From Breton with Love by Vikki Bird

From Breton with Love

Knitting
September 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
530 - 1077 yards (485 - 985 m)
2–12 years (53 cm [20.75 in] to 76 cm [30 in])
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From Breton with Love is inspired by my day to day wardrobe, which features an awful lot of Breton-striped t-shirts. One day I decided that it would be really cute if my daughter could almost but not quite match me when we’re out and about, and this is what I came up with.

The From Breton with Love jumper is knitted in pieces from the bottom up; the neckline is knitted on in the round after seaming the shoulders of the jumper. The heart motif is added using the intarsia technique. The whole jumper is knitted in a 6-row stripe sequence.

The pattern for the intarsia section is provided both as a chart and as written instructions.

Sizes
2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12) years, to fit chest sizes 53 cm 20.75 in, 58.5 cm 23 in, 63.5 cm 25 in, 67 cm 26.5 in, 71 cm 28 in, 76 cm 30 in with 5 cm 2 in positive ease.

Tension
22 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in stocking stitch worked flat on 4 mm (US 6) needles, or size needed to obtain correct tension.

Tools
4 mm (US 6) straight needles
3.5 mm (US 5) straight needles
3.5 mm (US 5) circular needle, 40 cm in length
Markers x 2
Tapestry needle
Chart row marker
Bobbins for holding the different yarn colours
during colourwork

Materials
DK weight yarn in each of the following colours and amounts:

  • MC (white): 315 (385, 440, 515, 575, 670) m 350 (430, 490, 570, 640, 745) yds
  • CC1 (navy blue): 135 (165, 190, 215, 245, 280) m 150 (185, 210, 240, 270, 305) yds
  • CC2 (pink): 35 m 40 yds

Difficulty:
Intermediate (knitting, purling, simple increases and decreases, simple intarsia, stripes)

Pattern Style: Jumper pattern is written using abbreviations (all abbreviations are given). Both charted and written instructions are provided for the intarsia section