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free knitting pattern for girl's jumper

Special Thanks to
model Sophia, age 2

Cotton Chenille Girl's Jumper
A soft cozy feel for the girl in your life
Designed and Knit by Gail Tanquary for Crystal Palace Yarns

Materials
5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) 50 gr. balls of Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille, col #8166
Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles US 5 and 6 - 26 and 35" circular needle,
and size 5-16" circular needle
8 Stitch holders
4 buttons

Gauge: 16 sts = 4" on larger needle size in St st
Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Finished chest sizes: 20 (22, 23, 24, 25, 26) inches

Instructions
Cast on 160 (168, 176, 184, 192, 200) sts with size 6 - 25" circular needle. Knit 3 rows. Place marker, and join, taking care not to twist stitches.
K2 rounds, P1 round.
K in rounds until piece measures 3" from cast-on edge.
Next round: *K 20 (21, 22, 23, 24, 25) place marker* 8 times.
(Note: Change to 24" needle when needed as circumference decreases.}
Decrease round: *K to 2 sts before marker, K2 tog* eight times.
Knit even for 2" more.
Repeat decrease round. Continue in this manner, working decrease round every 2" until skirt measures 11 (13,15, 17, 19, 21) inches. Count the remaining sts.
Last decrease round: Decrease evenly spaced to 80 (88, 92, 96, 100, 104) sts. K 2 rounds even. Change to size 5 - 16" circular needle.
Eyelet row: *yo, K2 tog* all around.
Work in K1-P1 ribbing for 1.5 (1.5, 2, 2, 2.5, 2.5) inches for bodice of jumper.
Divide for armholes: Bind off 11 (15, 15,15. 17, 17) sts for underarm, rib across 29 (29, 31, 33, 33, 35,) sts and place on holder for back, bind off 11(15, 15, 15, 17, 19) sts for underarm, rib across remaining sts.

Front: continue ribbing as established for 2.5 (2.5, 3.5, 4, 5, 5.5) inches.
Straps: Rib across 7 (7, 7. 9, 9, 9) sts, place on holder, bind off 15 (15,17, 15, 15, 17) as to knit, rib
across remaining stitches. Continue in ribbing to make front strap for 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) inches . Bind off. Complete second front strap in same manner.
Back: work in ribbing as established until back measures 4 (4, 4.5, 4.5, 5, 5)". Work straps as for front.

Overlap back strap onto front strap and fasten together with buttons. At this point, it is a good idea to fit the jumper on the child to establish amount of overlap. The buttons can be moved as the child grows taller.

Designed and Knit by Gail Tanquary for Crystal Palace Yarns
Visit Gail's shop, Alameda Yarn Co., in Alameda, CA if you are in the East Bay area.

copyright 2006 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format or on the Web without permission. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Cotton Chenille are welcome to use this free pattern for their customers.

Crystal Palace Yarns, Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988,  fax: 510-237-9809

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