CHRISTMAS JUMPER & BONNET
Introducing our new range of more advanced patterns for those of you who want a bit more of a challenge. These patterns are a knitting step beyond the kits for those of you who want to try some more challenging knits!
We know how much you love our baby kits so we wanted to give you something a little bit next level and something for all the kids - not just the babies!
This stunning festive jumper and bonnet pattern is (babies - 0-24 months). It has a gorgeous bonnet pattern to go with it and will look stunning on your babes at Christmas time!
NEEDLE / ACCESSORY REQUIREMENTS
You will need a pair of straight 3.25mm and straight 3mm needles
One small cable needle
You will also need 3 small buttons (15mm)
YARN / SKILL REQUIREMENTS
To complete this pattern you should be comfortable with the following skills although the pattern does give you some basic explanation of these skills, this is classed as an intermediate level knit:
- Stranded colour work and reading a chart
- Cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, yarn forward, k1b, p1b, PSSO, slipping stitches
- Knit /purl stitches together
- knitting through the back loop
- Adding in a new ball of yarn
- Sewing together
- Picking up stitches
You can use a double knit yarn of your choice for this pattern.
The pattern comes in 4 sizes - you will need the following yarn ball quantities for the jumper (assuming a 50g ball):
Age 0-6 months - 3 balls in main colour & 1 ball in reindeer colour
Age 6-12 months - 3 balls in main colour & 1 ball in reindeer colour
Age 12-18 months - 3 balls in main colour & 1 ball in reindeer colour
Age 18-24 months - 4 balls in main colour & 1 ball in reindeer colour
**Note you will need a small amount of further contrast colour yarn for the border and a very small amount of red yarn for the noses.***
For the bonnet you will need - 1 ball of yarn for all sizes, pair of 3.25mm needles and two short, double pointed needles (3mm)
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*You may of course use any lightweight DK yarn for this pattern. Our chosen yarn is Yarn which is a double knit yarn with a yardage of 137 yards (125 metres). Also, please note, actual colours may vary slightly according to dyelot and your screen!
MORE ABOUT JANE REAY - OUR DESIGNER!
Jane is a prolific designer of beautiful and fantastic childrens-wear and we wanted to work with her as she shares our love for the Big Blue and the Big Outdoors! We couldn't resist collaborating with her - pairing our Scuba Merino with her fish jumper pattern seemed like a match made in the Sea!
We love that Jane's designs use simple construction and beautiful colour-work to give you a beautiful, timeless and fun classic for your favourite kiddies!
Jane is a granny to five grandchildren living by the sea in Scotland. She's been knitting since she was 8 years old. She loves to design easy to knit, vintage and classic knits in natural fibres that babies and children can look gorgeous in.
You'll find all her other designs on Loveknitting so if you love this one then why not check her out over there too.