In response to a lot of requests I have finally got my act together and created the Junior Christmas Jumper.
This great little jumper is knit in the round from the bottom up, at which point, the sleeves which are knitted separately are joined to the body and the yoke with the fabulous baby reindeer is then knitted in the round using Fair Isle stranded knitting.
Its a really simple knit so if someone is taking on the challenge of Fair Isle knitting for the first time there isn’t anything else to worry about whilst focusing on using two colours. Neat shaping is worked before and after the reindeer motifs to create a loose fitting, comfortable neck.
I knitted the jumper in Cygnet Wool Rich 4 ply for my friend Verity from Baa Ram Ewe in Leeds who very kindly took the photographs of the jumper on her little boy for the pattern. The pattern however, offers the choice of using either Cygnet or Excelana 4 ply. The pattern comes in eight sizes to fit from one years old right through to eight years of age and unusually for my patterns has almost NO finishing required other than at the underarm joins.
The pattern contains a combination of charted and written instructions.
Sizes are available to fit as follows:
and the sample garment shown is for an age 2 years: 51cm (20in) chest
Materials needed are as follows:
The PDF pattern offering all eight sizes is available for £4.00 which you can purchase directly from my website here
and finally you can buy Excelana here
This pattern will also be available wholesale for retailers to purchase. Full details of this to follow shortly.