Size 2 years
Sizes 4 and 6 years in parentheses
4 (5-6) skeins Knitting Worsted or Orion Sayelle (2 oz. skein)
4 (5-6) balls Sport Yarn (2 oz. ball) or
3 (3-4) skeins Orion Acrylic 2 ply (2 oz. skein)
1 circular knitting needle No. 8
1 crochet hook No. 6 or G
1 stitch holder
GAUGE: 4 sts. = 1 inch
NOTE: When Sport Yarn or Orion Acrylic 2 ply is used, use 2 strands of yarn. With No. 8 circular needle cast on 120 (130-140) sts. Join being careful not to twist sts. K around for 1 inch. Slip a marker to work to mark hemline. Cont. to K around until skirt measures 7 (8-9) inch. Length of Jumper to underarm is 13 (14-15) inch., to shorten or lengthen skirt make necessary adjustment here.
1st decr. round: * K22 (24-26), K2 tog. repeat from * around. Work even on 115 (125-135) sts. for 1 inch.
2nd decr. round: * K21 (23-25), K2 tog. repeat from * around. Work even on 110 (120-130) sts. for 1 inch.
3rd decr. round: * K20 (22-24), K2 tog. repeat from * around. Work even on 105 (115-125) sts. for 1 inch.
Cont. to decr. this way 5 sts. in round, having 1 st. less between decr. every 1 inch twice more (all sizes). Work even on rem. 95 (105-115) sts. until skirt measures 13 (14-15) inch, or any des. length to underarm above hemline. Slip a marker to beg. of round. With straight No. 8 needle K across next 47 (51-55) sts. for Back, slip another marker to needle and work across rem. 48 (54-60) sts. for Front.
Work back and forth in stock. st. with No. 8 needles and bind off for armhole at the beg. of the next 2 rows 3 (3-4) sts., at the beg. of the next 2 rows 2 sts. On rem. 37 (41-43) sts. work even for 5½ (6-6½) inch, from the first binding off. Bind off for shoulders at the beg. of the next 4 (4-4) rows 6 (7-7) sts., rem. 13 (13-15) sts. bind off for neck.
Slip 48 (54-60) sts. from circular needle to straight No. 8 needles and work back and forth in stock. st. Bind off for armhole at the beg. of the next 2 rows 3 (3-4) sts and at the beg. of the next 2 rows 2 (2-3) sts. (38 (44- 46) sts. left). Work across 19 (22-23) sts. and slip them to a holder to be worked later and work over rem. 19 (22-23) sts. only. Decr. for neck 1 st. at center edge every 3rd row until 12 (14-14) sts. are left over. Work as high as back and bind off for shoulder at armhole edge 6 (7-7) sts. twice (all sizes). Slip sts. from holder back to needle, attach yarn amd finish this side of neck to correspond.
Sew up shoulder seams. Turn up hem and sew to wrong side. Right side facing you with No. 6 crochet hook work 2 rows s.c. around each armhole edge and 2 rows around neck edge. Tab: Cast on 1 st. with No. 8 needles and work in stock. st. Incr. 1 st. at the beg. and end of every K row until 5 sts. are on needle. Work even for 2 inch. Decr. 1 st. at beg. and end of every K row until 1 st. is left. Fasten off. With No. 6 crochet hook work 1 row s.c. around tab. Sew 3 buttons to tab and sew tab to V neck. Block to size.
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