Autumn Jumper, Beret and Leg Warmers by Wendy Prager Goeckner
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Autumn Jumper, Beret and Leg Warmers

Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
5.5 mm (I)
12-36 months
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I believe only in easy, seamless knitting projects for my patterns. All three items of this ensemble are knit in the round on circular or double-pointed needles. There are no irritating seams to bother delicate skin. There is nothing to sew other than weaving in loose ends, and there is no way around that really (unless you’re a knitter who works them in as you go. Knitter’s choice!)

The entire ensemble requires Caron Simply Soft Acrylic Yarn or other soft yarn. You be the judge; I prefer children’s knits to be machine washable and slightly machine dryable and then hung or laid flat for a few hours until entirely dry. It requires 2 skeins of Color A, and 1 skein each for Color B, C, and D. The needles required are size 6 (circular and double pointed, preferably starting with a 16 inch circular needle and then progressing to a 24 inch later if desired. The leg warmers I knit entirely on double pointed needles.

Now, this outfit can fit a 1, 2 or 3 year old with little modifications to the pattern (I believe in that as well; who wants to get confused with all those different sizes in parentheses). Look at those armholes! The jumper bodice is wide and comfy and will fit up to age three; even a little more snug, it will look adorable. Just make the skirting longer for an older child. (This little model is 16 months old posing on a very hot summer day - inside, of course. You will likely put a t-shirt, turtleneck or onesie under the jumper, but I was just lucky enough to get her to pose at all, let alone keep the beret on her head!). The leg warmers and hat will likely need no adjustments. They are very stretchy!