Saturday, 18 February 2017

Simplified newborn baby jumper

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 67 stitches using the broken toe cast on, in 1x1 rib using the lowest tension.
  • Knit 1x1 rib for 10 rows on tension 2.
  • Transfer all stitches to the top bed and drop the ribber bed out of use.
  • Knit 31 rows in stocking stitch on tension 7.
  • Cast off first 2 stitches and knit the remaining stitches in the row (twice).
  • Knit 28 rows in stocking stitch on tension 7
Shape right side of neckline
  • Move all needles to the left of '0' on the needle bed to the hold position.
  • Move left-most 7 needles into hold position and knit 1 row
  • Move left-most needle to hold position and knit 1 row (3 times).
  • Put all stitches into hold position.
Shape left side of neckline
  • Move all needles to the left of '0' on the needle back into work position.
  • Move right-most 7 needles into hold position and knit 1 row
  • Move right-most needle to hold position and knit 1 row (3 times).
  • Put all stitches into hold position.
  • Put all stitches back into work position and knit one row.
  • Put all stitches onto waste yarn and remove from the machine.
Front
  • Starting with the carriage on the right, cast on 67 stitches using the broken toe cast on, in 1x1 rib using the lowest tension.
  • Knit 1x1 rib for 10 rows on tension 2.
  • Transfer all stitches to the top bed and drop the ribber bed out of use.
  • Knit 31 rows in stocking stitch on tension 7.
  • Cast off first 2 stitches and knit the remaining stitches in the row (twice).
  • Knit 20 rows in stocking stitch on tension 7
Shape right side of neckline
  • Move all needles to the left of '0' on the needle bed to the hold position.
  • Move left-most 2 needles into hold position and knit 1 row
  • Move left-most needle to hold position and knit 1 row (5 times).
  • Move left-most 2 needles to hold position and knit 1 row (2 times).
  • Knit 4 rows in stocking stitch on tension 7
  • Put all stitches into hold position.


Shape left side of neckline
  • Move all needles to the left of '0' on the needle back into work position.
  • Move right-most 2 needles into hold position and knit 1 row
  • Move right-most needle to hold position and knit 1 row (5 times).
  • Move right-most 2 needles to hold position and knit 1 row (2 times).
  • Knit 4 rows in stocking stitch on tension 7
  • Put all stitches into hold position.
  • Put all stitches back into work position and knit one row.
  • Put all stitches onto waste yarn and remove from the machine.
Sleeves (make 2)
  • Starting with the carriage on the right, cast on 39 stitches using the broken toe cast on, in 1x1 rib using the lowest tension.
  • Knit 1x1 rib for 10 rows on tension 2.
  • Transfer all stitches to the top bed and drop the ribber bed out of use.
  • Knit 10 rows in stocking stitch on tension 7.
  • Increase 2 stitches at each side, then knit 6 rows (6 times).
  • Knit 10 rows.
  • Decrease 1 stitch at each end and knit 1 row (twice).
  • Put all remaining stitches onto waste yarn and remove from the machine.

Neckline
  • Sew left front and back shoulders using an invisible stitch (TBC).
  • Hook right shoulder stitches and neckline edge and stitches. 
  • Knit 1 row in stocking stitch. 
  • Put every 2nd stitch onto ribber bed.
  • Knit 1x1 rib for 6 rows creating 2 buttonholes on front right shoulder. (details to be finalised)
  • Cast off.
Making up 
  • sew sleeves onto shoulder seams.
  • Sew sleeve edges together from cuff to armpit. 
  • sew side seams from hem to armpit.
  • Sew on buttons at neck opening.

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