Frosty's Christmas Kids by DROPS Design

Knitted jumper with snowman. For children sizes 2 – 12 years. The piece is worked in DROPS Air.

Tags: christmas, jumpers,

DROPS Design: Pattern no ai-013-bn
Yarn group C
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Sizes: 2 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Sizes in cm: 92 - 98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152
Materials:
DROPS AIR from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
150-150-150-200-200-250 g colour 04, medium grey
50 g for all sizes in colour 01, off white
50 g for all sizes in colour 06, black
A left-over of colour 13, orange - for nose
A left-over of colour 11, peacock blue - for scarf

Or use:
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
300-300-300-400-400-500 g colour 0501, grey
50 g for all sizes in colour 100, off white
50 g for all sizes in colour 8903, black
A left-over of colour 2920, orange - for nose
A left-over of colour 8905, deep ocean - for scarf

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 + 60 cm) SIZE 5.5 MM – or the size needed to get 16 stitches and 20 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 + 60 cm) SIZE 4.5 MM – for rib.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth):
1 ridge = Knit 2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.2 and A.3. Diagram A.3 shows a knot.
Diagram A.2 (snowman): The whole diagram is worked in stocking stitch. Worked with 3 balls, so that you avoid long carrying loops on the wrong side. In other words, work with 1 ball of medium grey Air/ grey Nepal on each side of jumper and 1 ball of pattern colour in middle of jumper. NOTE: To avoid holes when changing colours, you need to twist the strands together.

INCREASE TIP (sleeve):
Work until 1 st remains before marker, 1 YO, knit 2 sts (marker sits between these 2 sts) , 1 YO. On next round knit yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

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JUMPER:
Front and back pieces (back piece with or without snowman) are worked back and forth separately with circular needle. This is to make it easier to work pattern. The sleeves are worked in the round with double pointed/short circular needle. Then the pieces are sewn together, outermost stitch to outermost stitch. The neckline is worked to finish.

BACK PIECE - without snowman:
Cast on 52-54-58-60-64-68 stitches with circular needle size 4.5 mm and medium grey Air or grey Nepal. Work rib (knit 1, purl 1) until the piece measures 5 cm, change to circular needle size 5.5 mm and then work stocking stitch until the piece measures 23-25-27-30-33-35 cm. Now cast off 1 stitch in each side for armhole = 50-52-56-58-62-66 stitches. Work until piece measures 33-36-39-43-47-51 cm. Now cast off the middle 16-18-20-22-22-24 stitches for neck and each shoulder is finished separately. Continue with stocking stitch and cast off 1 stitch on next row from neck = 16-16-17-17-19-20 stitches left on shoulder. Continue working until piece measures 34-37-40-44-48-52 cm, work 2 RIDGES, see description above, over all stitches, then LOOSELY cast off. The piece measures approx. 35-38-41-45-49-53 cm from the shoulder down. Work the other shoulder in the same way.

BACK PIECE - with snowman:
Cast on 52-54-58-60-64-68 stitches with circular needle size 4.5 mm and medium grey Air or grey Nepal. Work rib (knit 1, purl 1) until piece measures 5 cm, change to circular needle size 5.5 mm and then work stocking stitch. When piece measures approx. 6-7-8-9-10-11 cm work as follows from right side: 13-14-16-17-19-21 stitches stocking stitch, A.2 (= 26 stitches) - read PATTERN and watch video if necessary, 13-14-16-17-19-21 stitches stocking stitch. Continue in this way until piece measures 23-25-27-30-33-35 cm. Now decrease 1 stitch in each side for armholes = 50-52-56-58-62-66 stitches. Continue with stocking stitch and A.2. When A.2 has been completed, work stocking stitch and medium grey Air / grey Nepal until piece measures 33-36-39-43-47-51 cm. Now cast off the middle 16-18-20-22-22-24 stitches for neck and each shoulder is finished separately. Continue with stocking stitch and cast off 1 stitch on next row from neck = 16-16-17-17-19-20 stitches left on shoulder. Continue working until piece measures 34-37-40-44-48-52 cm, work 2 RIDGES (see description above) over all stitches, then LOOSELY cast off. Piece measures approx. 35-38-41-45-49-53 cm from shoulder down. Work the other shoulder in the same way.


FRONT PIECE - with snowman:
Cast on 52-54-58-60-64-68 stitches with circular needle size 4.5 mm and medium grey Air or grey Nepal. Work rib (knit 1, purl 1) until piece measures 5 cm, change to circular needle size 5.5 mm and then work stocking stitch. When piece measures approx. 6-7-8-9-10-11 cm work as follows from right side: 13-14-16-17-19-21 stitches stocking stitch, A.2 (= 26 stitches)- read PATTERN, 13-14-16-17-19-21 stitches stocking stitch. Continue in this way until piece measures 23-25-27-30-33-35 cm. Now cast off 1 stitch in each side for armholes = 50-52-56-58-62-66 stitches. Continue with stocking stitch and A.2, when A.2 has been completed, continue with stocking stitch and medium grey Air / grey Nepal until piece measures 31-34-37-40-43-47 cm. Now place the middle 10-12-14-16-16-18 stitches on 1 thread for neck and each shoulder is finished separately. Cast off to neck at beginning of each row from neck as follows: 2 stitches 1 time and 1 stitch 2 times = 16-16-17-17-19-20 stitches left on shoulder. Continue until piece measures 34-37-40-44-48-52 cm, work 2 RIDGES over all stitches, then loosely cast off. Piece measures approx. 35-38-41-45-49-53 cm from the shoulder down. Work the other shoulder in the same way.




SLEEVE:
Cast on 28-28-30-30-32-32 stitches with double pointed needles size 4.5 mm and medium grey Air or grey Nepal. Insert 1 marker thread at the beginning of the round = mid under sleeve. Work rib (knit 1, purl 1) until piece measures 4 cm, change to circular needle size 5.5 mm and then work stocking stitch. When piece measures 6 cm increase 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read INCREASE TIP. Increase in this way every 4-4-4-4-4-4 cm a total of 5-7-7-9-10-11 times = 38-42-44-48-52-54 stitches. When piece measures 27-32-36-40-44-48 cm loosely cast off. Work another sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams inside the cast-off edge.
Sew the front and back pieces together in the outermost stitch. Sew in sleeves.

NECKLINE:
Knit up from right side approx. 58 to 68 stitches (number of stitches must be divisible by 2) around the neck (including stitches on thread at front) with short circular needle size 4.5 mm and medium grey Air or grey Nepal. Work rib (knit 1, purl 1) until piece measures 4 cm. Cast off with knit over knit and purl over purl - make sure the cast-off edge is not tight.

NOSE:
Cast on 8 stitches with 2 strands orange Air or Nepal with needle size 5.5 mm (leave strand lengths of approx. 30 cm, these are used as stuffing afterwards). Then continue with 1 strand. Purl 1 row. The next row is worked as follows: Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 5 = 7 stitches. Purl 1 row. Knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 2 = 6 stitches. Purl 1 row. Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 3 = 5 stitches. Cut the strand (leave a strand-length of approx. 30 cm; this is used to fasten), pull it through the remaining stitches. Sew together in the side and push the long strands from casting-on inside the nose as stuffing. Sew the nose to the middle of the snowman’s head on the front piece.

SCARF:
Cast on 62 stitches with needle size 5.5 mm and peacock blue Air or deep ocean Nepal. Work 2 rows stocking stitch. Cast off. Thread the scarf through the jumper by the neck of the snowman (on the front piece) and back to right side on the other side of the neck. Tie the scarf ends together with a double knot in front.

SNOW, BUTTONS AND EYES:
Make 12 knots with off white Air or Nepal for snow and 5 knots with a left-over of black Air or Nepal for buttons and eyes as follows: 1 knot: Cut 1 strand of approx. 40 cm. Make 4 knots around a needle size 5.5 mm - see diagram A.3 (i.e. make 3 LOOSE knots, make 1 more knot and tighten the strand on this knot = 1 knot). Position the knots on the front piece, thread the strand ends through each side of 1 stitch and tie at wrong side - see photo.

This pattern has been corrected. .

New yarn amount in the 3 smallest sizes:
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
300-300-300-400-400-500 g colour 0501, grey
Updated online: 08.11.2017

Diagram

= off white Air / off white Nepal
= medium grey Air / grey Nepal
= black Air / black Nepal
= single knot