Shawlcollared jacket

To fit ages

6-12

12-18

18-24

months

Actual measurements

Chest

62

70

80

cm

24A

2 TA

31 %

in

Length to shoulder

30

33

36

cm

11 3/A

13

14%

in

Sleeve seam

16

18

23

cm

6 Ya

7

9

in

materials 4(5:5) 50g balls Debbie Bliss merino aran in Stone.

Pair of 5mm (US 8) knitting needles. 4 buttons.

tension 18 sts and 24 rows to 10cm/4in square over st st using 5mm (US 8) needles.

abbreviations alt = alternate beg = beginning cm = centimetre(s) cont = continue foil = following in(s) = inch(es) inc = increase K(k) = knit ml = make one st by picking up the loop lying between the st just worked and the next st and working into the back of it P(p) = purl rem = remaining rep = repeat si = slip st(s) = stitch(es) st st = stocking stitch tbl = through back loop tog = together yo = yarn over needle back With 5mm (US 8) needles, cast on 54(62:70) sts.

1st row (right side) K2, * p2, k2; rep from * to end. 2nd row P2, * k2, p2; rep from * to end. Rep these 2 rows 1(2:2) time(s) more.

Next row (right side) K13, ml, k28(36:44), ml, k13. 56(64:72) sts.

Beg with a p row, work in st st until back measures 30(33:36)cm/11%(13:14%)in from cast-on edge, ending with a p row.

Shape shoulders

Cast off 7(9:11) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 8(9:10) sts at beg of foil 2 rows. Leave rem 26(28:30) sts on a stitch holder for collar.

left front With 5mm (US 8) needles, cast on 27(31:35) sts.

1st row (right side) K2, * p2, k2; rep from * to last st, k1. 2nd row P3, * k2, p2; rep from * to end. Rep these 2 rows 1(2:2) time(s) more.

Beg with a k row, work in st st until front measures 19(21:23)cm/7^(8%:9)in from cast-on edge, ending with a p row. Shape neck

Next row (right side) K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. P 1 row.

Rep the last 2 rows 11(12:13) times more. 15(18:21) sts.

Work straight until front measures same as back to shoulder, ending with a p row. Shape shoulder

right front With 5mm (US 8) needles, cast on 27(31:35) sts.

1 st row (right side) K3, * p2, k2; rep from * to end. 2nd row P2, * k2, p2; rep from * to last st, p1. Rep these 2 rows 1(2:2) times more.

Beg with a k row, work in st st until front measures 19(21:23)cm/7^(8%:9)in from cast-on edge, ending with a p row. Shape neck

Next row (right side) K1, k2tog tbl, k to end. P 1 row.

Rep the last 2 rows 11(12:13) times more. 15(18:21) sts.

Work straight until front measures same as back to shoulder, ending with a k row. Shape shoulder

sleeves With 5mm (US 8) needles, cast on 26(30:34) sts.

1st row (right side) K2, * p2, k2; rep from * to end. 2nd row P2, * k2, p2; rep from * to end. Rep these 2 rows 2(3:3) times more.

Next row (right side) K4(3:5), [ml, k6(8:8)] 3 times, ml, k4(3:5). 30(34:38) sts.

Beg with a p row, work in st st and inc one st as before at each end of every foil 4th row, until there are 44(50:56) sts.

Work straight until sleeve measures 16(18:23)cm/6M(7:9)in from cast-on edge, ending with a p row. Cast off.

collar and front bands to make up Matching centre of cast-off edge of sleeve to shoulder seam, sew on sleeves. Join side and sleeve seams. Sew on buttons to match buttonholes.

Join shoulder seams.

With right side facing and 5mm (US 8) needles, pick up and k44(46:48) sts up right front edge to beg of neck shaping, 30(31:32) sts up right front neck to shoulder, k across 26(28:30) sts from centre back neck holder, pick up and k30(31:32) sts down left front neck to beg of neck shaping and 44(46:48) sts down left front to cast-on edge. 174(182:190) sts.

Beg with a 2nd row, work 1 row in rib as given for back.

Cont to work a further 14 turning rows in this way, working an extra 4 sts, as before, on each row.

Next row Rib to end. Buttonhole row (wrong side) Rib

134(139:144) sts, [yo, work 2tog, rib ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 10(11:12)] 3 times, yo, work 2tog, rib 2. Rib 1 row. Cast off in rib.

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