Sunday, 5 February 2017

Jumper pattern experiment V4

Tension
Stocking stitch: 30 stitches x 44 rows = 10cm2 on tension 7
1x1 Rib: 37 stitches x 50 rows = 10cm2 on tension 2

Materials
Any 4ply or sport weight yarn would be suitable

Instructions
N.B. The tension numbers and needle position letters given are for Brother machines. Please refer to your manual if you use a different type of machine.

Back
  • Starting with the carriage on the right, cast on 131 stitches using the broken toe cast on, in 1x1 rib using the lowest tension.
  • Knit 1x1 rib for 40 rows on tension 2.
  • Transfer all stitches to the top bed and drop the ribber bed out of use.
  • Knit 100 rows in stocking stitch on tension 7.
  • Cast off first 10 stitches and knit the remaining stitches in the row (twice).
  • Decrease 3 stitches at each end of every 6th row for next 36 rows.
  • Decrease 4 stitches at each end of every 6th row for next 36 rows.
  • Put all remaining stitches onto waste yarn and remove from the machine.
Front

  • Starting with the carriage on the right, cast on 131 stitches using the broken toe cast on, in 1x1 rib using the lowest tension.
  • Knit 1x1 rib for 40 rows on tension 2.
  • Transfer all stitches to the top bed and drop the ribber bed out of use.
  • Knit 60 rows in stocking stitch on tension 7.
  • Increase 1 stitch at each side every 4th row for 28 rows.
Bust shaping
  • Hold first 2 stitches at each end, change holding lever to 'H' and knit 2 rows.
  • Add 2 more needles to hold position at each end and knit 2 rows (3 times). 
  • Add 2 more needles to hold position at each end and kit 1 row. 
  • Move 2 centre-most held needles to work position and knit 1 row.
  • Move 2 centre-most held needles to work position and knit 2 rows (4 times).
  • Put all needles back into work position.
  • Knit 12 rows.
  • Cast off first 10 stitches and knit the remaining stitches in the row (twice).
Shape left side of neckline
  • Move all needles to the right of '0' on the needle bed to the hold position and knit 1 row.
  • **Decrease 3 at left and move right-most 2 needles into hold position and knit 1 row
  • Move right-most 2 needles to hold position and knit 1 row (5 times).
  • Repeat from ** 2 times more. 
  • Decrease 3 at left and move right-most needle into hold position and knit 1 row.
  • Move right-most needle to hold position and knit 1 row (5 times).
  • Decrease 3 at left and move right-most needle into hold position and knit 1 row.
  • Move right-most needle to hold position and knit 1 row (4 times).
  • Put all needles back to work position.
Shape right side of neckline
  • Move all needles to the left of '0' on the needle bed to the hold position and knit 1 row.
  • **Decrease 3 at right and move left-most 2 needles into hold position and knit 1 row
  • Move left-most 2 needles to hold position and knit 1 row (5 times).
  • Repeat from ** 2 times more. 
  • Decrease 3 at right and move left-most needle into hold position and knit 1 row.
  • Move left-most needle to hold position and knit 1 row (5 times).
  • Decrease 3 at right and move left-most needle into hold position and knit 1 row.
  • Move left-most needle to hold position and knit 1 row (4 times).
  • Put all needles back to work position and knit 1 row.
Finish neck edge
  • Put every 2nd stitch back onto ribber bed. 
  • Knit 1x1 rib for 6 rows. 
  • Chain stitch cast off.
Right sleeve
  • Starting with the carriage on the right, cast on 79 stitches using the broken toe cast on, in 1x1 rib using the lowest tension.
  • Knit 1x1 rib for 40 rows on tension 2 using knit in elastic for first 6 rows.
  • Transfer all stitches to the top bed and drop the ribber bed out of use.
  • Knit 40 rows in stocking stitch on tension 7.
  • Increase 1 stitch at each side every 6th row for 120 rows.
  • Cast off first 10 stitches and knit the remaining stitches in the row (twice).
  • Decrease 3 stitches at each end of every 6th row 4 times. (24 rows)
  • **Decrease 3 stitches at the right, put left-most needle into hold position and knit one row. 
  • Put the left-most needle needle into hold position and knit 1 row (5 times).
  • Repeat from ** 7 times more. (48 rows).
  • Put all needles back into work position and knit one row.
  • Put all stitches onto waste yarn.
Left sleeve
  • Starting with the carriage on the right, cast on 79 stitches using the broken toe cast on, in 1x1 rib using the lowest tension.
  • Knit 1x1 rib for 40 rows on tension 2 using knit in elastic for first 6 rows.
  • Transfer all stitches to the top bed and drop the ribber bed out of use.
  • Knit 40 rows in stocking stitch on tension 7.
  • Increase 1 stitch at each side every 6th row for 120 rows.
  • Cast off first 10 stitches and knit the remaining stitches in the row (twice).
  • Decrease 3 stitches at each end of every 6th row 4 times. (24 rows)
  • **Decrease 3 stitches at the left, put right-most needle into hold position and knit one row. 
  • Put the right-most needle needle into hold position and knit 1 row (5 times).
  • Repeat from ** 7 times more. (48 rows).
  • Put all needles back into work position and knit one row.
  • Put all stitches onto waste yarn.

Back neck
  • Align raglan edges and sew both sleeves to back. 
  • Align front raglan edges to sleeves and make a mark where front neckline meets sleeve on both sides. 
  • Re-hook back onto needles and remove waste yarn. 
  • Follow from neck edge to hook raglan sleeve edge onto needles until you reach marks.
  • Knit 1 row in stocking stitch. 
  • Put every 2nd stitch back onto ribber bed. 
  • Knit 1x1 rib for 6 rows. 
  • Chain stitch cast off.

Making up
  • Align raglan edges and sew both front sleeve edges to front ensuring that neck ribbing meets. 
  • Sew sleeve edges together from cuff to armpit. 
  • sew side seams from hem to armpit.



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