HOODED JUMPER WITH KANGAROO POCKET

Hooded Jumper With Kangaroo Pocket Project

Level: Intermediate

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • 'Moda Vera' Jansen 50g x 15, 15, 16, 17 balls
  • 1 pair each of 6.00mm, 6.50mm knitting needles and a set each of 6.00mm and 6.50mm knitting needles or size required to give correct tension.
  • 2 stitch-holders, scissors, yarn needle, tape measure

 

MEASUREMENTS

SIZE

S

M

L

XL

Fits Bust

cm

75-80

85-90

95-100

105-110

Actual Size

cm

110

120

130

140

Length

cm

68

69

70

71

Sleeve Length

cm

44

45

46

47

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

Using 6.00mm needles, cast on 73 (81-87-93) sts.

BEG RIB

1st row (RS) - K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to last st, K1.

2nd row - K1, * P1, K1, rep from * to end.

Last 2 rows form rib.

Rep last 2 rows 9 times, (20 rows rib in all).

Change to 6.50mm needles. **

Working in stocking st for rem, cont until work measures 68 (69-70-71) cm from beg, working last row on wrong side.

SHAPE SHOULDERS

Cast off 6 (7-7-8) sts at beg of next 6 rows, then 6 (6-8-7) sts at beg of foll 2 rows.

Leave rem 25 (27-29-31) sts on stitch-holder for hood.

FRONT

Work as given for Back to **.

Work 10 rows stocking st.

BEG KANGAROO POCKET

1st row - K57 (61-64-67), turn.

2nd row - P41, turn.

Work 28 rows stocking st on these 41 sts.

Place these 41 sts onto a stitch holder and leave at front of work, break off yarn.

With wrong side facing, join yarn to 16 (20-23-26) sts at beg of left-hand needle.

Cast on 41 sts, turn, then knit across 16 (20-23-26) sts rem on left-hand needle.

Next row - Purl to end ... 73 (81-87-93) sts.

Work 28 rows stocking st.

Next row - K16 (20-23-26), with stich-holder in front of work K2tog, working one st from stitch-holder and one st from left-hand needle across next 41 sts, knit to end ... 73 (81-87-93) sts.

Cont in stocking st (beg with a purl row) until there are 12 (12-14-14) rows less than back to beg of shoulder shaping, working last row on wrong side.

SHAPE NECK

1st row - K31 (34-37-39), turn.

Cont on these 31 (34-37-39) sts for left side of neck shaping.

Dec one st at neck edge in every row until 27 (30-33-35) sts rem, then in foll alt row until 24 (27-29-31) sts rem.

Purl 1 row.

SHAPE SHOULDER

Cast off 6 (7-7-8) sts at beg of next and foll 2 alt rows.

Purl 1 row.

Cast off rem 6 (6-8-7) sts.

Slip next 11 (13-13-15) sts onto a stitch holder and leave for hood.

With RS facing, join yarn to rem 31 (34-37-39) sts, knit to end.

Cont on these 31 (34-37-39) sts for right side of neck shaping.

Dec one st at neck edge in every row until 27 (30-33-35) sts rem, then in foll alt row until 24 (27-29-31) sts rem.

Work 2 rows.

SHAPE SHOULDER

Cast off 6 (7-7-8) sts at beg of next and foll 2 alt rows.

Knit 1 row.

Cast off rem 6 (6-8-7) sts.

SLEEVES

Using 6.00mm needles, cast on 33 (35-37-39) sts.

Work 20 rows rib as given for back.

Change to 6.50mm needles.

Working in stocking st for rem, inc one st at each end of next row, then in every foll 4th row until there are 41 (43-43-43) sts, then in every foll 6th row until there are 55 (57-59-61) sts.

Cont without further inc until work measures 44 (45-46-47) cm from beg, working last row on wrong side.

SHAPE TOP

Keeping pattern correct, cast off 6 sts at beg of next 6 rows, then 4 sts at beg of foll 2 rows.

Cast off rem 11 (13-15-17) sts.

HOOD

Using mattress stitch, join shoulder seams. With RS facing, using a set of 6.50mm needles, beg at left shoulder seam, knit up 14 (14-16-16) sts evenly along left side of front neck shaping, knit across 11 (13-13-15) sts from front neck stitch-holder inc 4 sts evenly across, knit up 14 (14-16-16) sts evenly along right side of front neck shaping, then knit across 25 (27-29-31) from back neck, inc 4 sts evenly across ... 72 (76-82-86) sts.

Work 10 rounds stocking st.

DIVIDE FOR FACE OPENING

Next round - K16 (16-18-18), cast off next 11 (13-13-15) sts, knit to end ... 61 (63-69-71) sts.

Working in rows for rem, dec one st at each end of 2nd row then in every foll 4th row until 49 (51-57-59) sts rem

Cont in stocking st until work measures 31cm from divide for face opening, working last row on wrong side.

Cast off all sts knitways.

HOOD BAND

Fold hood in half and join top seam.

Using a set of 6.00mm needles, knit up 82 (84-86-88) sts evenly around hood opening.

1st round - * K1, P1, rep from * to end.

Rep last round 6 times.

Cast off loosely in rib.

FINISHING

Tie a marker 21 (22-23-24) cm down from shoulder shaping on side edges of Back and Front to mark armholes. Placing centre of sleeve to shoulder seam, sew in sleeves evenly between markers. Join side and sleeve seams. Join bottom seam for kangaroo pocket on wrong side. Fold hood band in half to the inside and catch down. Sew in ends. Make a twisted cord long enough to go through hood band with 20cm extra on both sides as pictured.

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