Clue #2 - Back of the jumper

In this clue we’ll be knitting the back of our jumper where you can choose if you want to have - or not - the back of Santa.

We have also included, at the end of the instructions, a list of videos and lessons to make knitting your jumper even easier! Do you still have doubts? You can leave a question using the comment form at the bottom of the page, and our experts will try to help you!


Notes for the pattern

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.3 and A.2 (A.2 applies only to sizes 7/8 – 9/10 – 11/12 years).

JUMPER – SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE BACKPIECE:
The back piece is worked back and forth with circular needle bottom up. First a loose piece is worked for the hat and is later combined with the back piece on the last row of the pattern; it hangs outside the jumper.


Let’s start knitting!

Back piece with Santa

Cast on 70-74-78-82-86-90 stitches with circular needle size 4.5 mm and medium grey Air or grey Nepal (colour a). Purl 1 row (= wrong side).
The next row is worked as follows from the right side: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, * knit 2, purl 2 * work from *-* until there is 1 stitch left on the row and finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue this rib for 4 cm – adjust so the next row is worked from the right side. Knit 1 row where you decrease 12-12-12-14-14-14 stitches evenly spaced = 58-62-66-68-72-76 stitches.

Change to circular needle size 5.5 mm. Work stocking stitch (edge stitches on each side worked in garter stitch on every row) for 1-1-4-4-6-8 cm (the piece measures a total of 5-5-8-8-10-12 cm from the edge).
Now work stocking stitch (edge stitches in garter stitch) and pattern in the different sizes as follows from the right side:

SIZES 2 – 3/4 – 5/6 years:
Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, 6-8-10 stitches in stocking stitch, A.3 (= 44 stitches), work 6-8-10 stitches in stocking stitch and finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue this pattern.

SIZES 7/8 – 9/10 – 11/12 years:
Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, 11-13-15 stitches in stocking stitch, A.2 (= 44 stitches), work 11-13-15 stitches in stocking stitch and finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. When the piece measures 11-16-20 cm, work pattern A.3 over pattern A.2. Continue this pattern.

ALL SIZES:
When the piece measures 20-23-26-29-32-35 cm – adjust so the next row is worked from the right side, cast off 2-2-2-3-3-3 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows for the armholes = 54-58-62-62-66-70 stitches. Continue with stocking stitch, A.3(only in the smallest sizes) and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on each side – AT THE SAME TIME on the next row from the right side, decrease to raglan. Decrease to raglan every 2nd row (i.e. each row from the right side) a total of 13-14-15-16-17-18 times. When all the decreases to raglan are finished there are 28-30-32-30-32-34 stitches on the needle, cast off.

Diagram

= knit from right side, purl from wrong side with medium grey/grey (colour a)
= knit from right side, purl from wrong side with off-white (colour c)
= knit from right side, purl from wrong side with wheat/light beige (colour d)
= knit from right side, purl from wrong side with raspberry/deep red (colour b)
= purl from right side, knit from wrong side with raspberry/deep red (colour b)
= purl from right side, knit from wrong side with wheat/light beige (colour d)
= on this row (= from right side) work the loose hat together with the back piece
= lay the loose hat (= 12 stitches) over these 12 stitches, * knit together 1 stitch from the hat and 1 stitch from the garment using raspberry/deep red (colour b) (= 1 stitch) *, work from *-* a total of 12 times.

Back piece without Santa

Cast on 70-74-78-82-86-90 stitches with circular needle size 4.5 mm and medium grey Air or grey Nepal (colour a). Purl 1 row (= wrong side).
The next row is worked as follows from the right side: 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, * knit 2, purl 2 * work from *-* until there is 1 stitch left on the row and finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue this rib for 4 cm – adjust so the next row is worked from the right side. Knit 1 row where you decrease 12-12-12-14-14-14 stitches evenly spaced = 58-62-66-68-72-76 stitches.

Change to circular needle size 5.5 mm and work stocking stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on each side.
When the piece measures 20-23-26-29-32-35 cm – adjust so the next row is worked from the right side, cast off 2-2-2-3-3-3 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows for the armholes = 54-58-62-62-66-70 stitches. Continue with stocking stitch and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on each side – AT THE SAME TIME on the next row from the right side, decrease to raglan. Decrease to raglan every 2nd row (i.e. each row from the right side) a total of 13-14-15-16-17-18 times.
When all decreases to raglan are finished there are 28-30-32-30-32-34 stitches on the row, cast off.


Finished

The back of our jumper is now finished. Are you ready to move to the sleeves? Then click below on Next > to get to the next step of the jumper. And don’t forget to send pictures of your progress to our gallery. Click here to submit a link!


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Comments (1)

Marion Sbongk 18.11.2019 - 18:36:

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