 13 (13 – 15 – 15 – 19 – 19) rows rib as for Back and Front.
Next row – Rib 4 (4 – 2 – 4 – 2 – 0), * inc in next st, rib 3 (3 – 3 – 2 – 2 – 2), rep from * to last 4 (6 – 2 – 5 – 3 – 1) st/s, rib to end … 45 (47 – 51 – 55 – 59 – 63) sts.
Change to 4.00mm Needles.
Work 4 rows in stocking stitch.
5th row – K2, “M1”, knit to last 2 sts, “m1”, K2.
Cont in stocking stitch, inc (as before) at each end of foll 8th (8th – 10th – 8th – 6th – 6th) rows until there are 57 (55 – 67 – 77 – 69 – 81) sts.
Sizes 4, 10 and 12 only – then in foll (10th – 8th – 8th) rows until there are (61 – 85 – 91) sts.


All Sizes – Cont without shaping until work measures 23 (28 – 33 – 38 – 40 – 42) cm (or length desired) from beg, ending with a purl row.
Cast off 5 (6 – 6 – 6 – 7 – 8) sts at beg of next 8 (8 – 8 – 10 – 10 – 10) rows.
Cast off rem sts.


MAKE UP

With a slightly damp cloth and warm iron, press lightly. Using back-stitch, join shoulder, sleeve and side seams to colored threads. Sew in sleeves. Press seams.


Congratulations, you have now completed your Simple Childs 8-Ply Jumper!





Would You Like a Printable Copy of this Pattern?

Just in case you would like to print out a copy of this Slipper pattern, I have created a pdf version of it that you can download.


Variations on a Theme

Are you looking for other ways to dress up your jumper?

Here are just some of the ways you can alter this basic pattern to change the look of your jumper!

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