Red Nose Jumper Kids by DROPS Design

Knitted sweater for children in DROPS Nepal. The piece is worked with a reindeer motif. Sizes 2 - 12 years. Theme: Christmas.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ne-026-bn
Yarn group C or A + A
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Sizes: 2 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Sizes equivalent to approx. height of child in cm:
92 - 98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152
Sizes equivalent to approx. height of child in feet:
3ft – 3ft3/3ft5 – 3ft7/3ft9 – 4ft/4ft2 – 4ft5/4ft7 – 4ft9/4ft12

Finished measurements:
Chest measurements: 62-66-70-76-80-84 cm = 24 3/8”-26”-27 1/2”-30”-31 1/2”-33 1/2”
Full length: 33-36-40-44-48-52 cm = 13”-14 1/4”-15 3/4”-17 1/4”-19”-20 1/2”

All measurements in charts are in cm.

Materials:
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
200-250-250-300-350-400 g color 3620, red
(You will need an extra 50-50-50-50-50-50 g of color 3620 red if you do not work the reindeer on the back)
50-50-50-100-100-100 g color 6314, denim blue
50-50-50-50-50-50 g color 0206, light beige
50-50-50-50-50-50 g color 0612, medium brown
50-50-50-50-50-50 g color 0300, beige
50-50-50-50-50-50 g color 2923, goldenrod

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

KNITTING GAUGE:
17 stitches in width and 22 rows in height with stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm = 4” x 4”.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 5 MM = US 8.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 5 MM = US 8: length 40 cm = 16” and 80 cm = 32” for stockinette stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 MM = US 6.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4 MM = US 6: length 40 cm = 16” and 80 cm = 32” for rib.
The needle size is only a guide. If you have too many stitches on 10 cm = 4”, change to a larger needle size. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm = 4”, change to a smaller needle size.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4 MM = US 6 – for necklace on reindeer.

ACCESSORIES: A small red decorative heart of approx. 2 cm = 3/4” in diameter or something similar which can be used for the necklace on the reindeer (it must have a hole to thread the row of chain-stitches through).

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Pattern instructions

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

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RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth):
1 ridge = Knit 2 rows.
1 edge stitch in garter stitch = knit the stitch from both the right and wrong side

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2.
The reindeer is worked in stockinette stitch.
To avoid long strands at the back of the piece when working pattern, you can work with 3/5 balls. In other words, work with 1 ball of denim blue/red on each side of the reindeer and with 1 ball of medium brown/beige/light beige in the middle of the sweater (i.e. A.1/A.2). To avoid holes when changing color, twist the strands together when changing color.

INCREASE TIP (for mid under sleeve):
Start 1 stitch before the marker thread, make 1 yarn over, knit 2 (the marker thread sits between these 2 stitches), make 1 yarn over. On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the new stitches in stockinette stitch.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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SWEATER - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Front and back pieces are worked back and forth with circular needle (with or without a reindeer on back piece). The parts are worked separately, bottom up. The sleeves are worked in the round with double pointed needles / short circular needle, bottom up.

BACK PIECE WITH REINDEER:
Cast on 54-58-62-66-70-74 stitches (including 1 edge stitch in each side) with circular needle size 4 mm = US 6 and denim blue. Purl 1 row (= wrong side). The next row is worked as follows from the right side: 1 edge stitch in GARTER STITCH – read description above, * knit 2, purl 2 * work from *-* until there is 1 stitch left on the row, finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch. Continue this rib for 2-2-2-3-3-3 cm = 3/4”-3/4”-3/4”-1 1/8”-1 1/8”-1 1/8” – adjust so that the next row is from the right side.
Change to circular needle size 5 mm = US 8. Work 10-12-14-16-20-24 rows stockinette stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on each side. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE!
Change to red and work the next row as follows from the right side: Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, 13-15-17-19-21-23 stitches in stockinette stitch, work A.1 (= 26 stitches) – read PATTERN, work 13-15-17-19-21-23 stitches in stockinette stitch and finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch.
Continue this pattern. When the piece measures 21-23-26-29-32-35 cm = 8 1/4”-9”-10 1/4”-11 3/8”-12 1/2”-13 3/4” bind off 1 stitch at the beginning of the next 2 rows for the armholes = 52-56-60-64-68-72 stitches. Continue with stockinette stitch and A.1. When A.1 has been completed, continue with red over all stitches. When the piece measures 31-34-38-42-46-50 cm = 12 1/4”-13 3/8”-15”-16 1/2”-18”-19 3/4” bind off the middle 18-20-22-24-24-26 stitches for neck and each shoulder is finished separately. Then bind off 1 stitch on the next row from the neck = 16-17-18-19-21-22 stitches left on shoulder. Continue working until the piece measures 32-35-39-43-47-51 cm = 12 1/2”-13 3/4”-15 1/4”-17”-18 1/2”-20” – adjust so that the next row is worked from the wrong side. Knit 1 row from the wrong side, knit 1 row from the right side and knit 1 row from the wrong side. Bind off with knit from the right side. Work the other shoulder in the same way. The sweater measures approx. 33-36-40-44-48-52 cm = 13”-14 1/4”-15 3/4”-17 1/4”-19”-20 1/2” from the shoulder down.

BACKPIECE WITHOUT REINDEER:
Cast on 54-58-62-66-70-74 stitches (including 1 edge stitch on each side) with circular needle size 4 mm = US 4 and denim blue. Purl 1 row (= wrong side). The next row is worked as follows from the right side: 1 edge stitch in GARTER STITCH – read description above, * 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 2-2-2-3-3-3 cm = 3/4”-3/4”-3/4”-1 1/8”-1 1/8”-1 1/8” – adjust so that the next row is from the right side.
Change to circular needle size 5 mm = US 8. Work 10-12-14-16-20-24 rows stockinette stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on each side. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE!
Change to red and continue with stockinette stitch and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side. When the piece measures 21-23-26-29-32-35 cm cm = 8 1/4”-9”-10 1/4”-11 3/8”-12 1/2”-13 3/4” bind off 1 stitch at the beginning of the next 2 rows for armholes = 52-56-60-64-68-72 stitches. Continue with stockinette stitch and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on each side. When the piece measures 31-34-38-42-46-50 cm = 12 1/4”-13 3/8”-15”-16 1/2”-18”-19 3/4” bind off the middle 18-20-22-24-24-26 stitches for neck and each shoulder is finished separately. Then bind off 1 stitch on the next row from the neck = 16-17-18-19-21-22 stitches left on shoulder. Continue working until the piece measures 32-35-39-43-47-51 cm = 12 1/2”-13 3/4”-15 1/4”-17”-18 1/2”-20” – adjust so that the next row is worked from the wrong side. Knit 1 row from the wrong side, knit 1 row from the right side and knit 1 row from the wrong side. Bind off with knit from the right side. Work the other shoulder in the same way. The sweater measures approx. 33-36-40-44-48-52 cm = 13”-14 1/4”-15 3/4”-17 1/4”-19”-20 1/2” from the shoulder down.

FRONT PIECE:
Cast on 54-58-62-66-70-74 stitches (including 1 edge stitch on each side) with circular needle size 4 mm = US 6 and denim blue. Purl 1 row (= wrong side). The next row is worked as follows from the right side: 1 edge stitch in GARTER STITCH – read description above, * 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 2-2-2-3-3-3 cm = 3/4”-3/4”-3/4”-1 1/8”-1 1/8”-1 1/8” – adjust so that the next row is from the right side.
Change to circular needle size 5 mm = US 8. Work 2-4-6-8-12-16 rows stockinette stitch with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE!
The next row is worked with denim blue as follows from the right side: Work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, 11-13-15-17-19-21 stitches in stockinette stitch, work A.2 (= 30 stitches) – read PATTERN, work 11-13-15-17-19-21 stitches in stockinette stitch and finish with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch.
Continue this pattern. When the row with an arrow in A.2 has been worked change the background color from denim blue to red. Continue the pattern in the same way with 1 edge stitch in garter stitch in each side.
When the piece measures 21-23-26-29-32-35 cm = cm = 8 1/4”-9”-10 1/4”-11 3/8”-12 1/2”-13 3/4” bind off 1 stitch at the beginning of the next 2 rows for the armholes = 52-56-60-64-68-72 stitches. Continue with stockinette stitch and A.2. When A.2 has been completed, continue with red over all stitches. AT THE SAME TIME when the piece measures 30-31-35-38-42-45 cm = 11 3/4”-12 1/4”-13 3/4”-15”-16 1/2”-17 3/4” place the middle 14-16-16-18-18-18 stitches on 1 thread for the neck and each shoulder is finished separately. Then bind off for the neck at the beginning of each row from the neck as follows: Bind off 2 stitches 1 time and 1 stitch 1-1-2-2-2-3 times = 16-17-18-19-21-22 stitches left on the shoulder. Continue until the piece measures 32-35-39-43-47-51 cm = 12 1/2”-13 3/4”-15 1/4”-17”-18 1/2”-20” – adjust so that the next row is worked from the wrong side. Knit 1 row from the wrong side, knit 1 row from the right side and knit 1 row from the wrong side. Bind off with knit from the right side. Work the other shoulder in the same way. The sweater measures approx. 33-36-40-44-48-52 cm = 13”-14 1/4”-15 3/4”-17 1/4”-19”-20 1/2” from the shoulder down.

SLEEVE:
Cast on 28-28-32-32-32-36 stitches with double pointed needles size 4 mm = US 6 and red. Knit 1 round. Then work rib in the round (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 2-2-2-3-3-3 cm = 3/4”-3/4”-3/4”-1 1/8”-1 1/8”-1 1/8”. Change to double pointed needles size 5 mm = US 8. Insert 1 marker thread at the beginning of the round (= mid under sleeve). The marker thread will be used a little later when increasing under the sleeve. Work stockinette stitch in the round. When the piece measures 6-6-6-6-8-8 cm = 2 3/8”-2 3/8”-2 3/8”-2 3/8”-3 1/8”-3 1/8” increase 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read INCREASE TIP. Increase like this every 3½-3-3½-3½-3-3½ cm = 1 1/4”-1 1/8”-1 1/4”-1 1/4”-1 1/8”-1 1/4” a total of 6-8-8-9-11-11 times = 40-44-48-50-54-58 stitches. Continue working until the piece measures 26-30-34-38-42-46 cm = 10 1/4”-11 3/4”-13 3/8”-15”-16 1/2”-18” (or to desired length). Loosely bind off. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams inside the bind-off edge. Sew the side seams inside the 1 edge stitch on each side. Sew in sleeves.

NECK:
Knit up from the right side approx. 46 to 66 stitches around the neck (including the stitches on the thread at the front) with short circular needle size 4 mm = US 6 and red. Knit 1 round where you increase evenly on the round to 56-60-64-72-72-76 stitches. Work rib in the round (= knit 2 / purl 2) for approx. 3-3-3-3-4-4 cm = 1 1/8”-1 1/8”-1 1/8”-1 1/8”-1 1/2”-1 1/2”. Loosely bind off with knit over knit and purl over purl.

HAIR:
Fasten 3 fringes both on the front and the back of the head.
1 fringe = cut 2 strands of medium brown, each approx. 8-9 cm = 3 1/8”-3 1/2”. Lay the strands together and pull them around a stitch at the top of the reindeer’s head, between the beige on the head and the brown on the antlers - middle of head. Tie a double knot. Fasten another fringe on each side of the middle-fringe – see photo.

EYES:
Make 2 eyes with medium brown as follows: 1 eye: Cut 3 strand of approx. 40 cm = 15 3/4”. Make 4 knots around a needle size 5 mm = US 8 - see diagram A.3 (i.e. make 3 LOOSE knots, make 1 more knot and tighten the strand on this knot = 1 knot). Make 1 more eye. Place the eyes on the front of the reindeer’s head, just above the light beige section - see photo. Pull the strand-ends through the garment on each side of one stitch and tie them at the back.



NOSE:
Make a pom pom with red, approx. 5-6 cm = 2”-2 3/8” in diameter, remember to leave 2 strands to fasten the pom pom with. Fasten the pom pom to the front of the reindeer’s head in the middle of the light beige section. Thread the strand ends through the garment on each side of one stitch and tie together on the wrong side.

NECKLACE BACK (for back piece with reindeer):
Work a row of chain stitches of approx. 14 cm = 5 1/2” with hook size 4 mm = US 6 and goldenrod. Place the necklace across the reindeer’s neck on the back piece. Fasten the strand-ends on the wrong side of the garment.

NECKLACE FRONT:
Work a row of chain stitches of approx. 16-18 cm = 6 1/4”-7” with hook size 4 mm = US 6 and goldenrod. Thread a red heart, or something similar, onto the row of chain stitches and tie a knot so that the heart stays in the middle of the row. Place the necklace across the reindeer’s neck on the front piece. Fasten the strand-ends on the wrong side of the garment.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= red
= denim blue
= medium brown
= beige
= light beige
= when the row with an arrow in A.2 has been worked change the background colour from denim blue to red



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