Simon's Jumper by Samantha Main

Simon's Jumper

February 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
153 - 437 yards (140 - 400 m)
Newborn 40cm chest circumference (0-3m 44cm, 3-6m 48cm,6-9m 52cm, 9-12m 56cm, 12-18m 60cm, 18-24m 64cm)
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I’ve always wanted to knit my own Christmas jumper. Yet every year I’ve been too distracted by other knitting projects to do so.

But when my little boy’s first Christmas was in sight I was determined to create one for him.

This is a simple classic jumper design. Worked from the top-down, it utilises the raglan shaping to create a short button band. Enough to gently ease a baby’s head through and then secure after.

Without the duplicate stitch patterning, this is a jumper that knits up quickly. Perfect for a last-minute baby gift. With the duplicate stitch patterning, the design possibilities are endless and easily allow for personalisation for that extra special baby gift.

A step-by-step photo tutorial has been created here for the row where you switch from knitting flat to knitting in the round.

There are some additional charts to help you personalise your jumper. There are the full alphabet and 0-9 here, as well as a blank chart in the same proportion as the gauge of the pattern here.

There is also a free printable gift wraps for an extra special touch to your gift here.

- Cascade 220 (200m/ 100g)
1 skein for sizes newborn, and 0-3 months.
2 skeins for sizes 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months.
1 skein of contrast colour also required if adding duplicate stitch pattern.
- 4.0mm & 4.5mm circular knitting needles, or double-pointed
needles (DPNs)

  • Darning Needle
  • 2 x 12mm buttons

Difficulty: Beginner
Skills Used:
Knit & Purl
Knit two together
Knit front and back
Yarn over
Joining in the round
Selvedge edge

Gauge: 18.5 sts x 27 rows
Over 10cm x 10cm of stocking stitch in the round on 4.5mm needles
Sizes: newborn 40cm chest (0-3m 44cm, 3-6m 48cm,6-9m 52cm, 9-12m 56cm,12-18m 60cm, 18-24m 64cm)