KIDS BETTLE SPACESHIP & SHELL JUMPER

Kids Bettle Spaceship & Shell Jumper Project

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • 'Moda Vera' Beetle 50g For Girl - 3 (4-5-6) balls Main Colour (M) Pink 1 ball 1st Contrast (C1) Lilac and 1 ball 2nd Contrast (C2) White For Boy - 3 (4-5-6) balls Main Colour (M) Black 1 ball 1st Contrast (C1) Denim 1 ball 2nd Contrast (C2) White and 1 ball 3rd Contrast (C3) Red.
  • 1 pair each 3.25mm and 4mm knitting needles or sizes required to give correct tension
  • 2 stitch holders
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure

SIZE

Fits Underarm cm: 55 (2 Years), 60 (4 Years), 65 (6 Years), 70 (8 Years)

Actual Size (approx) cm: 64 (2 Years), 68 (4 Years), 75 (6 Years), 79 (8 Years)

Length (approx) cm: 34 (2 Years), 38 (4 Years), 42 (6 Years), 46 (8 Years)

Sleeve Length cm: 23 (2 Years), 28 (4 Years), 33 (6 Years), 38 (8 Years)

TENSION

19 sts x 27 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 4mm needles.

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

Using 3.25mm needles and M, cast on 62 (66-70-74) sts.

Beg Lower Band -

1st row (RS) - K2, * P2, K2, rep from * to end.
2nd row - P2, * K2, P2, rep from * to end.

Last 2 rows form rib. Work a further 6 rows rib, inc 1 (1-3-3) st/s evenly across last row ... 63 (67-73-77) sts.

Change to 4mm needles. Work in stocking st, until work measures 21 (24-27-28) cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

Shape Armholes -

Cast off 3 (3-3-4) sts at beg of next 2 rows ... 57 (61-67-69) sts.

Dec one st at each end of next row, then in every foll alt row until 51 (55-59-61) sts rem. **

Work 23 (25-25-33) rows stocking st, beg with a purl row.

Shape Back Neck -

1st row (RS) - K15 (17-18-19), turn.

Cont on these 15 (17-18-19) sts for right side of back neck.

*** Dec one st at neck edge in every row until 11 (13-14-15) sts rem.

Work 1 row.

Shape Shoulder -

Cast off 6 (7-7-8) sts at beg of next row. Work 1 row.

Cast off rem 5 (6-7-7) sts. ***

Slip next 21 (21-23-23) sts onto a stitch-holder and leave for neckband. With RS facing, join M to rem sts at neck edge, knit to end.

Cont on these 15 (17-18-19) sts for left side of back neck. Rep from *** to ***, working 1 more row before shoulder shaping.

FRONT

Work as for Back to **.

Work 11 (11-9-17) rows stocking st, beg with a purl row.

Shape Neck -

1st row (RS) - K17 (19-20-21), turn.

Cont on these 17 (19-20-21) sts for left side of front neck.

**** Dec one st at neck edge in every foll alt row until 11 (13-14-15) sts rem.

Work 5 (7-9-9) rows.

Shape Shoulder -

Cast off 6 (7-7-8) sts at beg of next row. Work 1 row.

Cast off rem 5 (6-7-7) sts. ****

Slip next 17 (17-19-19) sts onto stitch-holder and leave for neckband. With RS facing, join M to rem sts and knit to end. Cont on these 17 (19-20-21) sts for right side of front neck.

Rep from **** to ****, working 1 more row before shoulder shaping.

SLEEVES

Using 3.25mm needles and M, cast on 30 (34-34-34) sts.

Beg Cuff -

Work 8 rows rib as for lower band of Back, inc 2 (0-0-2) sts evenly across last row ... 32 (34-34-36) sts. Change to 4mm needles. Working in stocking st for rem, inc one st at each end of 5th row, then in every foll 6th (8th-8th-10th) row until there are 42 (44-42-44) sts, then in every foll 8th (10th-10th-12th) row until there are 46 (48-50-52) sts. Cont without shaping until sleeve measures 23 (28-33-38) cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

Shape Top -

Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows ... 42 (44-46-48) sts. Dec one st at each end of next row, then in every foll alt row until 24 (24-28-20) sts rem, then in every row until 10 sts rem.

Cast off.

NECKBAND

Using mattress st and M, join right shoulder seam. With RS facing, using 3.25mm needles and M, knit up 18 (20-22-22) sts evenly along left side of front neck, knit across 17 (17-19-19) sts from front stitch-holder - dec 2 sts evenly across, knit up 18 (20-22-22) sts evenly along right side of front neck, knit up 6 sts evenly along right side of back neck, knit across 21 (21-23-23) sts from back stitch-holder - dec 2 sts evenly across, then knit up 6 sts evenly along left side of back neck ... 82 (86-94-94) sts. Work 5 rows rib as for lower band of Back, beg with a 2nd row. Cast off loosely in rib.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Using knitting stitch embroidery, embroider motif from Graph as indicated onto front of Jumper. Using mattress st and M, join left shoulder and neckband seam. Join side and sleeve seams. Sew in sleeves.

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