What do I need to start?

What do I need to join?

The amount of yarn you need will depend of the size you are knitting, and that's why the first step is to choose which jumper size you'll be making. Measure a jumper that fits your child well and compare the measurements to the size chart below to choose the best fit!

Sizes: 2 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years

Size (by height in cm): 92 - 98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152

See tips on how to read this size chart here.

Yarn

Below you'll find a list of the materials needed for the sweater. We'll be knitting with DROPS Air but we have also added DROPS Nepal as alternative. Remember however that you can choose another quality from Yarn Group C. Use our yarn calculator to find out how much of a different DROPS yarn you would need.

DROPS Air
Colour a) 100-100-150-150-150-150 g colour 04 medium grey
(You will need an extra 50-50-50-50-50-50 g of colour 04 medium grey if you do not work the santa on the back)
Colour b) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 25 raspberry
Colour c) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 01 off white
Colour d) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 02 wheat
Colour e) Leftover yarn - we used colour 06 black, for the eyes.

Order DROPS Air here


Yarn alternative

DROPS Nepal
Colour a) 200-200-250-250-300-300 g colour 0501, grey
(You will need an extra 50-50-50-50-50-50 g of colour 0501 grey if you do not work the santa on the back)
Colour b) 50-100-100-100-100-100 g colour 3608, deep red
Colour c) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 0100, off white
Colour d) 50-50-50-50-50-50 g colour 0206, light beige
Colour e) Leftover yarn - we used colour 8903 black, for the eyes.

Order DROPS Nepal here


Other materials

- DROPS double pointed needles, size 5,5 mm
- DROPS circular needles, size 5,5 mm - in lengths 40 and 60 cm for the stocking stitch.
- DROPS double pointed needles, size 4,5 mm
- DROPS circular needles, size 4,5 mm - in lengths 40 and 60 cm for the rib edge.

Remember that the needle size indicated is only a guide. The knitting tension for this pattern is 16 stitches in width and 20 rows in height with stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm. If you have too many stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger needle size. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm, change to a smaller needle size.